Voices
Ryan Di Corpo is an O'Hare Fellow at America.
Father O’Hare holds forth with (right to left) Cardinal Avery Dulles and New York Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Ed Koch. Photo courtesy of Fordham University
Faith News
Ryan Di CorpoMarch 30, 2020
Matt Malone, S.J., remembered Father O’Hare as a “towering figure in the history of America magazine…insightful, warm and friendly, a world-class raconteur with a spellbinding Irish charm.”
Arts & Culture Film
Ryan Di CorpoMarch 27, 2020
One hundred years after the birth of cinema, the Vatican released a commemorative list of 45 great films. Now, 25 years later, America Media is here to expand the Vatican’s list with the most groundbreaking, impressive and beautiful films released since 1995.
A viewer watches a livestream Mass from the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore celebrated by Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori and a few concelebrants March 15, 2020. All Sunday Masses in the Archdiocese of Baltimore were canceled amid coronavirus pandemic concerns. (CNS photo/Ann M. Augherton, Arlington Herald)
Faith News
Ryan Di CorpoMarch 19, 2020
“You can meditate on the Sunday Gospel on your own, consult a Bible commentary about the readings, gather your family to talk about the Gospel or call friends and share your experiences of how God is present to you, even in the midst of a crisis,” James Martin, S.J., wrote.
People join hands during a service at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Chester, Pa. In a March 12, 2020, announcement, the Philadelphia Archdiocese said Catholics in the archdiocese who do not wish to attend Sunday Mass for fear of spreading or contracting coronavirus are no longer obligated to do so, until further notice. (CNS photo/Sarah Webb, CatholicPhilly.com)
Faith News
Ryan Di CorpoMarch 13, 2020
The Archdiocese of Seattle has been joined by numerous other dioceses, including those of Little Rock, Salt Lake City, and Santa Fe, in canceling public Masses. Major archdioceses, such as in Chicago and Newark, have undertaken similar precautious.
Politics & Society News
Ryan Di CorpoMarch 11, 2020
Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee would not endorse the president's upcoming rally.
Politics & Society News
Ryan Di CorpoMarch 09, 2020
Fordham University announced on March 9 that, in addition to a prior decision canceling all on-campus activities, the university would only conduct classes online beginning on March 11.
Arts & Culture Film
Ryan Di CorpoMarch 06, 2020
To its benefit, “Sister,” directed by Joe Cardona and José L. Vázquez, does not focus exclusively on Sister Helen’s work against the death penalty but also discusses her early life and spiritual formation.
Arts & Culture Culture
Ryan Di CorpoFebruary 25, 2020
The setting of “West Side Story” is San Juan Hill, the nickname of the Lincoln Square area of Upper West Side of Manhattan—an area bulldozed and redeveloped into the Lincoln Center performing arts complex in the early 1960s.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ryan Di CorpoFebruary 21, 2020
Last November, 85.8 percent of voting students—2,438 in total—supported a nonbinding referendum that urged university trustees to sell off the then-10.6 percent of the university endowment that was invested in fossil fuel corporations by 2025.
Photo: Sony Pictures Classics
Arts & Culture Film
Ryan Di CorpoFebruary 14, 2020
As did Martin Scorsese in “The Irishman,” director Marco Bellochio poses challenging questions about guilt and the nature of truth in “The Traitor,” a film which does much to remove the glossy veneer of organized crime.