Jim McDermott, S.J., is America’s Los Angeles correspondent.
Arts & Culture Film
Jim McDermottOctober 03, 2018
On the eve of Romero’s canonization, the film’s actors and writers look back at the seminal biopic
Faith Interviews
Jim McDermottSeptember 19, 2018
Australia’s Bishop Long Van Nguyen on how the church can heal during the sexual abuse crisis.
Swiss Guards salute as Cardinals Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston leave a meeting of cardinals with Pope Francis in the synod hall at the Vatican Feb. 21, 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Interviews
Jim McDermottSeptember 18, 2018
“The church has lost credibility in investigating itself.”
Arts & Culture Television
Jim McDermottSeptember 17, 2018
When “American Vandal” debuted on Netflix last year, it seemed to be positioning itself as the raucous send-up of the true crime genre. In Season Two, there is a much sharper edge to this new premise.
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, president of the Center for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, speaks at a news conference officially launching the center in February 2015. Also pictured is Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, head of the Pontifical Commission for Child Protection. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Dispatches
Jim McDermottSeptember 17, 2018
Hans Zollner, S.J., a member on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, shares his hopes for the church as a crisis that never ceases to shock and sorrow continues.
Pope Francis delivers his Christmas greeting to the Roman Curia in Clementine Hall at the Vatican on Dec. 22, 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Short Take
Jim McDermottAugust 29, 2018
Francis made a leadership correction while in Argentina; he can still bring the church to a space of humility and wisdom in response to the sexual abuse crisis.
Former-Cardinal McCarrick in January. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
Faith Dispatches
Jim McDermottAugust 07, 2018
“I get far more emails and phone calls about things like immigration, issues that are more politically controversial.”
Arts & Culture Television
Jim McDermottAugust 02, 2018
Rather than provoking derision, these shows inspire a sense of empathy, a broadening of horizons.
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Arts & Culture Ideas
Jim McDermottJuly 24, 2018
A good newsletter is like a message in a bottle, a voice that cuts through the noise.
Politics & Society Short Take
Jim McDermottJuly 03, 2018
Do we see ourselves as having an obligation to our neighbor or not?