Voices
The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author and editor at large at America.
Arts & Culture Features
James Martin, SJFebruary 18, 2018
Five years later, looking back on a momentous day in the life of the church
Faith Examen
James Martin, SJFebruary 18, 2018
If you know nothing else about Lent, you probably know that people give things up.
Faith Examen
James Martin, SJFebruary 13, 2018
Lent is a popular time to make resolutions. And that’s all to the good.
Politics & Society Short Take
James Martin, SJJanuary 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
James Martin, SJDecember 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
James Martin, SJDecember 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
James Martin, SJDecember 20, 2017
Buried beneath the shock and anger is a searing question: How could this happen?
Politics & Society News Analysis
James Martin, SJDecember 15, 2017
Blaming celibacy is an enormous simplification that leaves out many important causes.
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, SJNovember 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
James Martin, SJNovember 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.