News and Views
Articles by James Martin, S.J.
How not to focus on the negative, even when life is discouragingViews James Martin, S.J. / September 17, 2023
Reflecting on the Raising of Lazarus, from John’s Gospel (11:1-44), can offer all of us, not just LGBTQ people, some clues in how to move away from the focusing on the negative.
Five things LGBTQ Catholics need to know about the SynodViews James Martin, S.J. / September 11, 2023
This is the 16th such gathering since Pope St. Paul VI reinstituted the synod, an ancient form of ecclesial consultation, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council.
Father James Martin: God calls to us, even to the parts we think are “rotten”Views James Martin, S.J. / September 8, 2023
In an excerpt from his new book, “Come Forth: The Promise of Jesus’s Greatest Miracle,” Outreach editor James Martin, S.J., writes that God embraces even the shameful parts of our lives.
Father James Martin: Jesus’s greatest miracle and LGBTQ peopleViews James Martin, S.J. / September 4, 2023
In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, “Come Forth: The Promise of Jesus’s Greatest Miracle,” author James Martin, S.J., describes the need for church leaders to consider “the effects of stigmatizing language” about the LGBTQ community.
The story of Jesus and the Canaanite woman invites the church to listen to LGBTQ peopleViews James Martin, S.J. / August 21, 2023
Can the church listen with humility and the same attentiveness to those whom it considers “other”?
When is religious liberty a fig leaf for homophobia?Views James Martin, S.J. / June 30, 2023
Why is it that what offends is rarely about fundamental beliefs in Jesus, or God more generally, and more about the activities of LGBTQ people specifically?
Six takeaways from the Outreach 2023 LGBTQ Catholic Ministry ConferenceViews James Martin, S.J. / June 19, 2023
The conference welcomed more than 250 people from around the U.S. and eight foreign countries, including Argentina, Australia, England, Italy, Malta, Spain, Belgium and Germany.
Can Catholics celebrate Pride Month? Yes, and here’s why.Views James Martin, S.J. / May 30, 2023
It’s important for churches to mark Pride Month and remind our LGBTQ friends that they are welcome in what is, after all, their church, too.
How to respond if you hear homophobic messages in churchViews James Martin, S.J. / May 28, 2023
Remember that no matter what hateful things you may hear from a few people, you are still part of the Body of Christ.
Catholic priest and theologian James Alison: Conscience is about being children of GodViews James Martin, S.J. / May 26, 2023
Alison also spoke about what it means for LGBTQ people to face “discord” with some aspects of church documents.