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Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Staples Center in Los Angeles is now the Crypto.com Center. St. Patrick’s Cathedral will no doubt continue to change in the coming decades, but one thing it will never do is rename itself #JesusWins Cathedral.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
If some of your family members aren’t vaccinated, you might have some hard choices to make this holiday season. St. Ignatius can help.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
One of the best parts of Christmas is hearing about how other people celebrate it. And in Venezuela, they have all-night roller skating, which ends with everyone skating to Mass at dawn.
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
That morale is down for priests across the country is not exactly stop-the-presses material. But I wonder if it isn’t the canary in the coal mine of the Catholic Church today.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jim McDermott
Ivy Getty’s extravagant wedding was designed to make us jealous. We need to find more climate-friendly experiences of FOMO.
Politics & SocietyInterviews
Jim McDermott
For the last 17 years, Senator Durbin has been unable to receive Communion in his home diocese in Springfield, Ill.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Mark Zuckerberg wants us all to live in his Metaverse. But as Catholics, our fundamental disposition toward the physical world is that it is precious and meaningful.
A man bows his head in prayer, clasping the rosary between his hands
FaithExplainer
Jim McDermott
Where did the practice of praying the rosary come from, and why is it such an important part of so many Catholics’ spiritual lives?
Netflix
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermottKeara Hanlon
Red light, green light, 123: Two of America’s writers consider the Netflix juggernaut.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
I find Dave Chappelle’s concept of empathy for transgender people worth considering — both for what it includes and misses.