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Ricardo da Silva, S.J., is an associate editor at America Media.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
Jesuit priest Stan Swamy remains incarcerated in Mumbai after a judge denied his bail request. Father Swamy’s arrest almost six months ago followed a two-year-long period of interrogation, raids of his home and seizure of his personal property, including electronic communications devices.
Pope Francis receives flowers from children during a welcoming ceremony with Iraqi President Barham Salih at the presidential palace in Baghdad on March 5, 2021. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
While churches and mosques have been built for centuries in close proximity to each other, the relationship between those who worship God inside these sacred houses of prayer has not always been as close.
FaithFaith in Focus
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
To help you begin your Lenten retreat, we’ve collected messages of encouragement from the shepherds of the Catholic Church in the United States and beyond.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
Leadership lapses and the spread of erroneous information and fear about possible treatments for the disease also threaten a successful Covid-19 response in Africa.
Politics & SocietyExplainer
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
The Biden administration will find a willing partner in the fight against climate change in Rome—where the commitment to the environment predates Pope Francis.
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)
FaithDispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
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.
FaithInterviews
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
‘I rediscovered crossword puzzles. A way to feel like I’m putting some pieces in place that stay there.’
FaithInterviews
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
‘I found that I was able to live more ‘monastically’ than I had ever thought possible.’
FaithInterviews
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“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
FaithInterviews
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
‘You surrender to what is. Covid taught me this.’