Voices
Robert Ellsberg is the editor in chief and publisher of Orbis Books. He is the author of Blessed Among Us: Day by Day with Saintly Witnesses (Liturgical Press).
Arts & CultureIdeas
Robert Ellsberg
Half a century later, Robert Ellsberg looks back on his father’s famous release of the Pentagon Papers—and the consequences of that decision for his father, for him and for the nation.
FaithFaith in Focus
Robert Ellsberg
Even as a child she sensed that Africa was her destiny, the roots of her mission vocation found in a fourth-grade geography textbook that pictured giraffes loping across the plain
FaithShort Take
Robert Ellsberg
‘Black Like Me’ went beyond social observation to examine an underlying disease of the soul.
Daniel Ortega flanks Pope John Paul II who wags his finger at culture minister and priest Ernesto Cardenal, during welcoming ceremonies at the airport in Managua, Nicaragua, in March 1983. (AP Photo/Barricada, File)
Politics & SocietyColumns
Robert Ellsberg
Thomas Merton wrote an introduction to a lyrical book of reflections by Cardenal, Vida en Amor: “In a time of conflict, anxiety, war, cruelty, and confusion, the reader may be surprised that this book is a hymn in praise of love, telling us that ‘all things love one another.’”
Arts & CultureBooks
Robert Ellsberg
God bless you, James: author, teacher, wrestling partner, spiritual godfather, beloved friend.
FaithShort Take
Robert Ellsberg
The saints and heroes of our faith have much to teach us about our contemporary political context.
FaithFeatures
Robert Ellsberg
We have to take the saints down from their pedestals.
Faith
Robert Ellsberg
I once heard Dorothy say, “When they call you a saint, it means basically that you are not to be taken seriously.”
Robert Ellsberg
What the 'Protector of the Indians' found in America
FaithIdeas
Robert Ellsberg

For years after their separation, Dorothy Day continued to hope that her former lover would agree to marry her.