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Recent articles by Ashley:

Bishop Robert Barron on Internet ministry, Black Lives Matter and the art of dialogue

Jesuitical interviews Bishop Robert Barron. → Read More

A visit to the rural Catholic college that has 171 students, 12 horses and zero textbooks

At Wyoming Catholic College, students study great books and the great outdoors. → Read More

Why Malcolm Gladwell wants to think like a Jesuit

This summer, the hosts of this podcast learned they have something in common with Malcolm Gladwell: We all think being called “jesuitical” should be considered a compliment. → Read More

Explainer: How could Bishop Bransfield misuse funds for years without raising red flags?

I knew who I needed to talk to process this news: my mom, an account who once worked for the Archdiocese of Washington. → Read More

How a punk rock journalist found healing in the Catholic Church

Dawn Eden Goldstein was born into a Jewish family, but in her teens and 20s—dealing with cycles suicidal depression—charted her own path as a journalist and devotee of the religion of punk rock. → Read More

How this Jesuit leads the Vatican’s fight against sex abuse without losing faith

Hans Zollner, S.J., has dedicated his life to protecting children from the horrific crime of sexual abuse. → Read More

Jesuitical’s 100th episode: This time, Ashley, Olga and Zac answer the questions

This week, we’re turning the tables: To celebrate our 100th episode, former guest and CNN analyst Kirsten Powers interviews your hosts to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we got here. → Read More

Why Virginia’s National Championship is the perfect Easter redemption story

Thanks to the resilience of the U.V.A. team—and the fervent prayers of many fans—the darkest day in the program’s history will now be remembered as the first step on their road to redemption. → Read More

Meet the evangelical pastor who spoke with Pope Francis

“Walk together, work together, love each other.” That is how Pope Francis described the journey of building Christian unity in the 21st century. Michael Rudzena is walking that path as part of the John 17 Movement, an ecumenical group dedicated to responding to the prayer of Jesus that “all who believe in me be one.” → Read More

Joe Lunardi’s Jesuit-educated guide to what teams will make the N.C.A.A. tournament

March Madness kicks off this weekend with Selection Sunday. What teams will make it to the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament this year? → Read More

Cornel West and Robert P. George on Christian love in the public square

When it comes to improving the public discourse in the United States, is bringing back “civility” enough? Should we instead speak of restoring love to our political debates? → Read More

A Jesuit guide to Lent

Reflections on the three pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving → Read More

The Catholic nun stories that haven’t gone viral (yet)

Every day and on every continent women religious are doing life-saving, cutting-edge work in hospitals and research laboratories, refugee camps and prisons. Dawn Araujo-Hawkins tells their stories. → Read More

How do we talk about consent on Catholic campuses?

In recent years, there has been a lot of debate around the word “consent” when it comes to preventing sexual assault on campus. What can Catholic colleges bring to these discussions? → Read More

The Catholic Church has a leadership problem. Lay people can help.

Kerry Alys Robinson is confronting the twin crises of sexual abuse and distrust in church leadership. → Read More

Juan Carlos Cruz: the survivor who changed the pope’s mind on sex abuse

Pope Francis dismissed Chilian victims’ allegations as ‘slander’—and then apologized. → Read More

You have to visit the border to understand the migrant caravan

For Sister Norma Pimentel, who has worked on the U.S.-Mexico border for decades, migration is not a political issue; it is a human issue. → Read More

Haley Stewart’s Catholic guide to living simply

You can build a more intentional life in the city or the suburbs, out in the country or right on campus. → Read More

Can you build a profitable church on the margins?

A new season of the podcast “Startup” takes us into the church planting movement → Read More

Stephanie Saldaña on love, loss and memory in the Middle East

He was a French novice monk in Syria. She was a journalist who wanted to become a nun. Then, they fell in love. → Read More