Voices

Sam Sawyer, S.J., is an executive editor and the director of digital strategy at America Media.

Faith Short Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J. November 15, 2018
The tragedy of the last week is that the faithful are left to read tea leaves to understand what their bishops and their pope are trying to do in the first place. The Vatican’s action, which in the past could have been interpreted and explained over time, instead provokes a crisis of faith in
Victims of clergy sexual abuse and their family members listen as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks about a grand jury’s investigation of clergy sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Faith Faith in Focus
Sam Sawyer, S.J. August 16, 2018
On the Feast of the Assumption and following more revelations of sexual abuse, a priest reflects on the hard work required for the church to “come to perfection.”
Politics & Society Last Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J. June 26, 2018
The way Jesus used table fellowship in the Gospels was morally transformative—but by inclusion, not by exclusion.
Politics & Society News
Sam Sawyer, S.J. January 19, 2018
Some students had reservations about politicians whose pro-life commitment was too narrow.
Faith Faith in Focus
Sam Sawyer, S.J. January 19, 2018
The Gospel we heard today is a tactical trainwreck. It tells us to offer no resistance to enemies and love them instead.
Faith Of Many Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. March 22, 2017
Being comfortable receiving and processing information faster unfortunately does not correlate with our ability to assess that information for truth, much less for wisdom.
Politics & Society Short Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J. January 25, 2017
Whatever motivated Mr. Trump to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, it was not a consistent recognition of the dignity and sacredness of every human life.
Magazine
Sam Sawyer, S.J. January 23, 2017
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Arts & Culture Television
Sam Sawyer, S.J. January 17, 2017
Why is it easier to explore the gritty reality of racism, sexism or elitism when it’s set in another world?
Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Malmo, Sweden, to Rome Nov. 1. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Explainer
Sam Sawyer, S.J. November 03, 2016
Why Pope Francis' comments are both business as usual and something worth talking about.