Voices

James T. Keane is a Senior Editor at America.  

Faith Features
James T. KeaneFebruary 19, 2020
How a tiny U.S. Post Office in Ossining, N.Y., became the site of a caper for the ages.
Faith Explainer
James T. KeaneDecember 12, 2019
What is Peter's Pence and how is it used?
Arts & Culture Books
James T. KeaneNovember 25, 2019
Asked in 1986 to describe himself, Fred Rogers listed off a long catalog of descriptors, including performer and television producer, but he concluded with “a husband and a father. And I am a minister.”
Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino, right, leaves federal court in Lower Manhattan with his wife Deborah after a mistrial was declared in his racketeering case on Feb. 20, 2018 in New York. The author appears in the center background of the photo (AP Photo/Kathy Willens).
Arts & Culture Culture
James T. KeaneNovember 15, 2019
We love our movies about wiseguys. But what happens when you live and work down the street from them?
Politics & Society Vantage Point
James T. KeaneNovember 08, 2019
While Prohibition’s popularity would wane by the end of the decade because of its unintended consequences, at the time of its ratification and implementation, it enjoyed a fair amount of popular support. Except in the pages of America.
Faith Explainer
James T. KeaneOctober 30, 2019
When is it permissible, acceptable or prudent to deny the Eucharist to someone?
Faith Explainer
James T. KeaneAugust 09, 2019
Do Catholics truly believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist? A recent survey says most don't...but it's complicated.
Faith Faith
James T. KeaneJuly 29, 2019
Theologian and Jesuit priest Michael Buckley, S.J., died last week in Los Gatos, Calif.
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Faith Features
James T. KeaneJuly 10, 2019
The November 1967 issue of Liturgical Arts presented architectural drawings, conceptual essays and theological reflections on the topic “A Chapel on the Moon: 2000 A.D.”
Arts & Culture Film
James T. KeaneMay 31, 2019
It's not easy to portray Joseph Heller's 'Catch-22' on film, but a new miniseries didn't miss the target.