Voices
Ryan Di Corpo is an O'Hare Fellow at America.
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.
Faith News
Ryan Di CorpoFebruary 12, 2020
Archbishop José H.Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, wrote in a statement released on Feb. 12 that Pope Francis has provided “a hopeful and challenging vision of the future of the Amazon region.”
President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2021 arrives at the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 10. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Politics & Society News
Ryan Di CorpoFebruary 11, 2020
The president’s proposal, released on Monday, extends the tax cuts he signed in 2017 for a decade, increases spending on defense and veterans’ affairs, cuts foreign aid and makes significant cuts to safety net programs, including Medicaid and programs created by the Affordable Care Act.
Arts & Culture Books
Ryan Di CorpoFebruary 10, 2020
Noted philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler discusses nonviolence, grievability and "radical equality" in her book "The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind."
Politics & Society News
Ryan Di CorpoFebruary 03, 2020
John O. Brennan, former C.I.A. director and a vociferous critic of President Trump, said at Fordham Law on Jan. 30 that the U.S. drone strike against Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani had no clear legal basis.
Politics & Society News
Ryan Di CorpoJanuary 28, 2020
Catholic Charities USA condemned the decision, calling it “harsh and unnecessary.”