Voices
Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
On the eve of Romero’s canonization, the film’s actors and writers look back at the seminal biopic
FaithInterviews
Jim McDermott
Australia’s Bishop Long Van Nguyen on how the church can heal during the sexual abuse crisis.
Swiss Guards salute as Cardinals Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston leave a meeting of cardinals with Pope Francis in the synod hall at the Vatican Feb. 21, 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
FaithInterviews
Jim McDermott
“The church has lost credibility in investigating itself.”
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
When “American Vandal” debuted on Netflix last year, it seemed to be positioning itself as the raucous send-up of the true crime genre. In Season Two, there is a much sharper edge to this new premise.
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, president of the Center for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, speaks at a news conference officially launching the center in February 2015. Also pictured is Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, head of the Pontifical Commission for Child Protection. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithDispatches
Jim McDermott
Hans Zollner, S.J., a member on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, shares his hopes for the church as a crisis that never ceases to shock and sorrow continues.
Pope Francis delivers his Christmas greeting to the Roman Curia in Clementine Hall at the Vatican on Dec. 22, 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
Francis made a leadership correction while in Argentina; he can still bring the church to a space of humility and wisdom in response to the sexual abuse crisis.
Former-Cardinal McCarrick in January. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
FaithDispatches
Jim McDermott
“I get far more emails and phone calls about things like immigration, issues that are more politically controversial.”
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
Rather than provoking derision, these shows inspire a sense of empathy, a broadening of horizons.
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Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
A good newsletter is like a message in a bottle, a voice that cuts through the noise.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jim McDermott
Do we see ourselves as having an obligation to our neighbor or not?