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Jim McDermott, S.J., studied literature at Marquette and Harvard University and Old Testament and Liturgy at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. A former teacher at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Associate Editor at America, Father McDermott recently
Faith Dispatches
May 22, 2017
Given the number of those in the California legal system today who are Latino, “you can guess a large percentage of them are Catholic.”
Kyle MacLachlan in Showtime's relaunch of "Twin Peaks" (photo: CBS)
Arts & Culture Television
May 17, 2017
Our lives, “Twin Peaks” suggested, are far weirder than we generally care to consider, more ridiculous and more frightening
Politics & Society Dispatches
May 05, 2017
“So far we do not know of anybody on Oahu that has been visited by ICE or picked up.”
Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) and Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) in "American Gods" 
Arts & Culture Television
May 01, 2017
“American Gods” looks primed to deliver interesting meditations on belief, as well as visually sumptuous storytelling.
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Politics & Society Dispatches
April 13, 2017
Almost every lily any of us in the United States will see this Easter comes from the very same tiny area at the northwest border of California.
Finn Jones as Iron Fist
Arts & Culture Television
April 11, 2017
It is rare for television to allow its characters to have any sort of spiritual life.
Interior view of the Star of the Sea Painted Church, Big Island, Hawaii. Photo by Frank Schulenburg (Wikicommons)
Faith Dispatches
April 06, 2017
For the 1.5 million people who live on its six islands, Hawaii is not a vacation fantasyland but home, with its own set of struggles and blessings.
Arts & Culture Short Take
March 23, 2017
Facing one’s clinginess, having to let go—it’s the last lesson, the real revelation of the ascension.
A man prays before dinner in 2014 at the Guadalupanos Homeless Project in Los Angeles. (CNS photo/David Maung, EPA) 
Faith Dispatches
March 16, 2017
‘God is silent only to the extent that we are.’
San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy speaks with people at the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego during the 23rd Posada Sin Fronteras (Posada Without Borders) on Dec. 10, 2016. (CNS photo/David Maung)
Politics & Society Dispatches
February 24, 2017

At the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, California, San Diego Bishop Robert W.