James T. Keane is a senior editor at America.
James T. Keane
What exactly are we talking about when we talk about “the Latin Mass”?
Arts & CultureMusic
James T. KeaneJoe Hoover, S.J.
Did the singer-songwriter era come about specifically to fill a demand by retreat directors for a poignant soundtrack to accompany the spiritual epiphanies of 16-year-olds?
Pope Francis stands apart from U.S. political factions. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)
FaithShort Take
James T. Keane
Both political parties keep trying to claim Pope Francis but anyone who pays close attention knows that the pope transcends the ideologies of the moment in the United States.
Arts & CultureFeatures
James T. Keane
“My hope is that the church can use the immense power of its storytelling to move toward more compassion, more kindness.”
FaithJesuit School Spotlight
James T. Keane
A graduate of a Jesuit high school in conversation with his English teacher from three decades ago on Ignatian and Jesuit education.
Arts & CultureOf Many Things
James T. Keane
An introduction to all the books, new and old, profiled in our Spring Literary Review 2021.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
The two most recent selections by the Catholic Book Club couldn't have been more different: A look at Thomas Jefferson's quixotic attempt to rewrite the Bible, and Niall Williams's richly evocative novel about a small village in the west of Ireland.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
James T. Keane
From 1846 to 1848, in the worst years of the potato famine in Ireland and during mass emigration to the United States, one of the toughest units of the Mexican armed forces battling the invaders from "El Norte" was the Saint Patrick Battalion, known in Mexico as the 'San Patricios.'
Arts & CultureBooks
James T. Keane
The death of cultural icon Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Monday reminds us of the many artists and writers he influenced and was influenced by—including Thomas Merton.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
James T. Keane
Before Rush Limbaugh, there was the notorious “radio priest” of the 1930s and 1940s, Father Charles E. Coughlin.