Sean Salai, S.J., is a special contributor to America.
Dawn Eden (photo provided)
In All Things
Sean Salai, S.J.July 09, 2014
Dawn Eden is a Catholic convert author and speaker known for her work on sexuality and chastity She is also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who seeks to share her healing process with others Her second and most recent book My Peace I Give You Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Sain
LISTENING SESSION. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano with Knights of Columbus.
Signs Of the Times
Sean Salai, S.J.July 08, 2014
Bridgeport's new bishop holds listening sessions to learn the concerns of parishioners.
Famed film director Alfred Hitchcock in an undated NBC publicity still (CNS file photo)
In All Things
Sean Salai, S.J.July 08, 2014
Many of the greatest Hollywood movies traffic in themes of lust guilt and obsession Whether it rsquo s the moral corruption of Don Corleone in ldquo The Godfather rdquo or the lust for power of ldquo Citizen Kane rdquo sin fascinates us as a focal point of our collective imagination Sin sell
Father George Rutler, S.T.D.
In All Things
Sean Salai, S.J.July 07, 2014
Father George Rutler S T D pastor of St Michael rsquo s Church in the Hell 39 s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City is a popular Catholic writer on historical and religious topics He is known for his provocative interpretations of world events often challenging popular myths from a spiritu
Elizabeth Nolan Brown (Reason)
In All Things
Sean Salai, S.J.July 05, 2014
Elizabeth Nolan Brown is a Washington D C -based Staff Editor for the libertarian magazine Reason where she covers politics gender issues reproductive rights food and drug policy Gen Y and digital culture She was previously a writer and editor for the women 39 s health blog Blisstree com a
Robin Wright as Mary Surratt in the movie "The Conspirator" (CNS photo/Roadside Attractions).
In All Things
Sean Salai, S.J.July 03, 2014
Like many Americans I enjoy a good historical film on the Fourth of July But as a Catholic I sometimes have a hard time finding a movie on Independence Day that tells America rsquo s story from a Catholic perspective Many of our beloved July 4 classics retell American history from the victors rsq
Faith Interviews
Sean Salai, S.J.July 03, 2014
"There is a future for individual gay people in the Catholic Church that doesn’t require repression, or self-hatred, or being totally alone."
Kathy DiFiore, on whom the movie "Gimme Shelter" is based, poses with stars of the movie James Earl Jones, Vanessa Hudgens and director-writer Ronald Krauss. (CNS photo/Roadside Attractions)
In All Things
Sean Salai, S.J.July 02, 2014
It rsquo s starting to feel like 2014 is the year of faith-based movies At the very least 2014 is the year Hollywood decided to court the Judeo-Christian film market for the first time in several years Although ldquo Son of God rdquo and ldquo Noah rdquo have received most of the box office an
Christopher Hitchens (Wikicommons)
In All Things
Sean Salai, S.J.July 01, 2014
I asked the middle-aged man across from me ldquo Who was the last good American president rdquo It was the year 2000 As a 19-year old college journalist studying history and political science I was eager to know my drinking partner rsquo s response to this question He had just finished railing
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., speaks at a rally for religious freedom June 29, 2012, at the state Capitol in Topeka. The Kansas Catholic Conference estimated the crowd at 4,000. (CNS/Lori Wood Habiger, The Leaven)
In All Things
Sean Salai, S.J.June 30, 2014

With the Hobby Lobby case over U S Catholic bishops are now holding their breaths to see if the ruling will prove a hollow victory or extend to lawsuits brought by religious non-profits Archbishop Joseph F Naumann of Kansas City Kan a member of the U S bishops Secretariat for Pro-