Voices
The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author and editor at large at America.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.August 12, 2019
Many devout Christians end up, with the best intentions, overwhelmed by the great many things that they feel that they have to do in their daily prayer, as if prayer is just a “to do” list.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.August 02, 2019
Imagine Jesus were to come into a room and tell you something. You would obviously treasure his words and want to remember exactly what he said. So you’d certainly write them down, maybe even paint them on the wall of every room in your house.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.July 29, 2019
The most significant gift to the world from St. Ignatius, as every Jesuit will tell you, is the distinctive spirituality known as “Ignatian spirituality.”
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.July 22, 2019
Faith sharing means gathering your friends so that you can pray alongside one another. It may just open up new avenues of connecting with your faith.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.July 15, 2019
To find out about retreats you might start by looking up a nearby Jesuit retreat house on Jesuits.org.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.July 07, 2019
If you’ve been praying for any length of time, you might have heard about the practice of spiritual direction. So you might wonder: What is it? And is it for me?
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.June 28, 2019
God meets people where they are. For some people, God meets them through relationships, with others through books; with others through nature. Maybe this week you can look around to see the very personal and unique ways that God encounters you and invites you to believe.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.June 21, 2019
The Sacred Heart is an invitation to ask ourselves, “How did Jesus love?
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.June 14, 2019
The great scholar just couldn’t get his mind around this great mystery.
Revelers carry a rainbow flag along Fifth Avenue during the L.G.B.T. Pride Parade in New York on June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
Faith Short Take
James Martin, S.J.June 11, 2019
The Congregation for Catholic Education’s new document on 'gender theory’ is a welcome invitation to dialogue. But it also contradicts science and ignores the real-life experience of L.G.B.T. people, Fr. James Martin, S.J. writes.