Sam Sawyer, S.J., is a senior editor and the director of digital strategy at America Media.
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.
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.
In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. September 30, 2016
There is more than one way to measure the strength of the church.
People take part in a prayer vigil at Thanksgiving Square, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Dallas.. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Politics & Society In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. July 10, 2016
There are many roads to Jericho in the world today, but our country keeps winding up on this one.
This is why forcing Apple to help the F.B.I. won't solve any problems in the long run. (Screenshot from iOS)
In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. February 23, 2016
Unbreakable encryption is fact of modern life—because of math, not politics. We need to decide how to live with it.
In All Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J. January 28, 2016
What if we admitted that what the Planned Parenthood videos revealed was legal, and then asked why?
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.