Voices
Luke Hansen, S.J., a former associate editor of America, is a special correspondent at the Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazonian Region.
Luke Hansen, S.J.May 02, 2016
Daniel Berrigan, the Jesuit priest and acclaimed poet who for decades famously challenged U.S. Catholics to reject war and nuclear weapons, died on April 30 at the Murray-Weigel Jesuit Community in the Bronx, New York. He was 94. He was a Jesuit for 76 years and a priest for 63 years.Berri
Father Berrigan speaks in October 2006 at the 3rd Annual Staten Island Freedom & Peace Festival. Photo by Clara Sherley-Appel; Wikicommons
Politics & Society News
Luke Hansen, S.J.April 30, 2016
Berrigan undoubtedly stands among the most influential American Jesuits of the past century.
A banner calling attention to climate change is seen in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 28. Some 1,500 people marched to the Vatican in support of Pope Francis' recent encyclical on the environment. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
News
Luke Hansen, S.J.November 05, 2015
Cardinal Turkson said the measure of success for the Paris summit on climate change, which begins Nov. 30, is “the extent to which people and groups are coming on board.” He noted there is substantial public awareness about “what is at stake.”
Abbot Jeremias Schröder, O.S.B. (Salt and Light video screenshot)
Synod on the Family
Luke Hansen, S.J.October 28, 2015
“What we now consider to be eternal truth was really only formulated at Trent, and that’s not understood by many synod fathers.”
Canadian Archbishop Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec, arrives for opening Mass of Synod of Bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican (CNS Photo / Paul Haring).
Synod on the Family
Luke Hansen, S.J.October 23, 2015
Archbishop Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau, Canada, told America in an interview that violence against women is a “whole social phenomenon we’re still not dealing with adequately."
Bishop George V. Murry of Youngstown, Ohio, leaves a session of the Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican, Oct. 14 (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
Dispatches
Luke Hansen, S.J.October 20, 2015
“The real work of this synod happens in the small group discussions,” and the Holy Spirit has been alive in those discussions, Bishop Murry told America in an interview.
In All Things
Luke Hansen, S.J.September 18, 2015
In the interview with America, Bishop Francis Quinn said, “I personally think the Spirit is calling [women] to be deacons and priests, but the Spirit hasn’t done it clearly enough to convince the teaching church.”
Cardinal Reinhard Marx in Münster, March 12, 2014.
Synod on the Family
Luke Hansen, S.J.February 04, 2015
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, archbishop of the Diocese of Munich and Freising, is head of the German bishops’ conference, a member of the Council of Cardinals that advises Pope Francis on church governance, coordinator of the Vatican’s Council for the Economy and author of Das Kapital: A Plea
Photo courtesy of Stanford University Office for Religious Life/Hagop's Photography
Luke Hansen, S.J.January 22, 2015
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, archbishop of Munich and Freising, is head of the German bishops’ conference, a member of the Council of Cardinals that advises Pope Francis on church governance, coordinator of the Vatican’s Council for the Economy and author of Das Kapital: A Plea for Man (
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German bishops' conference, delivers an opening statement during a general meeting in Fulda, Germany, Sept. 22. (CNS photo/Uwe Zucchi, EPA)
In All Things
Luke Hansen, S.J.January 18, 2015
An increasingly influential German cardinal spoke to a packed auditorium at Stanford University on Jan 15 about the challenge of organizing a free and open society that is linked with the common good ldquo It is important for the church to be in the great questions of social justice rdquo said C