Voices
James T. Keane is a senior editor at America.
Faith Dispatches
James T. KeaneNovember 10, 2020
St. John Paul II knew about the Theodore McCarrick sex abuse allegations—and promoted him anyway. Why?
Politics & Society Explainer
James T. KeaneNovember 05, 2020
There is nothing unprecedented in recent decades about close presidential elections—in fact, they’re almost always close these days—and there is also nothing new in a delay in finding out the winner.
Faith Faith in Focus
James T. KeaneNovember 03, 2020
Got election anxiety? There’s a patron saint for that.
Politics & Society Explainer
James T. KeaneOctober 29, 2020
The Catholic case for Donald J. Trump
Politics & Society Explainer
James T. KeaneOctober 27, 2020
The teaching seems cut and dry—and yet there are examples of conscientious objectors, like Dorothy Day, who abstained from voting.
Arts & Culture Short Take
James T. KeaneOctober 27, 2020
An exciting new version of Psalm 137 has been discovered, and it gives comfort to a long-suffering people.
Faith Explainer
James T. KeaneOctober 22, 2020
Twitter users swapped "pope memes" last week using digitally altered images of Pope Francis celebrating the Eucharist. Was it harmless fun or sacrilege?
Arts & Culture Books
James T. KeaneOctober 16, 2020
Charlie Kaufman's debut novel is not for the faint of heart. But it rewards the effort to read through a story about self-perception and the internal monologues that rattle through all of our heads.
Faith Explainer
James T. KeaneOctober 09, 2020
Catholic moral theology can offer some answers.
Arts & Culture Catholic Book Club
James T. KeaneOctober 02, 2020
Over the summer the Catholic Book Club read John Kennedy Toole’s darkly comic novel, 'A Confederacy of Dunces,' and this fall we are finishing up our discussion of John Howard Griffin’s 'Black Like Me.'