Voices
Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
The story of a film that became an inspiration to Jesuits and their companions worldwide.
A firefighter douses water on a house after it was burned by the wind-driven Getty Fire outside Los Angeles Oct. 28, 2019. By Oct. 29, the fire had burned more than 600 acres and was 5% contained, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. (CNS photo/Gene Blevins, Reuters) 
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Jim McDermott
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.”
Sister Jean Dwyan laughs with a resident at the St. Louis Residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor in January 2014. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)
FaithDispatches
Jim McDermott
“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 & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
“The Exorcist” exposed people around the world to the question of evil in a new and terrifying way. It also laid the groundwork for a different kind of horror story.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
A story about a patriarch who keeps humiliating his children.
An altar is adorned with white balloons at a "Mass for the Peace" Aug. 10, 2019, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, one week after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in nearby El Paso, Texas. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Jim McDermott
“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.”
Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) and his visionary-but-troubled partner Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) in ‘Mindhunter’ (photo: Netflix).
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
The second season of the F.B.I. serial killer show confronts the brutality of human existence.
A procession for immigrant rights on July 13 in the streets surrounding St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Shrine in New York City. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Jim McDermott
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 gravity of the crisis.
In “Good Omens,” Aziraphale (David Tennant), left, and Crowley (Michael Sheen), right, are the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of salvation history. (Photo: IMDB).
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
The Amazon series is based on the much-beloved fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
FaithDispatches
Jim McDermott
In the four years since Pope Francis released his encyclical “On Care of Our Common Home,” both global and local reporting on the effects of climate change has only gotten more dire.