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
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.

Family members embrace in El Paso, Texas, during a massive reunion called "Abrazos, No Muros" (Hugs, Not Walls) on Jan. 28. (CNS photo/David Maung)
Politics & Society Dispatches
February 16, 2017
“My husband is a U.S. citizen and has done wonderful things in this country. I am a liability to my husband, and it is very hard to handle.”
(CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Politics & Society Dispatches
February 16, 2017
“They are here because they care about their families," Archbishop Jose Gomez told America. "They really want to be good citizens."
People protest against President Donald Trump's immigration policies during a demonstration near the White House in Washington Jan. 25. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
Politics & Society In All Things
February 08, 2017
If parish priests can't stand up for the poor in this moment, we might as well pack up our Mass kits.
Faith Features
February 01, 2017
An Ethiopian family arrived in Malta as refugees. A Jesuit community welcomed them.