Voices
Ryan Di Corpo is an O'Hare Fellow at America.
Politics & Society News
Ryan Di CorpoJune 26, 2020
George Williams, S.J., the Catholic chaplain at San Quentin, spoke with America about conditions inside the prison and what needs to be done to protect its especially at-risk inmates.
Arts & Culture Film
Ryan Di CorpoJune 21, 2020
Bryce Dallas Howard makes her directorial debut with the new documentary "Dads," available from Apple TV+.
Tristan Taylor of Detroit speaks to people gathered June 9, 2020, during a caravan protest through Detroit neighborhoods while calling for relief for tenants and mortgage borrowers during the coronavirus pandemic. Catholic Charities' officials say people throughout the U.S. are at risk of eviction as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the economy. (CNS photo/Ryan Garza, USA Today Network via Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ryan Di CorpoJune 19, 2020
Tenants across the country may face eviction in August as courts reopen and protections created to respond to Covid-19 crisis are lifted.
Brenda and Yarely—two “Dreamers” posing for a photo before their 2018 graduation from Trinity Washington University—consider themselves symbols of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides legal protections and work authorization to immigrants brought to the U.S. as children by their parents without legal documents. On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 ruling rejecting President Donald Trump's executive order to cancel DACA. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth) 
Politics & Society News
Ryan Di CorpoJune 18, 2020
“First, to DACA youth, through today’s decision and beyond,” the bishops said in a statement issued on June 18, “we will continue to accompany you and your families. You are a vital part of our church and our community of faith. We are with you.”
Politics & Society News
Ryan Di CorpoJune 05, 2020
In a surprise appearance, Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, said that racism destroys the brotherhood to which God calls all people.
In a university-wide email on May 5, the Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University, announced a projected revenue shortfall of nearly $100 million for fiscal year 2020. The revenue loss is, in part, tied to the university’s decision “to refund 50 percent of room, board and select student fees this spring.” (CNS photo/Michael Falco, Fordham University)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ryan Di CorpoMay 07, 2020
What is the way forward for Catholic colleges? Most Catholic institutions are doing their best to survive on their own resources while hoping for an additional stimulus package from Congress.
Arts & Culture Books
Ryan Di CorpoApril 24, 2020
Jim Forest's memoir functions as both a personal history and a snapshot of a tumultuous era in American society—the 1960s—when Forest solidified his opposition to unjust war and his faith in active nonviolence.
(CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society News
Ryan Di CorpoApril 16, 2020
On April 9, the international Catholic publishing powerhouse Bayard announced that it would soon cease print publication of four magazines: Catechist, Hopeful Living, Today’s Catholic Teacher and Catholic Digest.
Julianne Moore in "Safe" (screen shot from YouTube)
Arts & Culture Film
Ryan Di CorpoApril 11, 2020
Todd Haynes’s second feature film, starring Julianne Moore as a woman isolated by a mysterious illness, resonates anew in our sudden quarantine, writes America’s Ryan Di Corpo.
Politics & Society News
Ryan Di CorpoApril 03, 2020
Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, the executive director of Catholic Charities of New York, said that the needs of the homeless—for shelter, food and mental health assistance—have not changed during this time of crisis.