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Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
FaithScripture Reflections
Jim McDermott
A Reflection for Friday of the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time, by Jim McDermott, S.J.
The company of ”Dear Evan Hansen” (Matthew Murphy)
Arts & CultureTheater
Jim McDermott
On Sunday, Sept. 18, “Dear Evan Hansen” finished its Broadway run. During its six-year run, it was a touchstone in the ongoing conversation about the mental health of young people today.
Adnan Syed, the man whose legal saga spawned the hit podcast "Serial," exits the Cummings Courthouse a free man after a Baltimore judge overturned his conviction for the 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee, Sept. 19, in Baltimore. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Politics & SocietyIdeas
Jim McDermott
There is no doubt that the attention that the podcast “Serial” brought to his case helped Adnan Syed, who was released from prison on Sept. 19.
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
Groups calling for the removal of books from libraries and school curricula today would do well to consider the Catholic Church’s experiences with attempting to censor authors.
Queen Elizabeth II, dressed in black, opens a book alongside Pope John Paul II
FaithIdeas
Jim McDermott
As the queen of England, Elizabeth served as the religious leader of the British Commonwealth and supreme governor of the Church of England—and she took that role very seriously.
FaithScripture Reflections
Jim McDermott
A Reflection for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, by Jim McDermott, S.J.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Jim McDermott
Here are 15 big Catholic stories you might have missed from the last three months.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
The new "Lord of the Rings" prequel series is a confident, well-conceived and often gorgeous addition to the previously adapted work of J.R.R. Tolkien.
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
There is no reason to doubt Bishop Barron’s good intentions. But his conversation with Shia LaBeouf offers another example of the kind of disregard for victims and women that is so often leveled against Catholic leaders.
Arts & CultureTheater
Jim McDermott
The revival of a 1964 musical is stumbling a bit—but then, the original had its own troubles.