“Building a Bridge” a New Book by Fr. James Martin, SJ
June 13, 2017 - New York Times bestselling author and America Media editor at large Fr. James Martin, SJ, will debut his latest book Building a Bridge, which focuses on the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church.
Turning to the Catechism, Fr. Martin draws on the three criteria at the heart of the Christian ministry—"respect, compassion, and sensitivity"—as a model for the Catholic Church’s relationship with the LGBT community.
Fr. Martin has welcomed audiences at a number of book release events at parishes throughout the province. Three upcoming events include:
Fr. James Martin, SJ says the church must welcome LGBT people as God's beloved children.
His new book on building bridges between the LGBT community and the church arrives June 13. Read an excerpt here:www.americamagazine.org/faith/2016/10/30/james-martin-sj-we-need-build-bridge-between-lgbt-community-and-catholic-church
Then preorder the book here: jamesmartinsj.com
August 16, 2017 — The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is an unlikely place for a pilgrimage, but the author recently went there to visit the grave of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. The location formerly had been the novitiate for the Society of Jesus.
Aug. 11, 2017 - On Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, seven Jesuit novices from the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces will profess vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in the Society of Jesus at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt, N.Y.
Aug. 8, 2017 - Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown, N.J., honored Fr. Bill Rakowicz, SJ, who has served as vice-superior for the past six years. Fr. Bill will go to Micronesia to serve as diocesan judicial vicar and live in the Jesuit community on Pohnpei.
Aug. 7, 2017 - In his August prayer video Pope Francis talks about his intention of artists. “The arts give expression to the beauty of the faith and proclaim the Gospel message of the grandeur of God’s creation,” he explains. Click below to view his full video.
Aug. 7, 2017 — Outspoken human rights advocate, Fr. Ismael “Melo” Moreno, SJ, is currently under attack for his work defending human rights in Honduras. Read about how his brother Jesuits are rebuking these attacks.