Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
FaithFaith in Focus
People, lines and crowds are back from Covid. Here are 3 spiritual tips for keeping your sanity (and sanctity)
I want to savor the beauty that is all around me, to be a witness to whatever this day will offer me, and all the people in it. But it’s hard!
A Reflection for Friday of the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time, by Jim McDermott, S.J.
Arts & CultureTheater
On Sunday, Sept. 18, “Dear Evan Hansen” finished its Broadway run. During its six-year run, it was a touchstone in the ongoing conversation about the mental health of young people today.
Politics & SocietyIdeas
There is no doubt that the attention that the podcast “Serial” brought to his case helped Adnan Syed, who was released from prison on Sept. 19.
The Catholic Church has been banning books for centuries. Here’s what it can teach us about censorship today.
Groups calling for the removal of books from libraries and school curricula today would do well to consider the Catholic Church’s experiences with attempting to censor authors.
As the queen of England, Elizabeth served as the religious leader of the British Commonwealth and supreme governor of the Church of England—and she took that role very seriously.
A Reflection for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, by Jim McDermott, S.J.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Here are 15 big Catholic stories you might have missed from the last three months.
Arts & CultureTelevision
The new "Lord of the Rings" prequel series is a confident, well-conceived and often gorgeous addition to the previously adapted work of J.R.R. Tolkien.
There is no reason to doubt Bishop Barron’s good intentions. But his conversation with Shia LaBeouf offers another example of the kind of disregard for victims and women that is so often leveled against Catholic leaders.