Voices
Luke Hansen, S.J., a former associate editor of America, is the Catholic Chaplain at the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
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
HOPE BLOOMS. Obdulio Ramos, the husband of Elba, planted roses on the lawn where the Jesuits were assassinated, along P with Elba and her daughter, at the University of Central America, San Salvador.
Faith
Luke Hansen, S.J.October 29, 2014
In Arcatao, El Salvador, a small town nestled amid stunning mountain vistas near the Honduran border, the Historical Memory Committee is charged with preserving the memory of the civil war that left more than 75,000 dead—and thousands more “disappeared”—between 1980 and 1992.
Of Many Things
Luke Hansen, S.J.May 13, 2014
Christians have long written about connection between war and the liturgy.
Detainee artwork on display in Camp Delta, July 18, 2013. Zak, the Muslim cultural adviser, says the detainees' artwork gives evidence of their change in attitude over the years.
Luke Hansen, S.J.May 08, 2014
An insider’s view of the detainees in Guantánamo Bay
Navy Cmdr. Walter Ruiz
Luke Hansen, S.J.May 06, 2014
Cmdr. Walter Ruiz of the U.S. Navy serves as legal counsel to Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, 45, a defendant in the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for his alleged role in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The charges against Mr. al-Hawsawi, a citizen of Saudi Arabia, include conspiracy to co