A Priest Behind the Iron Curtain

00:00

April 30 Podcast

America's Book Club discusses Walter Ciszek's With God in Russia.
James Martin, S.J., joins Tim Reidy for a discussion of Walter Ciszek's With God in Russia, which chronicles the imprisonment of an American Jesuit in the Soviet Union. The Vatican recently gave formal approval for Fr. Ciszek's cause for canonization to proceed. The Pennsylvania-born priest spent five years in the notorious Moscow prison, Lubyanka, and later in Siberian work camps. He developed a deep reliance and belief in the providence of God, and risked his life ministering to his fellow prisoners.

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

After learning about [my daughter’s] syndrome and acknowledging my own resistance to that I’m realizing: This is how God made her.”
April 27, 2017
Who gets to be an expert on Ignatian spirituality? What are "God moments?"
Zac DavisApril 21, 2017

On this episode of “America This Week,” Kerry Weber and Matt Malone, S.J., speak about the state of Catholic art and how art can aid spiritual and political growth. Olga Segura, an associate editor at America, joins the hosts to offer her perspective.

The EditorsApril 20, 2017
Pope Francis lies prostrate at the beginning of the Good Friday liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 3. (CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool)
All things Holy Week with Father James Martin
Ashley McKinlessApril 14, 2017