Articles for America

A Dangerous Reading of the Good Samaritan

A recent voter reflects on one of the most dangerous passages of the New Testament. – the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Pope to Israeli reporter “How Can I Help?”

America Magazine reports ....On 13 June 2013,  Pope Francis granted an interview to Israel’s Channel 2 TV at Santa Marta, the Vatican guesthouse where he lives. That interview made history; it was the first time that a TV crew entered Santa Marta to interview the...

Pope’s encyclical to be on the environment

The Vatican, through the pope's press spokesman, announced that Pope Francis is working on his first encyclical, dealing with the environment. Not surprising that he chose this topic since it is a theme he has often broached. On March 16, 2013, Francis stated he chose...

Maloney – “transforming hope”

In his usual insightful and clear style Fr. Robert Maloney, CM  addresses the big "why"question and Christian hope in a piece which appeared in America under the title "A Feathered Thing" . Borrowing an image from Emily Dickinson "Hope is the thing with feathers" he...

VinFam Latin America / FAVILA 2012

Aidan Rooney reports on  Day one ( and the previous night) of the meeting of the Vincentian Family of Latin America and the Caribbean was a time to get to know everyone, and then: to work! A fine presentation by Daniel Chavez, C.M., of Colombia concerning the...

Immigration and the “Next America”

"Our Father in Heaven Does Not Make Some Nationalities or Racial Groups to Be 'Inferior'" (Zenit.org).- Here is an adapted version of an address given by Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles on July 28 at the Napa Institute. L'Osservatore Romano published this version...

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