Netflix’s new documentary “Seaspiracy” has lots of problems. A Jesuit marine biologist offers his take.
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Sr. Liz Sjoberg says collaboration with lay people is essential for her ministry on the southern border.
During the Year of Saint Joseph, what does this silent saint have to teach our hurting and divided world? Michael Martinez SJ reflects on five of his important lessons for us today.
St. Peter Faber is a model for how Catholics can approach disagreements in a more Christian way.
While none of us can compare our suffering in the past year, we can learn a lot about grace and love through both King David and depression medication.
In his recent visit to Iraq, Pope Francis gives encouragement and hope to the wounded healers who help returnees in Qaraqosh.
While Catholic leaders have legitimate reservations about the Equality Act, perhaps it can be a recognition of the struggles gay and trans youth endure by their elected leaders.
The Catholic Church condemns animal cruelty. Does our consumption of animal products violate this teaching?
Most existing histories of Jesuit slaveholding prioritize the actions and voices of Jesuit slaveholders, and not the people they held in bondage. Ayan Ali tells about her research with the Jesuits’ Slavery, History, Memory, and Reconciliation Project which seeks to address this historical bias by conducting extensive historical research with an intentional focus on the lives of enslaved people.
A certain memory of Peter Claver is often used by Catholics to distance themselves from actually engaging in ministry or relationships with Black Americans. Yet this false image of Claver, rather than absolving Catholics of their responsibilities towards Black people, is rather an even more scathing indictment of our indifference. Our image of Claver is a call to all of us Catholics to be who he was not.