Kevin Clarke talks with Chris Prater at the Great Lake Coffee Shop about the city's future in wake of its decision to declare bankruptcy. Clarke reports on his visit to Detroit in the November 4 issue of America.
Joan S. Dawber, S.C. is the Executive Director of LifeWay Network, Inc. Lifeway Network is a non-profit organization that works as part of a coalition in New York City to combat human trafficking through the provision of safe housing and education. She lives in community with survivors of human trafficking and with women religious from other congregations.
Oct 11th, 2013 by americamagazine
Bishop Robert W. McElroy talks about his article in America, "A Church for the Poor," which argues for a change in the Catholic political conversation in the United States.
Oct 8th, 2013 by americamagazine
Tom Leopold is a comedy writer who has written and produced for classic shows including "Seinfeld" and "Cheers," as well as for the shows honoring Tina Fey and Will Ferrell for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Three years ago Leopold converted from Judaism to Catholicism. He chronicled that spiritual journey in a one-man show, "A Comedy Writer Finds God." The show also explores how his family coped with his daughter's struggle with an eating disorder. Tom can also be found cohosting the radio show "Entertaining Truth" with Fr. Leo Patalinghug on SiriusXM's The Catholic Channel. Here he talks with Managing Editor Kerry Weber.
Oct 2nd, 2013 by americamagazine
David Cortright of the Kroc Institute for International Peacemaking at the University of Notre Dame talks about UN week in New York and small steps toward peace in Syria in Iran. In 1965, Pope Paul VI called for an end to war in a landmark speech to the United Nations. You can read Professor's Cortright blog on peacemaking here.
Sep 27th, 2013 by americamagazine
Brother Joe Hoover, S.J., talks about his vision for America's poetry pages under his editorship. Brother Hoover is a playwright, actor and teacher living in New York City.
Sep 19th, 2013 by americamagazine
Matt Malone, S.J., talks about the first in the history of America: an interview with the pope.
Kevin Spinale, S.J., the moderator of the Catholic Book Club, discusses Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint, with Rev. Michael Cusato, the book's English translator. Francis of Assisi is the Catholic Book Club selection for July and August, 2013.
James McCann, S.J., talks about the work of the Pontifical Oriental Institute and how the school's students have been affected by the turmoil in the Middle East.
J.P., an undocumented immigrant for most of her life, speaks about why her family moved from South Korea to the United States, the challenges she faced as an undocumented immigrant and how gaining temporary legal status changed her life. She also discusses immigration reform legislation, the subject of this week's editorial in America.