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William Critchley-Menor, S.J., is studying philosophy and American studies at St. Louis University. He is a member of the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus and is an editorial intern at America Media.
Politics & SocietyInterviews
William Critchley-Menor, S.J.
American Jesuit histories often minimize the important contributions that enslaved people made.
FaithDispatches
William Critchley-Menor, S.J.
Sister Platte would be overjoyed to see just war theory challenged and nuclear weapons condemned at the level of a papal encyclical, a moral vision she championed for over 40 years.
FaithFaith in Focus
William Critchley-Menor, S.J.
After the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic made so many of their initial wedding plans impossible, Michael and Kelsey Petrany decided they wanted to go through with it anyway. And they are glad they did.
Mary Clare Fichtner, O.P., (far left) is joined by Springfield Dominican Anti-Racism Team members (left to right) Richard Bowen, Howard Derrick and Valeria Cueto. Photo courtesy of Springfield Dominicans.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
William Critchley-Menor, S.J.
The Dominican sisters are motivated by a recognition that the blinding racism that allowed nuns to buy and sell human beings in the past could blind them to their own complicity in racist structure today.
Catholic leaders and advocates protest the Trump administration’s handling of detained immigrant children during a “Day of Action” on July 18 in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
FaithShort Take
William Critchley-Menor, S.J.
Being arrested at a U.S. Senate office building, writes William Critchley-Menor, S.J., was an act of sincere resistance to a state that enforces the horrific treatment of children we have seen in immigrant detention centers.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, man on the moon, July 21, 1069. Photo courtesy of NASA.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
William Critchley-Menor, S.J.
“Throughout the history of the Society, the Jesuits have been key players in astronomy,” said Robert Macke, S.J., a specialist in meteorites who works at the Vatican Observatory in Rome. Jesuit contributions to astronomy are significant enough that 34 craters on the moon and several asteroids are named after them.
Sister Mary Clare Millea, then superior general of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, speaks on Dec. 16, 2014 at a Vatican press conference for release of the final report of a Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious. Sister Millea was the Vatican-appointed director of the visitation. At right is Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo, secretary of the Vatican's Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
FaithNews Analysis
William Critchley-Menor, S.J.
“We have to admit that things move very slowly in the church,” Sharon Holland, I.H.M., told America, “But this is a piece of really good news.”
Bishop Charles Thompson speaks after he is introduced as the new archbishop of Indianapolis in Indianapolis.
FaithDispatches
William Critchley-Menor, S.J.
The Midwest Jesuits plan to appeal a decree by Archbishop Thompson of Indianapolis that Brebeuf Jesuit High School is no longer recognized as a Catholic school after the school’s administrators refused to terminate a teacher in a same-sex marriage as requested by the archdiocese.
FaithDispatches
William Critchley-Menor, S.J.
Four years later, various Catholic groups are answering the call from “Laudato Si’” as they try to help people close a gap between the spiritual life and ecological awareness.
FaithNews
William Critchley-Menor, S.J.
The recent Revoice conference was unique in its approach to L.G.B.T. issues within the Christian community.