Voices
The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author and editor at large at America.
Television
James Martin, S.J.
Not long ago I came across an article about one Mr. Newton Minow, the former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission who famously described television in the 1960’s as "a vast wasteland." Doubtless it would have surprised Mr. Minow that his phrase still sums up the current
Of Many Things
James Martin, S.J.
Heretical as it is for someone living in New York, I must confess: I almost never go to the theater. But before you peg me a hopeless philistine, I might explain that there are a number of, well, reasonable reasons for this. First of all, have you checked the price of a Broadway ticket lately? Not a
James Martin, S.J.
Over two million people have lost their lives and over four million have been displaced in the war waged by the government of Sudan against its own people in the south. It is arguably the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in the world, dwarfingat least in terms of casualtiesthe recent crises in Koso
FaithVantage Point
James Martin, S.J.
From 1998: An introduction to a unique Marian icon.
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Arts & CultureVantage Point
James Martin, S.J.
In the wake of her death, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, one of the holiest women of our time, was reduced to a walk-on in the life of the Princess of Wales.
FaithVantage Point
James Martin, S.J.
From 1995: To its members Opus Dei is nothing less than The Work of God. To its critics it is a powerful, even dangerous.