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Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
Father Joel Sember is the pastor of a cluster of parishes in and around the city of Antigo in rural Wisconsin.
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
It is inspiring to see how the people are allowing the challenges of their community to function as inspiration rather than reason for complaint.
FaithVideo
Jim McDermott
Life in a multicultural parish is like a marriage: It can only work if people are listening to each other.
FaithScripture Reflections
Jim McDermott
A Reflection for Monday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time, by Jim McDermott, S.J.
FaithDispatches
Jim McDermott
Today, the Center for Action and Contemplation announced that founder Richard Rohr, O.F.M., is retiring from his roles as Dean of the Center’s Core Faculty and as a voting member on its board of directors.
Audra McDonald and Christine Baranski of “The Good Fight” (Paramount+)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
“The Good Fight” is ending its run by ramping up the surrealism—and the idea that we are all living in a very real political nightmare.
FaithExplainer
Jim McDermott
As you might imagine, there has been a lot of investigation into how exactly a Ouija board works. How is it possible that you can place your fingers on a little plastic planchette and have it start moving at all?
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
What is most endearing about “Hocus Pocus 2” is the way that it brings to the fore an aspect of the original film that you don’t often see portrayed today: sisterhood.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
One of the lesser-known facts about the story of the seven days of creation is that it was written in response to a disaster, and its comforts can be applicable even today.
Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) from “Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power” (Amazon Prime)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
For Tolkien, every creature exists on the same continuum between good and evil, and has the capacity to travel either way along it.
Midtown New York during rush hour. (iStock)
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
I want to savor the beauty that is all around me, to be a witness to whatever this day will offer me, and all the people in it. But it’s hard!