Voices
Ricardo da Silva, S.J., is an associate editor at America Media and an ordained Jesuit deacon from South Africa.
Darcel Whitten-Wilamowski directs the Sister Thea Bowman, Servant of God, Mass Gospel Choir during a Black History Month Mass of thanksgiving on Feb. 16, 2020, at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Faith Dispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.January 21, 2021
None of the saints associated with the United States are of African descent. The Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University intends to change that, and here are six possibilities for sainthood.
Faith Interviews
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.December 30, 2020
‘I rediscovered crossword puzzles. A way to feel like I’m putting some pieces in place that stay there.’
Faith Interviews
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.December 30, 2020
‘I found that I was able to live more ‘monastically’ than I had ever thought possible.’
Faith Interviews
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.December 30, 2020
“Covid swept away a number of our distractions and so, at least in principle, allowed us to wrestle with the questions that really matter.”
Jesuit Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, poses for a photo with trainees in this undated photo
Faith Interviews
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.December 30, 2020
‘You surrender to what is. Covid taught me this.’
Sister Helen Prejean, a Sister of the congregation of St. Joseph.
Faith Interviews
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.December 30, 2020
‘Hope is an active verb. You don’t have hope if you just stand on the sidelines.’
Faith Advent Reflections
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.December 21, 2020
A Reflection for the Fourth Monday of Advent
Faith Explainer
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.December 07, 2020
Pope Francis has held up the Congolese liturgy as a model for similarly inculturated rites in other parts of the Catholic world.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, is pictured in a Feb. 24, 2014, photo. An inquiry into the Catholic Church in England and Wales released Nov. 10, 2020, criticized Cardinal Nichols and the Vatican for failing to show compassion or leadership in the fight against child abuse. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)
Faith Dispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.December 03, 2020
After the latest report on the abuse of children by clergy and other in the Catholic Church in England and Wales, survivors are tired of promises and expressions of sorrow. They want structural reform.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.November 24, 2020
The Vatican’s report on Theodore McCarrick is an indictment of institutional knowledge and decision-making in the Catholic Church.