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Sam Sawyer, S.J., is a senior editor and the director of digital strategy at America Media.
Politics & SocietyFaith and Reason
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Choice alone cannot be a sufficient moral framework for thinking about abortion because more than one human life is at stake.
FaithAdvent Reflections
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
A Reflection for Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent
FaithShort Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Pope Francis has a broad—and brave—vision of what being a pastor means, writes Sam Sawyer, S.J. And that vision has room for bishops to disagree with each other about the best way forward.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
The Texas abortion law wins a battle in the culture war but at what cost?
In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, health care workers receive a Covid-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, in Pacoima, Calif. California will require all of its roughly 2.2 million health care and long term care workers to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FaithShort Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
A statement from Colorado’s bishops will likely contribute to vaccine misinformation among Catholics, Sam Sawyer, S.J., writes. And its individualistic and libertarian notion of conscience ignores our obligations to the most vulnerable.
FaithIdeas
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Is it appropriate for a Catholic media outlet to take steps to de-anonymize data in order to publicly reveal the sins of another?
FaithShort Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Accusations and implications of hypocrisy have been easy to find on all sides of this controversy.
FaithFaith and Reason
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Even in the exceedingly unlikely event that every bishop miraculously agreed on how to approach the question of Communion and abortion, it still would not resolve the political question of abortion in favor of the Catholic position.
FaithShort Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Statements by some U.S. bishops on the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine for Covid-19 are proving to be a cautionary tale about confusing Catholics on what is morally permissible.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
By rescinding the Mexico City Policy, the president did serious damage to his own goal of unifying the country.