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Sam Sawyer, S.J., is a senior editor and the director of digital strategy at America Media.
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.
Sen. Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, makes a motion that the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump is unconstitutional at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 26. (Senate Television via AP)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
The Republican Party has steadily devalued the meaning of “unconstitutional” in its defense of Donald Trump, writes Sam Sawyer, S.J., undermining the best legal argument of the pro-life movement.
FaithShort Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
The bishops have failed to find a public way to communicate to American Catholics that they are taking this report seriously and are ready to make changes in response to it.
FaithShort Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
The failures detailed in the McCarrick report are not just tragic accidents but the predictable outcome of the incentives and attitudes that have shaped the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.