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James T. Keane is a senior editor at America.
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.
FaithExplainer
James T. Keane
No matter how many times you hear it described thus—jokingly or not—an annulment is not just “Catholic divorce.” Church teaching is not that the marriage in question failed, but that the marriage never existed in a sacramental sense.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
James T. Keane
Amid the somber ceremonies, perhaps today we can wave goodbye to our starchy past.
FaithNews Analysis
James T. Keane
Who were some of the U.S. Catholics who were regularly in the news this past year?
Arts & CultureBooks
James T. Keane
John le Carré, who died earlier in December, was a wildly popular spy novelist—and one of the English world’s finest fiction writers of the last half-century.
FaithAdvent Reflections
James T. Keane
A Reflection for the Third Wednesday of Advent