Bill McCormick, S.J., is a contributing editor at America and a visiting assistant professor at Saint Louis University in the departments of political science and philosophy.
Politics & Society Interviews
Bill McCormick, S.J.January 14, 2021
In the elections of 2016 and 2020, Trump lost the popular vote. Yet he managed to win some of the most loyal Democratic communities in the nation.
Demonstrators in in Terre Haute, Ind., gather to protest the execution of Lisa Montgomery on Jan. 12. She was put to death by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute soon after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a hold on her execution at 1:31 a.m. (EST). She was the first woman to be put to death in federal prison since 1953. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Bill McCormick, S.J.January 13, 2021
The rush of federal executions was an “aberration” that does not reflect the great successes of the death penalty abolition movement in recent years.
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier on Jan. 6 at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Politics & Society Short Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.January 07, 2021
Will the Republican Party reject the counterfeit politics of conspiracy and fantasy? If not, writes Bill McCormick, S.J., the violence of Jan. 6 will not be an isolated event.
Supporters of President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joseph Biden approach each other on a street in Raleigh, N.C., on Nov. 7, after major news media declared that Mr. Biden had won the presidential election. (CNS photo/Jonathan Drake, Reuters)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Bill McCormick, S.J.November 13, 2020
After another divisive election, conciliation will be slow, difficult work, writes Bill McCormick, S.J. And some Catholic thinkers are wondering if the price for unity is too high.
Politics & Society Explainer
Bill McCormick, S.J.October 29, 2020
The Catholic case for Joe Biden
Faith Faith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.October 07, 2020
We could turn the temperature down if we acknowledge that anti-Catholicism is a real, multifaceted phenomenon that needs to be understood but does not always require sharp denunciation.
Faith Faith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.October 05, 2020
According to Pope Francis, “The decision to include or exclude those lying wounded along the roadside can serve as a criterion for judging every economic, political, social and religious project.”
Politics & Society Faith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.August 28, 2020
A new proposal for how Christians can engage a post-Christian American politics.
Politics & Society Faith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.July 14, 2020
Today all white Christians need to fix our gaze on the suffering Christ in the wounds of our Black brothers and sisters.
Faith Faith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.June 01, 2020
When is it appropriate to criticize a reigning pope, and what implications does that question have for Catholic ecclesiology?