Politics & Society Features
Timothy W. O'Brien, S.J.May 10, 2017
Like so many others in the French capital region, I have the air of a foreigner.
Politics & Society In All Things
Timothy W. O'Brien, S.J.May 04, 2017
My point is that the Catholics in France have to realize that no candidate can match the real expectations of Catholic voters.
Arts & Culture Books
Timothy W. O'Brien, S.J.August 18, 2016
'The Enthusiast,' by Jon Sweeney
Arts & Culture Books
Timothy W. O'Brien, S.J.August 19, 2015
'Contrition,' by Maura Weiler
Timothy W. O'Brien, S.J.March 12, 2014
There is a common assumption that the more familiar a person is with a given subject the less objective he or she becomes in assessing it Earle Labor rsquo s new biography of Jack London represents a notable departure from this conventional wisdom After over 50 years of studying Jack London and t
Timothy W. O'Brien, S.J.November 05, 2012
There are as many ways to pray as there are people who pray.
Faith in Focus
Timothy W. O'Brien, S.J.February 13, 2012
I came upon contemplation accidentally, almost despite myself.
Timothy W. O'Brien, S.J.October 03, 2011

Mary Karr’s gritty stories of sin and salvation show us that grace is not always graceful.

In All Things
Timothy W. O'Brien, S.J.August 31, 2011
This past summer I had the good fortune of working as an intern at America Magazine One of the many unique things about America is that it is more than just a periodical -- it is a ministry of the Society of Jesus carried on for over 100 years by both Jesuits and a host of lay editors and contribu
In All Things
Timothy W. O'Brien, S.J.August 19, 2011
Earlier this month the Department of Health and Human Services HHS adopted new standards related to preventive services for women rsquo s health The Catholic reaction to the proposed standards--which are slated to go into effect sometime after the ongoing 60-day comment period--has been mixed O