Mar 7th, 2014 by americamagazine
James Martin, S.J., talks about Jesus: A Pilgrimage, a new book that takes readers on a journey with the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith. Father Martin is an editor at large at America and the author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Between Heaven and Mirth, among other books.
Feb 28th, 2014 by americamagazine
Matthew McGarry is the Country Representative for Catholic Relief Services in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza, a position he had held since July 2012. He is responsible for overseeing approximately 60 staff members in four offices, as well as a range of programming including Humanitarian Assistance, Civil Society, Peacebuilding, Advocacy, and Youth Development—all aimed at serving vulnerable Palestinians. McGarry also has worked with CRS programs in Zimbabwe, Sudan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Feb 24th, 2014 by americamagazine
Charles Camosy talks about his book For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action, which examines the Christian's responsibility to "non-human animals" and the ethics of eating meat. Camosy talks what the Christian tradition says about the treatment of animals and the ways in which industrial practices place barriers between consumers and the food on our table.
Feb 20th, 2014 by americamagazine
Is Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" a meditation on evil or a celebration of excess? Should he have made "American Hustle" instead? Is "Philomena" anti-Catholic or an eloquent argument for forgiveness? What would Pope Francis say about Spike Jonez's "Her"? Listen to Bill McGarvey, Tim Reidy and James Martin, S.J., discuss the nominees for Best Picture on America's 2014 Oscar podcast.
Feb 7th, 2014 by americamagazine
James M. Shaughnessy, S.J., talks about his work as a chaplain aboard cruise ships and the spiritual needs of the passengers he encounters. Father Shaughnessy has worked in pastoral care at Tufts Medical Center in Boston for 27 years. Read his article from America's 2014 Travel & Pilgrimage issue, "Anchored in Faith."
Jan 30th, 2014 by americamagazine
Shaina Aber, the policy director of the U.S. Jesuits' office of social and international ministries, reports on politics and social challenges in Honduras and the church's efforts on behalf of marginalized communities in the country. The Feb. 10 issue of America includes a report on Honduras by Luke Hansen, S.J., and an interview with Bishop Michael Lenihan, O.F.M., of La Ceiba, Honduras.
Jan 27th, 2014 by americamagazine
James Keenan, S.J., talks about the work of the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church project. Read about how CTEWC is working to cultivate theological ethics in Africa in this article published in America.
Jan 17th, 2014 by americamagazine
Jan 10th, 2014 by americamagazine
Deacon Jim Knipper and Brother Mickey McGrath talk about Naked and You Clothed Me, a collection of homilies by renowned authors and preachers. Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit local charities for the homeless, including Bethesda Project, Dress for Success, Homefront and Newborns in Need.
Dec 23rd, 2013 by americamagazine
Nawras Sammour, S.J., the director of Jesuit Refugee Service Middle East and North Africa, talks with America's
Kevin Clarke. The Jesuit agency is serving thousands of internally
displaced Syrians in Damascus, Aleppo, Homs and other sites. Find out