Politics & Society DispatchesJim McDermottDecember 20, 2019
Being courtside at a presidential candidate debate sounds thrilling, but it turns out that you don’t get a great view of all the candidates. While I can see Biden’s head, I cannot see the body to which it is attached, and from my angle Senator Elizabeth Warren is just a left arm. Worse, Mayor Pete
Arts & Culture TelevisionJim McDermottDecember 16, 2019
The new show from Damon Lindelof is more than another high concept sci-fi series.
Arts & Culture FilmJim McDermottDecember 10, 2019
The story of a film that became an inspiration to Jesuits and their companions worldwide.
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