The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author and editor at large at America.
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.August 05, 2020
George M. Anderson, S.J., who died on Aug. 4 at age 86, was for many years the conscience of America magazine, especially in his focus on and commitment to the poor.
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.July 21, 2020
The question comes down to this: Are you really pro-life? Do you reverence all lives—the check-out clerk as much as the unborn child?
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.June 26, 2020
If Jesus is white and you're not, what does that say about your relationship with him? What does it mean that Christ came for “all,” if you feel left out?
Protesters in Minneapolis gather at the scene May 27, 2020, where George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was pinned down by a police officer kneeling on his neck before later dying in hospital May 25. (CNS photo/Eric Miller, Reuters)
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.June 01, 2020
Racism, as St. John Paul II said, is one of the most “persistent and destructive evils” in the United States. And I have to acknowledge my own participation in it, writes James Martin, S.J.
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.March 13, 2020
Many things have been cancelled because of the coronavirus. Love is not one of them.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.March 02, 2020
Try to see Lent as not simply a “giving up,” but an invitation from God to become the person God wants you to be. 
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.February 24, 2020
In this last week of Ordinary Time before Lent, take time to reflect on the ordinary blessings in your life and cultivate gratitude for them.
The cast of ABC's "Nothing Sacred"
Arts & Culture Ideas
James Martin, S.J.February 21, 2020
"Nothing Sacred" is the rare television show that deals with American Catholicism in an intelligent, adult manner.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.February 18, 2020
While some parts of your life are dark, they are not beyond God’s ability to bring light into them. There is always hope, there is always the promise of new life, and suffering is never the last word.
Faith News Analysis
James Martin, S.J.February 12, 2020
The document will delight some and disappoint others.