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Brother Joe Hoover, S.J., is America’s poetry editor and the author of O Death, Where is Thy Sting: A Meditation on Suffering.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
This is the prayer: Accept things as they are. It was all meant to be.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Poetry is an attempt to say the unsayable, to capture what ultimately eludes.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Would you take your daughter there, the unholiest there you guess you could go?
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
You are called to become obedient enough to serve the God who invites you to do seemingly very little. The God who himself apparently does nothing as the disease spreads.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Entrants to this year’s contest included poems about human trafficking, the Mueller Report, priestly abuse and screen addiction.
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Joe Hoover, S.J.
Greg Pardlo's new memoir clips quickly along and burdens the reader with almost no slow moments.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Adding more words will not make Mass “better.” If you cleanly speak the words as they are, if you let them flow through you, the people in the pews may hear the Mass as they have never heard it before. You do not need to do more. It’s not about you.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Entrepreneurs like Jeff Bezos talk about being “innovators” and “disrupters,” but really they are not—not in truly world-shaking ways. Imagine if they announced to the world: We are doubling the wages of our warehouse workers, increasing benefits. We are becoming, for God’s sake, a cooperative.
Arts & CultureBooks
Joe Hoover, S.J.
In Christian Wiman's new book, all easy answers about how spirituality informs the arts and vice versa are given fierce interrogation.