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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.

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?
Arts & Culture Books
Bill McCormick, S.J.May 29, 2020
Are we right to tear down our institutions? Or do they have a role to play in a well-ordered society?
Faith Faith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.May 21, 2020
The Kingdom of God does not rest on the actions of one person.
Politics & Society Features
Bill McCormick, S.J.May 01, 2020
U.S. Catholics hoping for a party based on Catholic social teaching might look to the example of Christian democrats in Europe.
In this March 26, 2020, photo, Serbian army soldiers patrol Belgrade’s main pedestrian street as part of the government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Politics & Society Short Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.April 27, 2020
Central governments must be able to respond to crises, writes Bill McCormick, S.J., but President Trump’s claim of “total” authority is a reminder that democracies must also be able to maintain limits on power.
 Pope Francis greets a woman and child during a July 8, 2019, Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican commemorating the sixth anniversary of his visit to the southern Mediterranean island of Lampedusa. (CNS Photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Faith in Focus
Bill McCormick, S.J.March 13, 2020
Many admire Francis. But has his teaching affected them? The evidence is mixed.
Arts & Culture Books
Bill McCormick, S.J.December 27, 2019
Seeing Pope Francis as spiritual director means seeing that the pope takes himself less seriously than do his critics and defenders.
Faith Faith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.November 25, 2019
The recent writings of New York Times columnist Ross Douthat are calling political conservatives to a needed greater humility.
Faith Features
Bill McCormick, S.J.September 04, 2019
The former political advisor to Donald Trump shares the view of Pope Francis that Europe is spiritually sick, writes Bill McCormick. But Mr. Bannon’s divisive ideas have only the veneer of Christianity.
Bishop Robert Barron and Jordan Peterson
Faith Short Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.August 02, 2019
If we stop criticizing them and listen.