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Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
FaithMusic
Jim McDermott
Christmas is a season of blessing. So do not put away the carols (or the lights) until you have to.
Arts & CultureMusic
Jim McDermott
“Silent Night” is a song that seems to inspire the imagination in so many ways.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
Our return to an in-person celebration of the birth of Jesus is also an opportunity to think about how we have done Christmas in the past—and perhaps even make some adjustments.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
President Joe Biden installed a new touch of his own to the White House: a framed copy of a “Hagar the Horrible” cartoon. In it, Hagar yells to the sky, “Why me?” to which God replies, “Why not?”
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
In 2021, there seemed to be fewer series to watch, or fewer worth watching. But a few stood out.
Sean Bean in the prison drama “Time,” the latest series from Jimmy McGovern (photo: BritBox).
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
Jimmy McGovern’s work is marked by a very Catholic instinct to look where no one else will.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
We are now in the season of schools plays and Christmas concerts. In the past, it’s been something of an endurance test, hasn’t it? But maybe it’s different this year.
Arts & CulturePodcasts
Jim McDermott
We do not generally think about Christmas carols as about a battle. And yet what does it mean for the Christ child to be our savior, if not a blessed release from some kind of struggle?
Arts & CulturePodcasts
Jim McDermott
“There’s a logic that is embedded in the melodies of these tunes that helps the congregation remember them,” Maestro Colin Britt explains on the latest episode of “Hark!”
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
You can have your Vegas heist movies, Hollywood; I will take the hustle in which a bunch of college guys end up secretly delivering gifts to freshmen every time.