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Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
For people who live in New York City, Times Square is a nightmare place, a hellish whirlpool of bodies, noise and capitalism. But this weekend I discovered something new and not awful there.
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
In “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Marvel took all the toys that they know the fans want and then smashed them in front of us.
FaithLast Take
Molly CahillDoug GirardotKeara HanlonJim McDermottSarah Vincent
So it’s time for you to graduate. Four young America editors and one Star Wars nerd have some advice for you.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
I don’t know about you, but I find when things around me are getting crazy, it becomes difficult to connect to any deeper sense of self or God.
Jean-Luc Picard and Q in the second season finale of 'Picard’ (photo: Viacom/CBS)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
While “Star Trek” has presented itself as a show about exploring strange new worlds, at its heart it has always been about elevating those whom society has ignored.
Politics & Society
Zac DavisJim McDermottDoug Girardot
Or should they have already logged off?
Arts & CultureShort Take
Jim McDermott
Netflix is the service that has most invested in building a library of faith-based stories. And isn’t that worth supporting?
Bridget Everett and Jeff Hiller in “Somebody Somewhere” (HBO Max)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
“Somebody Somewhere” is not a show about religion, but it is in its own way an exploration of what a truly religious community offers—namely, a space of radical acceptance.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jim McDermott
The Biden administration’s mask mandate for public transportation has been struck down, and people are now free to do whatever they want on planes and trains. But what should we choose to do?
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
“The Jews” didn’t kill Jesus. And if the Gospel of John makes people think that, we should read a different Gospel on Good Friday.