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James T. Keane is a senior editor at America.
FaithExplainer
James T. Keane
Is St. Irenaeus really a doctor, or does he just play one on TV? Does he rush to someone’s aid on an airplane? Might he collaborate with Dr. Dre?
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Jonathan Franzen remains among the select few novelists who can vie for a Pulitzer Prize and the top spot on best-seller lists every time out of the gate. His new novel might win him both.
Arts & CultureShort Take
James T. Keane
Yes, the Fighting Irish are undefeated. Yes, they have beaten several very good teams. Yes, their opponent this weekend, Cincinnati, is the only currently nationally-ranked team left on their schedule. Who are we kidding? Notre Dame is doomed.
Arts & CultureOf Many Things
James T. Keane
Twice a year we publish an extra issue of America dedicated to books and all things literary; one in planting season and one at harvest time.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
The two most recent selections for the Catholic Book Club were novels that originally began as short stories.
Arts & CultureIdeas
James T. Keane
It’s time to bust out that old glove—the one you rubbed with neatsfoot oil and wrapped a rubber band around as a kid—and make sure there’s a hanky or two nearby: “Field of Dreams” is back!
Arts & CultureShort Take
James T. Keane
I know what you’re thinking. Joseph Ratzinger would have made an amazing host of “Jeopardy!” I don’t disagree.
FaithExplainer
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.