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Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Mark Zuckerberg wants us all to live in his Metaverse. But as Catholics, our fundamental disposition toward the physical world is that it is precious and meaningful.
A man bows his head in prayer, clasping the rosary between his hands
FaithExplainer
Jim McDermott
Where did the practice of praying the rosary come from, and why is it such an important part of so many Catholics’ spiritual lives?
Netflix
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermottKeara Hanlon
Red light, green light, 123: Two of America’s writers consider the Netflix juggernaut.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
I find Dave Chappelle’s concept of empathy for transgender people worth considering — both for what it includes and misses.
Stock close-up image of a black bulletin board with confession times.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
First: You are not required to talk about sex in the confessional.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
I am not a fan of billionaire space flights. But then I watched Mr. Shatner weep like he had seen the face of God when he got back to Earth.
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
The ‘Bond’ franchise has finally rid itself of a decades-long pattern of misogyny and sexism. Unfortunately, the movies are also showing signs of losing relevance.
Ann Down and Reed Birney star in a scene from the movie "Mass." (CNS photo/Bleecker Street)
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
“Mass” captures perfectly this experience of tragic loss, from two radically different perspectives.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
As former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testified before Congress, one question seemed to rise to the surface: Is it time to regulate (and perhaps break up) Facebook? From a Catholic standpoint, the answer is absolutely and emphatically yes.
FaithIdeas
Jim McDermott
We are at a point where people of good will need to stop engaging with the MCU for a minute.