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Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
As a form of solidarity with all living in Ukraine and a prayer for their rescue, here is a form of the Stations of the Cross built from the stories of Ukrainians suffering from the violence of Russia’s invasion.
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
As we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, it is good to look back on some of the saint's legendary accomplishments—some more legendary than others.
FaithExplainer
Jim McDermott
On March 12, the Society of Jesus celebrates the 400th anniversary of the canonizations of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier. Here are six interesting facts about this important moment in the life of the Jesuits.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
While the church teaches that baptism is indeed necessary for salvation, God does not need us to complete a ritual in order to care for our children.
A fancy lobster dinner with lemon on the side.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
Do we actually believe in the idea of having fish on Fridays as a form of self-mortification or solidarity with those who have less? Or do we look at it more like paying our taxes — giving up the least possible amount?
FaithLent Reflections
Jim McDermott
Lent is about daring to peek outside that castle, trying to be more vulnerable and exposed.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that eight sets of nominees will be cut from the Oscars telecast this year. Their decision is all too familiar to me as a Catholic.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
TV shows rarely get it right when depicting priests or men and women religious—but "The Sister Boniface Mysteries" offers a welcome look at a believable and positively portrayed woman in religious life.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
“The Book of Boba Fett” explored some classic “Star Wars” themes, including idealism and the importance of family, but ultimately veered away from getting too deeply into them.
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
At a time when our world contends with so many difficult issues, to see Hollywood imagining young people as our saviors raises serious questions.