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Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
By calling that time or series of not great choices an “era,” you recontextualize that experience. It is something that happened at a point or during a period in time that is now, emphasis added, over.
FaithScripture Reflections
Jim McDermott
A Reflection for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Jim McDermott, S.J.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
Pope Francis has not weighed in on the new show. (As he doesn’t watch television, this is not unexpected.) But on his behalf, we have a couple of notes we’d like to share from a Catholic perspective.
Bob Odenkirk in "Better Call Saul" (AMC Networks)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
For six years, “Better Call Saul” has given the story equivalent of a graduate-level seminar on morality, and the series finale is both satisfying and surprising.
Tom Sturridge as Dream and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death in “The Sandman” (Netflix)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
Until recently, “The Sandman”—Neil Gaiman’s magnum opus about the eternal being who oversees the universe of dreaming—has remained an impossible quest.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Britney Spears recently wanted to get married in the Catholic Church. The controversy that followed shows us what we still need to learn about turning our churches into welcoming spaces.
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FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
Sometimes not getting to do the thing that you want can actually feel kind of wonderful, even luxurious.
FaithScripture Reflections
Jim McDermott
A Reflection for Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time, by Jim McDermott, S.J.
Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan in 'Ms. Marvel’ (photo courtesy of Marvel Studios)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
When it came to bringing Kamala Khan to the screen, Marvel has made all the right choices.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
We will all be a lot better off when fewer distinctions are made between us clergy and everyone else.