jhooversj

All posts by Joe Hoover, SJ

Joe Hoover is a Jesuit brother writing and acting in New York. He also works at St. Ignatius Grammar School and America magazine.

Joined in 2012   /   15 posts   /   jhooversj@thejesuitpost.org

Some Catholics

Some Catholics

The Catholic Church has been described as “here comes everybody.” In Some Catholics, Joe Hoover, in vibrant detail, describes… some Catholics.

Mike of the Badlands

Mike of the Badlands

Brother Mike Zimmerman is the tall, hard-edged, slightly mystical, highly sentimental, altogether surprising 79 year-old former superintendent of grounds at Red Cloud Indian School. Near him, doubts about the workings of the divine are swatted away.

Priest Story

Priest Story

Joe Hoover on: the five story lines used in all films about priests; not being a cause celebre; some guys he knows who are about to become priests, and his own choice to be a Jesuit brother.

You Will Become Catholic

You Will Become Catholic

What might life be like for one convert to Catholicism? Not every convert, just one. Joe Hoover imagines how such a simple, irreducible journey might unfold in the life of one man.

Love in Camouflage

Love in Camouflage

A college basketball game, to have been played on Veterans Day 2012 between Marquette and Ohio State, was cancelled. Alarmist pacifist idealist critic Joe Hoover asks uncomfortable questions never the less.

Real Talk at ESPN

Real Talk at ESPN

A spontaneous, intelligent conversation about scripture and the mechanics of spirituality at 8:17AM on ESPN? Joe Hoover revels in this bright little gem.