Arts & Culture FilmPatrick Gilger, S.J. May 16, 2018
"Star Wars," as a franchise, does not quite know what to do with the history it has inherited.
Politics & Society Short TakePatrick Gilger, S.J. January 26, 2018
The extent to which I do not want housing for the poor in my own neighborhood is the extent to which I am failing to be a Christian.
Arts & Culture BooksPatrick Gilger, S.J. March 16, 2017
Patrick Gilger, S.J., reviews "The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation" by Rod Dreher.
Politics & Society In All ThingsPatrick Gilger, S.J. December 06, 2016
If we think the Benedict Option is going to be easier than the messy reality of modern parish life, we have not yet seen it clearly.
The re-enchantment of the world may never be global, but perhaps it can be Catholic.
Politics & Society In All ThingsPatrick Gilger, S.J. July 08, 2016
We write so that our silence does not become the privilege of ignoring suffering; we write to cling to the hope that another world is possible.
Frans van der Lugt, S.J.—who on April 7 was shot in the head, twice, in front of his home in the city of Homs, Syria—had been living under siege for 20 months when, in January, he recorded a video message challenging the outside world to help. He ends this video, one that made him f
Editor’s note: The historic interview with Pope Francis (Am. 9/30) has generated a great deal of dialogue in the church and in society at large. We asked several writers to offer their reactions to the pope’s words. Selections from these responses are printed below. The full versions of