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James T. Keane is a senior editor at America.
Faith in Focus
James T. Keane
For many Christians it has perhaps become commonplace to view Advent as a season of inevitability, a ritual expectation of the birth of the Son of God, surely, but one that lacks suspense. We already know how the story will turn out, dont we? The Holy Family will make it to Bethlehem; they will find
In All Things
James T. Keane
Here is America editor Matt Malone S J on Mitt Romney s presidential campaign and his attempt to convince voters his Mormon faith should not be an issue in the 2008 presidential campaign Watch it here UPDATE Matt Malone s article on God and Politics is now online
In All Things
James T. Keane
This is going to be unspeakably cool Narnia fans will know that Prince Caspian is the second book of the Narnia series It occurs chronologically after The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe but in terms of Narnia history is after The Magician s Nephew which institutes Narnian history It
In All Things
James T. Keane
Just in time for his feast day Xavier Missionary and Saint an hourlong documentary written directed and produced by Jesuit scholastics Jeff Johnson S J and Jeremy Zipple S J will show around the country on PBS starting this week and continuing throughout December You can check the Web
FaithIn All Things
James T. Keane
My students at Fordham University and I have been reading Mary Gordon s Final Payments as one of the texts in our class on American Catholic novels and the following scene from Gordon s first novel caught my eye To give a bit of context this scene depicts a daughter who cared for her recen
Arts & CultureOf Many Things
James T. Keane
The agony of October baseball
Of Many Things
James T. Keane
"I'm religious, not spiritual."
Of Many Things
James T. Keane
Even longtime readers of America may be unaware of the origins of this periodical. It was born in April 1909, during the worst days of the anti-Modernist crusade in the Catholic Church. Hysterical paranoia ran rampant, and Catholic intellectuals and writers were one after another accused of heresy b
Theater
James T. Keane
The 1985 bestseller and nostalgic spoof Growing Up Catholic included a parody of The Baltimore Catechism and asked the following question: “Who’s really in hell?” The answer: “We cannot say for certainty that anyone is in hell, except for maybe Hitler and Judas.” Even t
Arts & CultureBooks
James T. Keane
Upon John Gregory Dunne rsquo s death of a heart attack in December 2003 the many obituaries and eulogies for this famous man of letters stressed the deft touch Dunne brought as a writer to those subjects he knew well the Irish-American experience the chaotic and morally bankrupt culture of Holly