Fr. James Martin

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Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 4, 2022.

Pope Francis to LGBT people: God ‘does not disown any of his children’

May 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

“A ‘selective’ church, one of ‘pure blood,’ is not Holy Mother Church, but rather a sect,” the pope said. Read more

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Fr. James Martin connects Catholic leaders to Capitol riots; Bishop Stika unimpressed

Jan 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Richard Stika of Nashville voiced skepticism of Father James Martin’s recent essay claiming that Catholic leaders’ criticism of President-elect... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila. CNA file photo.

Denver archbishop discusses February Pope Francis meeting

Feb 24, 2020

The Archbishop of Denver offered his impressions of a Feb. 10 meeting between some U.S. bishops and Pope Francis, at... Read more

Bishops from USCCB Region XIII pray before the tomb of St. Paul after offering Mass Feb. 12, 2020.

US bishops: Pope Francis talks Fr. James Martin, euthanasia, at private meeting

Feb 20, 2020

By JD Flynn

During a private meeting with bishops from the southwestern United States, Pope Francis talked about his 2019 meeting with Fr.... Read more

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Pope Francis meets with Fr. James Martin at Vatican

Sep 30, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met Monday with Fr. James Martin, SJ, in a private audience in the apostolic palace inside the Vatican.  Read more

Fr. James Martin, SJ.

After Archbishop Chaput warning, bishops weigh in on Fr. James Martin

Sep 20, 2019

By CNA Staff

After the Archbishop of Philadelphia urged caution regarding the message Fr. James Martin, SJ, other bishops have weighed in on... Read more

Fr. James Martin, SJ.

Archbishop Chaput: Fr. James Martin's message causes confusion about Church doctrine

Sep 19, 2019

By CNA Staff

After Fr. James Martin, SJ, spoke at a Philadelphia university, the Archbishop of Philadelphia urged caution about the priest’s message,... Read more

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Study finds no 'gay gene' - What that means for Catholic morality

Aug 30, 2019

By Ed Condon

After a major scientific study found there is not a singular genetic marker for homosexualty, a Catholic theologian explained that... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor after oral arguments in a lawsuit over the contraception mandate.

Little Sisters of the Poor to defend contraception exception against lawsuits

Jun 4, 2019

By CNA Staff

The Little Sisters of the Poor are expected back in court Thursday to ask for protection against a lawsuit seeking... Read more

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Fr. James Martin critiques 'homophobic' pastors at WMOF

Aug 23, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Fr. James Martin, SJ addressed Thursday more than 1,000 people at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin.  Read more

Fr. James Martin, SJ.

Fr. James Martin to give keynote at World Meeting of Families

Jun 12, 2018

The World Meeting of Families being held in Dublin this August will include a presentation from American author Fr. James... Read more

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati. CNA file photo.

Controversial LGBT event drops 'Catholic' label after bishop's statement

Mar 12, 2018

By Mary Farrow

An event hosted by the University of Cincinnati on faith and the LGBT community has dropped ‘Catholicism’ from its label... Read more

Georgetown University.

Georgetown students' commission votes not to sanction pro-marriage group

Nov 3, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

Georgetown University's Student Activities Commission voted Friday to maintain university funding for Love Saxa, a pro-marriage student group that had... Read more

Fr. James Martin, Wikimedia CC 4.0 / Professor Robert George, Wikimedia CC 2.0.

Awaiting hearing, Georgetown pro-marriage group draws support from Catholic leaders

Oct 26, 2017

A pro-marriage student group at Georgetown University has drawn support from prominent Catholic scholars, after a student petition accused the... Read more

Fr. James Martin.

Baptist theologian: Fr. Martin's ideas 'require a total redefinition of doctrine'

Sep 28, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

A Baptist theologian, Dr. Albert Mohler, has claimed that Fr. James Martin’s teaching on sexuality is “an entire re-orientation of... Read more

Fr. James Martin.

Fr. James Martin disinvited from speaking engagement over protests

Sep 16, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Fr. James Martin, S.J., an editor at America magazine, has been disinvited from speaking at the Theological College, a seminary... Read more