Joseph McAuley is an assistant editor of America.

Faith Faith in Focus
Joseph McAuleyApril 18, 2019

Some three months before Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the lunar module and left his footprints upon the surface of the moon in July, 1969, and uttered those immortal words about it being but “one small step for man” and yet “a giant leap for mankind,” a young, brown-haired, freckle-

Dr. Joseph J. McGowan, president of Bellarmine University, Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O., and Archbishop Thomas Kelly during the ceremony at which Brother Hart received an honorary degree from Bellarmine University on May 10, 2003. (Courtesy of Bellarmine University)
Faith News
Joseph McAuleyFebruary 22, 2019
For decades, Patrick Hart was the literary executor of Thomas Merton's works and the custodian of the legacy of the 20th century’s most prominent religious seekers and teachers.
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph McAuleyFebruary 22, 2019
Arnold Offner's biography shows Hubert Humphrey as a serious man who sought a serious goal: the betterment of his fellow Americans, whether through persuasion or legislation.
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.