Joseph McAuley is an assistant editor of America.

Faith Explainer
Joseph McAuleyAugust 23, 2018
Pope Francis will be spending a few precious hours at the Basilica of Knock while he is in Ireland this weekend.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Joseph McAuleyJune 06, 2018
An unlikely kinship between two political foes.
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph McAuleyJune 01, 2018
Chris Matthews’s cri de coeur for a time and a spirit that is hard to imagine now.
Faith Dispatches
Joseph McAuleyDecember 26, 2017
Christmas is a wonderful and joyful mystery and we humans can never, ever really understand it.
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph McAuleyDecember 13, 2017
Larger-than-life figures, social mayhem, political chaos and a foreign war.
Faith Dispatches
Joseph McAuleyOctober 20, 2017
Catholics are following the general public in a broader acceptance of cremation.
Jimmy Breslin in his New York City apartment in 2004. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Joseph McAuleyMarch 22, 2017
Breslin, the legendary New York reporter and columnist, died last week at 88.
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph McAuleyJanuary 10, 2017
While it has long been a gleam in the Russian eye, it has been a thorn for Western diplomacy.
Politics & Society In All Things
Joseph McAuleyOctober 20, 2016
Smith was a man who believed that faith in God was not incompatible with faith in the people.
Dennis M. Linehan, S.J.
Magazine In All Things
Joseph McAuleySeptember 30, 2016
Father Linehan was intellectually gifted, socially aware and ever curious.