Father James Martin on what makes a good Lent. Also, our pilot.

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What does James Martin, S.J., give up for Lent? And does he cheat on Sundays? On our debut episode of jesuitical, we sit down with America's editor at large to talk about how he approaches Lent, what living saint he would canonize today and why you might not want to but nevertheless should go to confession. 

And in this week's Signs of the Times, we've got stories on how people of faith view Donald Trump's refugee ban and some bad news for purveyors of Pope Francis swag and memes. 

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Huge thanks to our editor, Noah Levinson—who we borrowed from our favorite Jewish podcast, Tablet's Unorthodox—and to to our producer, Wyatt Massey, for always being the adult in the room. 

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