Politics & Society DispatchesJim McDermottOctober 30, 2019
The convent lost power and generators were put into place as backup. A fire department captain told local media that the sisters, some of whom were on oxygen, were scared but in good spirits. “We joked with them a little bit.... They are a great bunch of ladies.”
Faith DispatchesJim McDermottOctober 29, 2019
“Up until the last five or 10 years, Mass was offered every day. Then it was hard to get priests [every day]; then it was hard to get priests on the weekend. There were [fewer priests] in the parishes and they were being stretched thin.”
Arts & Culture TelevisionJim McDermottOctober 11, 2019
A story about a patriarch who keeps humiliating his children.
Politics & Society DispatchesJim McDermottSeptember 16, 2019
“We need to help our society to see our common humanity—that we are all children of God, meant to live together as brothers and sisters.”
Arts & Culture TelevisionJim McDermottSeptember 06, 2019
The second season of the F.B.I. serial killer show confronts the brutality of human existence.
Politics & Society DispatchesJim McDermottJuly 26, 2019
Across the nation, bishops and other church leaders have spoken out against Trump administration asylum, detention and immigration policies. Many dioceses have mobilized to provide services for those under threat. But some Catholics worry the overall church response has been too muted, given the
Arts & Culture TelevisionJim McDermottJuly 12, 2019
The Amazon series is based on the much-beloved fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
Faith DispatchesJim McDermottJune 18, 2019
In the four years since Pope Francis released his encyclical “On Care of Our Common Home,” both global and local reporting on the effects of climate change has only gotten more dire.
Politics & Society DispatchesJim McDermottMay 28, 2019
Jesuits West province requested that GEO, which runs 134 facilities around the world—including 69 detention centers in the United States—“report annually…on how it implements” its human rights policy.