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James T. Keane is a senior editor at America.
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
Politics & SocietyExplainer
James T. KeaneErika Rasmussen, Molly Cahill and Kevin Christopher Robles
With no small bit of swagger, we present to you: Catholics who were Time’s Person of the Year.
FaithAdvent Reflections
James T. Keane
A Reflection for the Second Thursday of Advent
FaithExplainer
James T. Keane
Scientific advances have allowed enormous breakthroughs in overcoming infertility—but not without some vexing ethical questions.
FaithDispatches
James T. Keane
St. John Paul II knew about the Theodore McCarrick sex abuse allegations—and promoted him anyway. Why?
Politics & SocietyExplainer
James T. KeaneRobert David Sullivan
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.