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James Martin



James Martin, MA, MDiv, ThM, is an American Jesuit priest, author, and long-time editor-at-large for America magazine. In addition to writing popular books on spiritual development, he became popularly known after becoming the “official chaplain” of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, and he continues to offer his perspectives on news platforms such as CNN, NPR, and TIME magazine. He is best known for his work advocating for the acceptance of LGBTQIA persons within the Catholic community, writing his book Building a Bridge in the wake of the 2016 Orlando, Florida nightclub shooting.

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Spiritual Insights for LGBT Catholics

For many people, coming out can be frightening, especially if they feel that their church, or God, is somehow against them.

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Jesus: A Pilgrimage

James Martin, SJ, gifted storyteller and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, brings the Gospels to life and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, prayer, and travel.

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God Is Not a Man (or a Woman)

God is not a man. And while Jesus Christ was (and is) a man and invites us to call God the Father, that does not mean that God is male or that God is only masculine. Is just as theologically correct to use feminine imagery about God as it is to use masculine imagery.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageIn our deepest longings we hear echoes of God’s longing for us. And the more we can follow these deep-down desires, those that God places within us for our happiness, the more joyful we will find ourselves.

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Five Common Ways to Pray

What's the right way to pray? In this video, Fr. James Martin, S.J., explains five of the most common forms of prayer and how you can encounter God through each of them.

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Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone

In The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, Father James Martin included a chapter on communicating with God. Now, he expands those thoughts in this profound and practical handbook.

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Jesuit Priest Stands Up for Gay Catholics, then Faces Backlash

In his latest book, the Rev. James Martin, a prominent Jesuit priest and author, encourages lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics and the Church to come together. His position has led to criticism, insults and canceled invitations to events.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWhen John O’Malley was a Jesuit novice, an older priest told him three things to remember when living in community: First, you’re not God. Second, this isn’t heaven. Third, don’t be an ass.

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Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity

A powerful call for tolerance, acceptance, and support—and a reminder of Jesus' message for us to love one another. In this moving and inspiring book, Martin offers a powerful, loving, and much-needed voice in a time marked by anger, prejudice, and divisiveness.

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Be Kind

James Martin, S.J., describes three simple ways you can be nicer to others this Lent.

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