Jim McDermott, S.J., is America’s Los Angeles correspondent.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermott April 05, 2018
Now a cybersecurity consultant, Dr. Paul Twomey is alarmed by the disregard for ethics in Silicon Valley and calls for the church to advocate for core values.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermott March 26, 2018
The only part of the Katy Perry and the nuns story that is accurate is that Sister Holzman tragically passed away in a Los Angeles courtroom.
Faith Dispatches
Jim McDermott March 16, 2018
Composer John Flaherty has been overseeing renewal and experimentation at the R.E.C.’s worship services for almost three decades.
Faith Features
Jim McDermott March 09, 2018
The Easter lily has its own remarkable story of persistence.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermott March 02, 2018
The film "The Florida Project" depicts a new reality: families who live week to week in motels, unable to afford permanent housing.
Arts & Culture Dispatches
Jim McDermott February 21, 2018
“For the Paulists part of the mission is supposed to be reaching out to the unchurched.” The best ways to do that are constantly shifting. These contemporary leaders of Paulist Productions look on that fluid landscape with optimism.
Arts & Culture Television
Jim McDermott February 16, 2018

Given the moment we are in, you might think a lot of shows on television would be trying to talk about current events or “America” in some way. But in point of fact, there aren’t that many. And even fewer are doing it well.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermott February 02, 2018
The Russians directed propaganda toward religious groups on Facebook; the social-media site is responding with new hurdles for ads from churches and parishes.
Arts & Culture Television
Jim McDermott January 05, 2018
The best “Black Mirror” stories ground themselves in a concrete human question or struggle.
Arts & Culture Film
Jim McDermott December 19, 2017
'The Last Jedi' is a film that strips away 40 years of lacquer to highlight both the inspiration and the challenge at the heart of the “Star Wars” saga.