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Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
The demise of a browser seems meaningful, even if that browser was terrible.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jim McDermott
These hearings are an attempt to reassure us all that the American story we were taught as kids is not some fairytale that adults told us to help us sleep or to make us easier to manipulate.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Recently, we’ve been hearing about the “great replacement” theory. The Society of Jesus has been the subject of conspiracies of its own. Within the absurdity of it all, there are lessons to be learned.
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
“Morbius,” starring Jared Leto as a vampire in some kind of Spider-Man universe, tanked at the box office. But fans continue to celebrate this very silly film—and we can all learn from that.
Stock image of a stone statue of an angel surrounded by falling snow.
FaithExplainer
Jim McDermott
Is it in keeping with our faith to believe it is possible that those who have died may be able to help us? Absolutely.
Composer Sarah Hart (photo: Abigail Lewis)
Arts & CultureMusic
Jim McDermott
“In the Living Waters” speaks directly to anyone who finds themselves suffering, ashamed or alone, and it describes a God waiting to welcome them.
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FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
When L.G.B.T. people look at the communion of the saints, we should be able to see someone who looks like us.
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Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
I dare say having Tom Cruise walk across the big screen toting a gun is more effective at selling firearms than a flurry of Republican ads.
Elizabeth McGovern, center, and Laura Carmichael, right, star in a scene from the movie "Downton Abbey: A New Era." (CNS photo/Ben Blackall, Focus Features)
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
The danger with returning to characters who have struggled to find their way and earned their success is that if you don’t have a new story worthy of them, you risk undermining all that they have achieved.
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Jim McDermott
Rather than talk to the graduates of Marquette University about his many achievements, Dwyane Wade spoke about two important moments of failure in his life.