Voices
Ryan Di Corpo is an O'Hare Fellow at America.
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.
Arts & Culture Film
Ryan Di CorpoApril 03, 2020
Brooding, interior and utterly focused, Mr. von Sydow is a stirring presence on screen, with a weathered face apt to illustrate inner spiritual turmoil.
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.