James Martin, S.J.
Catholic priest; Culture editor, America Magazine

James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, culture editor of America magazine and author of Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life.

Latest by James Martin, S.J.

Seven simple ways to respond to the Nashville Statement on sexuality

Conservative evangelical leaders put out one manifesto on sexuality. Here's another way to see the gospel.

Why I wrote about the Catholic Church and the LGBT community

The mass shooting in Orlando showed how in tragedy many of the church's LGBT members are invisible.

Jesus had a body. Here’s why that matters for Lent.

Jesus had a body. Here’s why that matters for Lent.

Lent is a time to enter more deeply into a relationship with God.

Mother Teresa, about to be named a saint, felt terrible pain ‘of God not wanting me’

Mother Teresa, about to be named a saint, felt terrible pain ‘of God not wanting me’

After hearing the voice of Jesus in her 30s, she felt God’s total absence for the rest of her life, running on the fumes of her earlier mystical experience.