James Martin, S.J., talks about the three characters at the center of his new novel of spiritual discovery, "The Abbey," and what it was like to try his hand at fiction for the first time.
Sep 30th, 2015 by americamagazine
David Gregory, former host of NBC's "Meet the Press," talks about his new book How's Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey.
Ambassador Miguel Diaz talks about Pope Francis's upcoming visit to Cuba in light of his own Cuban-American upbringing and his time as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
Sep 10th, 2015 by americamagazine
Andrea Mercado is co-chair of “We Belong Together: Women for Common Sense Immigration Reform.” Their initiative, “100 Women 100 Miles” involves 100 women walking 100 miles, from a detention center in York County, PA to Washington, D.C., to shed light on immigration issues when Pope Francis meets with President Barack Obama.
A Catholic Relief Services official describes the refugee crisis at the Serbian border.
Joseph P. Parkes, S.J., talks about the national network of Cristo Rey schools, which provide college preparatory education to young people who live in urban communities with limited educational options.
Aug 26th, 2015 by americamagazine
Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans looks back at the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina and the city's revival in the 10 years since. Read Father Matt Malone's reporting from the Katrina cleanup here.
Kevin Ahern talks about his new book Structures of Grace: Catholic Organizations serving the Global Common Good, which profiles Catholic groups like Jesuit Refugee Service and the Plowshares movement that embody Christian solidarity by addressing the urgent human issues of our day.
Aug 12th, 2015 by americamagazine
Jennifer Fulwiler speaks about atheism, conversion and raising a Catholic family. She is the author, most recently, of the e-book, Like Living Among Scorpions: One Woman's Quest to Survive Her Suburban Life.
Former Senator George Mitchell talks about his Catholic upbringing in Maine, his work with Bob Dole in the Senate and his participation in the peace process of Northern Ireland. He is the author of "The Negotiator: A Memoir."