Voices
Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
I am not a fan of billionaire space flights. But then I watched Mr. Shatner weep like he had seen the face of God when he got back to Earth.
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
The ‘Bond’ franchise has finally rid itself of a decades-long pattern of misogyny and sexism. Unfortunately, the movies are also showing signs of losing relevance.
Ann Down and Reed Birney star in a scene from the movie "Mass." (CNS photo/Bleecker Street)
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
“Mass” captures perfectly this experience of tragic loss, from two radically different perspectives.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
As former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testified before Congress, one question seemed to rise to the surface: Is it time to regulate (and perhaps break up) Facebook? From a Catholic standpoint, the answer is absolutely and emphatically yes.
FaithIdeas
Jim McDermott
We are at a point where people of good will need to stop engaging with the MCU for a minute.
Politics & SocietyFaith
Jim McDermott
On this feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we take a moment to give praise to God for some of our siblings now forever gone from this planet, and to try and deepen our union with all of God’s creation.
Pope Francis is pictured at top left on a television screen as he leads a virtual meeting of his Council of Cardinals from his residence at the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican Sept. 21, 2021. (CNS photo/Dicastery for Communication)
FaithIdeas
Jim McDermott
The pope’s recent meeting of his cardinal advisors gave a fascinating glimpse into the lives of these men (and their Zoom game).
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Maybe in this time of uncertainty, fear and doubt, it would be worth recruiting some young people like BTS, Greta Thunberg or Malala Yousafzai to officially join the pope in his fight for the future of our planet.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Maybe the problem is not that men or “celebrities” don’t know how to be vulnerable or messy but that we don’t like to be reminded that they are. (And we are, too.)
Arts & CultureShort Take
Jim McDermott
I know what you are thinking—a decadent spectacle of wealth, really, that’s what the church needs right now? But hear me out.