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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."

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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.

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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.

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Managing Editor Kerry Weber talks about her new book, Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job

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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 ProjectDress for SuccessHomefront and Newborns in Need

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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 more here.

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Ray McGovern, an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency for nearly 30 years, talks about his service on the daily briefing teams for Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan, and he describes some of the challenges the agency faces today.

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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.

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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.

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America's Washington Front columnist John Carr analyzes Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium" and its implications for the church and the world.

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