Most Rev. Thomas J. Gumbleton, the retired auxiliary bishop of Detroit and founding bishop president of Pax Christi USA, speaks about the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, who died on Dec. 5. In this interview, Bishop Gumbleton suggests that a truth and reconciliation commission, like the one championed by Mandela in South Africa, could be a source of healing and reconciliation as the church seeks to address the ongoing sexual abuse crisis.
Chris Lowney chairs the board of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest health care systems. He previously served as a Managing Director at J. P. Morgan and is a former Jesuit seminarian. He speaks widely on leadership, corporate ethics and decision making, and is the author of four books. He recently stopped by America House to discuss bis newest book, Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, which considers the lessons learned from the first Jesuit pope.
America's Washington Front columnist John Carr analyzes Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium" and its implications for the church and the world.
Jon Fuller, S.J., looks back at the beginning of the AIDS crisis and assesses the church's response then and now. Father Fuller's article "The Continuing Crisis" appears in the December 2 issue.
Richard Stolley talks about meeting with Abraham Zapruder to obtain the rights to his film documenting the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Veronica Mary Rolf has spent much of her life in the professional theatre, as a playwright and actress. She also has trained and directed professional actors around the globe. However, her interest in teaching extends beyond the stage. Rolf is also a certified teacher of Christian meditation and has designed and taught a three-year course on the history of Christian mysticism. She offers workshops, meditation groups, and retreats, including "Mornings with Julian of Norwich," and “A Retreat with Julian," inspired by the words of the 14th century mystic. Rolf visited America House to discuss her new book, Julian’s Gospel: Illuminating the Life and Revelations of Julian of Norwich.
I.J. Chan-Gonzaga, S.J., a native of Tacloban, talks about the devastation wrought by Typhoon Hiayan. Father I.J. is currently studying law at Ateneo de Manila University. Find out more about the crisis at Catholic Relief Services.
Nov 13th, 2013 by americamagazine
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, James W. Douglass talks about why more people are reconsidering the traditional explanation for the president's murder. Douglass is the author of "A President for Peace" in the Nov. 18 issue of America and JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters.
Robert Briggs, executive vice president of the American Bible Society, talks about "The Living Word: Scripture in the Life of the Church," a new two-year collaboration between America and the American Bible Society.
The fate of Detroit and its archdiocese are deeply entwined. Archbishop Allen Vigneron talks with Editor Kevin Clarke about the Catholic Church's presence in the struggling city.