Voices

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

A "posada," the commemoration of Mary and Joseph's search for shelter, Dec. 20 along the international border fence in Nogales, Sonora. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. December 24, 2015
Preparations are beginning to deport families fleeing violence in Central America. Here are some suggestions about how to respond.
Politics & Society Short Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J. December 17, 2015
When we enjoy our outrage and savor Martin Shkreli’s defeat, we might not notice that such outrage is, in this case, the voice of conscience.
People pray during a vigil at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church Nov. 28, the day after a gunman opened fire on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. (CNS photo/Isaiah J. Downing, Reuters)
In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. November 30, 2015
No one is served by rhetoric that suggests that pro-lifers have “incited” this violence.
In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. November 06, 2015
It was all the more gut-wrenching for being so good a film and for telling its story so carefully and fairly.
Protesters carry signs and an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, Calif., Aug. 3 (CNS photo/Mike Blake, Reuters).
In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. October 15, 2015
Why the accusation of "selling baby parts" resulted in us never getting to really talk about abortion.
In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. August 12, 2015
Google's co-founders are after something more than profit.
In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. August 07, 2015
The best work on "The Daily Show" helped unmask our self-deception, but that only gets us halfway to the real goal.
In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. August 06, 2015
"Deceptive editing" is used to dismiss the videos, but deceptive editorializing is at least as big an issue.
In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. July 30, 2015
An overall look at the Planned Parenthood undercover videos — updated on August 27 with information on the most recent video
In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. July 22, 2015
For a hashtag that started with fighting giraffes, a lot of people are taking it very seriously.