The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author and editor at large at America.
Politics & Society Short Take
January 12, 2018
Why should the United States welcome people from poor or war-torn countries? Here are five reasons.
A mother and daughter are seen at a refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Oct. 22. (CNS photo/Hannah McKay, Reuters) 
Faith Faith in Focus
December 27, 2017
A family is forced to flee their homeland for fear of persecution. This is the classic modern-day definition of a refugee.
Faith Faith in Focus
December 21, 2017
This Christmas, please help me remember a few simple things.
In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002 file photo, Cardinal Bernard Law, right, departs a news conference during the second day of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops annual meeting in Washington (AP Photo/Ken Lambert, File).
Politics & Society News Analysis
December 20, 2017
Buried beneath the shock and anger is a searing question: How could this happen?
Politics & Society News Analysis
December 15, 2017
Blaming celibacy is an enormous simplification that leaves out many important causes.
Faith Faith in Focus
November 22, 2017
‘Now, I know I’m not the most grateful person you know, God, so let me take some time to tell you what I’m thankful for.’
Faith Vantage Point
November 03, 2017
Father Weinandy surely wrote his letter out of a heartfelt desire to help the church. But in doing so, he belied a misunderstanding of one of the basic elements of Pope Francis’ teaching.
Faith Faith in Focus
October 02, 2017
I am sad over the loss of life, tired of excuses for the loss of life, and angry that we are paralyzed by the loss of life.
Español America en Espanol
September 06, 2017
Dios Creador, te pedimos que calmes el viento y las olas del huracán que se aproxima, y que protejas de todo daño a los que se encuentran en su paso.
Faith Books
July 14, 2017
Let the conversation continue.