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The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author and editor at large at America, the national Catholic magazine.

James Martin was born in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in 1982, where he received

"The Two Marys Watch the Tomb of Jesus," by James Tissot.
Faith Faith in Focus
April 15, 2017
We are called to the wait of the Christian, which is called hope.
In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines passenger plane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Twitter users are poking fun at United's tactics in having a man removed from an overbooked Chicago to Louisville flight on April 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Politics & Society Short Take
April 11, 2017
Is this a “first-world problem”? Yes, of course. But it is very much a “world problem.”
Politics & Society Short Take
April 03, 2017
Why do so many people think that celibacy leads to porn use?
Nuns join climate justice activists at a plaza in Manila, Philippines, Nov. 29, a day ahead of the start of the U.N. climate change conference, known as the COP21 summit, in Paris. (CNS photo/Simone Orendain)
Faith Faith in Focus
March 29, 2017
This is what Catholic social teaching has to say about President Trump's environmental policies.
Internally displaced children eat inside a tent in Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 8, 2014. (CNS photo/Jalal Al-Mamo, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
March 02, 2017
“We find God in every act of mercy we do unto others.”
Community
February 27, 2017
We at America would like to invite you to join us on a virtual pilgrimage to the Holy Land this month.
Faith Last Take
February 18, 2017
“If you had a bad experience with a physician, would you would never see a physician again?”
Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and its newspaper, The Catholic Worker, is depicted in a stained-glass window at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in the Staten Island borough of New York. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Faith In All Things
February 08, 2017
Kate Hennessey's new book is a searingly honest look at Dorothy Day the mother.
Faith
February 07, 2017
Nous sommes tous des pèlerins en chemin, des pécheurs aimés qui répondons à l’appel entendu lors de notre baptême et qui continuons de l’entendre toute notre vie durant.
Politics & Society
January 31, 2017
I'm not a political person, but I am a Christian, and I feel compelled to speak out on this issue.