Voices

Joseph McAuley is an assistant editor of America.

Father O’Hare holds forth with (right to left) Cardinal Avery Dulles and New York Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Ed Koch. Photo courtesy of Fordham University
Faith News
Joseph McAuleyMarch 30, 2020
Matt Malone, S.J., remembered Father O’Hare as a “towering figure in the history of America magazine…insightful, warm and friendly, a world-class raconteur with a spellbinding Irish charm.”
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph McAuleyMarch 14, 2020
A new look at one of Catholicism's most popular saints.
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph McAuleyMarch 06, 2020
Emmanuel Macron not only wants to “reform” France but to “transform” it.
Arts & Culture Film
Joseph McAuleyNovember 27, 2019
'The Two Popes' tells a detailed story of the relationship between Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. But does it have all the facts right?
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph McAuleyNovember 15, 2019
In 'Barnum: An American Life,' Robert Wilson, editor of The American Scholar, shows how P. T. Barnum morphed into (as he styled himself) “The Children’s Friend.”
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph McAuleyJuly 12, 2019
The lunar landing was the seminal event of a decade that began with promise and ended with sorrow.
Politics & Society Short Take
Joseph McAuleyJuly 03, 2019
Charles Carroll of Carrollton, as he became known, was a firm believer of religious liberty and an American Catholic pioneer, but his toleration of slavery was a failure of the greatest magnitude.
Arts & Culture Last Take
Joseph McAuleyJune 28, 2019
“That’s what I want, a pleasure trip to Ireland,” said the president. It proved to be the stop Kennedy needed after tense, Cold War–era conferences in other European capitals.
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph McAuleyJune 25, 2019
The culmination of President John F. Kennedy’s vision, the lunar landing was the seminal event of a decade that began with promise and ended with sorrow, including assassinations, wars and social upheaval.
Bibles on a shelf
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph McAuleyJune 14, 2019
A devotee of the opera, Brown eagerly gave tickets to his students, hoping to get them totally immersed in the arias he loved.