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Bill McCormick, S.J., is a contributing editor at America, chief mission officer at St. John’s College in Belize City, and a research fellow in the Department of Political Science at Saint Louis University in Missouri.
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Politics & SocietyLast Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Many of us go back and forth between ignoring politics and getting angry about it. You will feel better, and be a better citizen, if you are more disciplined about your attention.
FaithNews Analysis
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Amid conflict and mistrust, the goal of the Synod on Synodality—to teach us to “walk together”—is still a work in progress.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
In persecuting the Catholic Church and expelling the Society of Jesus, Daniel Ortega is carrying on this terrible legacy. But will it work?
FaithShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Christians can play a special role in the renewal of our politics. Because we know that the truth is not only real, but a person.
The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat gestures to the crowd participates at FreedomFest 2018, an annual gathering of Libertarians, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 11, 2018.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Bill McCormick, S.J.
You may disagree with Mr. Douthat’s analysis of Catholicism, but you can’t ignore him.
hands hold a broken eucharist host
FaithFaith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.
The Eucharist as the sacrament of unity constitutes the church not as just another social body, but as mystical and universal in its orientation toward the kingdom of God.
FaithExplainer
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Catholic experts weigh in on the likelihood of Pope Francis resigning in office—and whether we need a 25th amendment for popes.
FaithFaith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.
How many are willing to have their minds changed, to desire for something from this synodal process that goes deeper than their pre-existing agenda?
Politics & SocietyFaith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Pope Benedict never ceased to argue that democracy must be judged by truth, a criterion it cannot measure but can only be measured by.
A woman prays as she faces a U.S. flag on a perimeter fence
Politics & SocietyFaith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Christ brought about a separation, rather than integration, of the spiritual and political.