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Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
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FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
Sometimes not getting to do the thing that you want can actually feel kind of wonderful, even luxurious.
FaithScripture Reflections
Jim McDermott
A Reflection for Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time, by Jim McDermott, S.J.
Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan in 'Ms. Marvel’ (photo courtesy of Marvel Studios)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
When it came to bringing Kamala Khan to the screen, Marvel has made all the right choices.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
We will all be a lot better off when fewer distinctions are made between us clergy and everyone else.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
I usually love a good space story. But the more accolades I read about the new Webb Telescope image, the more I wondered if there was some other photo I hadn’t seen—because the one I kept seeing looked, well, like a blurry photo of stars.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jim McDermott
Every ticket scooped up by scalpers is one less ticket available to the very people that the pope is going to Canada to see.
‘Bear Wedding’ by Mykola Zhuravel
Arts & CultureArt
Jim McDermott
Ukranian artist Mykola Zhuravel talks about his exhibit “Invasion Redux” and the naked aggression of Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jim McDermott
Dante’s great insight in “Inferno” is that ultimately the only way out of hell is going through it, by confronting what we see there and what we feel.
FaithScripture Reflections
Jim McDermott
A reflection for the Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time, by Jim McDermott, S.J.
Kate Bush has noted that “there’s a lot of suffering in Roman Catholicism” (photo: Alamy). 
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Kate Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up that Hill” has exploded across pop culture. But it's more than just the song in “Stranger Things.” It’s also deeply religious.