Politics & Society DispatchesJim McDermottApril 08, 2019
County supervisors approved $2.2 billion in June 2018 to build a replacement with the notable amendment that the new facility would be designed with a focus on mental health and rehabilitation.
Arts & Culture TelevisionJim McDermottMarch 22, 2019
The hit Amazon show asks: Can we really just be unapologetically ourselves?
Arts & Culture TelevisionJim McDermottMarch 15, 2019
Anyone watching “Leaving Neverland” should come away with one fundamental question, and for Catholics, it is a familiar one: How did we not see this coming?
Faith DispatchesJim McDermottMarch 01, 2019
“We respect him and his office,” she told America. “But right now the issue of clergy sexual abuse is so much in the news, and the issue of covering up.” Cardinal Mahony, she said, is a “symbol of this.”
Faith ExplainerJim McDermottFebruary 28, 2019
There are elements in the trial of Cardinal Pell that do not easily translate to a U.S. context, including a media blackout and the cardinal’s long history with the issues of sexual abuse and cover-up.
Arts & Culture TelevisionJim McDermottFebruary 20, 2019
Like a new Netflix series, the church today seems caught in an endless loop of accusations and revelations.
Arts & Culture ArtJim McDermottFebruary 07, 2019
The idea of mounting an exhibition that takes on the crisis of abuse seems both essential for the Catholic community right now and near impossible to render palatable.. Trina McKillen's "Confess" is now on view at L.M.U.’s Laband Art Gallery.
Arts & Culture IdeasJim McDermottFebruary 01, 2019
Hopepunk insists there are streams of life-giving water all around us—stories, people and experiences to which we can still turn for inspiration and renewal.
Politics & Society DispatchesJim McDermottJanuary 23, 2019
The conceit of California-as-disaster-movie is ridiculous. But maybe watching our fires and mudslides helps other states consider both their own fragility and their underlying strength.
Politics & Society DispatchesJim McDermottDecember 21, 2018
Though they certainly knew what it was like to find their lives in danger, the Holy Family would find many of the trials undocumented migrants and refugees are asked to endure today incomprehensible.