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.

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.

God meets you where you are. And why that can sound threatening.

God meets you where you are. And why that can sound threatening.

The underlying spiritual question facing Pope Francis’s synod on the family.

Relax, Pope Francis’s meeting with Kim Davis isn’t such a big deal

Relax, Pope Francis’s meeting with Kim Davis isn’t such a big deal

Pope Francis also met Mark Wahlberg; that does not mean that he liked “Ted.”