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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.
People love yoga. People love the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola. Mash the two together, and you have created a nice, marketable concept that can sweep a bundle of folks into the arms of the Lord and/or the Society of Jesus.
Arts & CultureBooks
And reading poetry, like the books in our 2018 poetry review, can be a great way to not make perfect sense of a thing, but to just be with a thing.
A man displays a sign as immigration advocates rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 15, 2016, in Washington. (CNS photo/Michael Reynolds, EPA)
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
He said he can’t let his feelings get in the way of this. He can’t bend the rules for one person.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
People do not have the time or money or energy to be angry at popes or angry at people who are angry at popes.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Nearly 1,000 poems poured in this year for America’s annual Foley Poetry Contest from writers of all ages.
Jim Caviezel as Luke and James Faulkner as Paul are seen in the film "Paul, Apostle of Christ." (CNS photo/Sony Pictures) 
Arts & CultureFilm
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Someone brought their newborn to a preview of ‘Paul,’ and that newborn wailed.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
What does it mean to follow Christ?
The Jesuits of St. Ignatius College Preparatory and Santa Clara College in San Francisco, take in 1905. 
FaithOf Many Things
Joe Hoover, S.J.
I know this is generally not O.K. to do, writing a whole article about joining the Jesuits.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
How does one define Christian poetry?
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Politics & SocietyIdeas
Joe Hoover, S.J.
It’s not that Mr. Comey told a bunch of lies and covered them up with a prize-winning performance. It’s that facts can sound like lies when you tell them under pressure. Mr. Comey, who has had experience testifying before Congress, didn’t buckle to the pressure.