Ricardo da Silva, S.J., is an associate editor at America Media and an ordained Jesuit deacon from South Africa.
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.
Politics & Society Interviews
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.November 20, 2020
For Black, brown and poor students in-person schooling is an essential service.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.October 27, 2020
A week out from the U.S. Election, Joe Biden turned to Pope Francis’ latest encyclical for inspiration in a brief address given in Warm Springs, Ga.
Faith Dispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.October 23, 2020
“It definitely will save lives, especially in countries where there is active persecution of L.G.B.T.Q. people.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.October 20, 2020
Evo Morales said Pope Francis called him to congratulate him on his party’s win after exit polls showed that the former Bolivian president’s top pick, Luis Arce, would win the general election.
Pilgrims hold candles and pray while maintaining social distancing at the Marian shrine of Fatima in central Portugal Oct. 12, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Pedro Nunes, Reuters)
Faith News Analysis
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.October 19, 2020
Catholic women theologians said that they were tired of hearing words promoting women in the church without accompanying actions that place women in the clear leadership roles.
Screenshot of Stan Swamy, S.J., in a message of defiance recorded in anticipation of his arrest by Indian counter-terrorism task force.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.October 11, 2020
The Society of Jesus and the local church in Ranchi, India are calling for the immediate release of Stan Swamy, S.J.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, N.Y., are seen in this composite photo. (CNS composite; photos by Shannon Stapleton, Reuters, and Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.October 09, 2020
In a press statement released on Oct. 8, the diocese said that the decision to restrict attendance at Mass to as few as 10 people in the worst-affected zip codes is a violation of the First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion.