News and Views
Articles by James Martin, S.J.
Zacchaeus, the Grumblers and LGBTQ PeopleViews James Martin, S.J. / October 30, 2022
Of all the Gospel passages that I have found helpful in ministry with LGBTQ people, today’s Gospel—the beautiful story of Zacchaeus—has been the most meaningful for me (Lk 19: 1-10).
In new letter to Outreach, Pope Francis calls Catholics to foster a “culture of encounter”Views Spanish James Martin, S.J. / August 2, 2022
“I encourage you all to keep working in the culture of encounter, which shortens distances and enriches with differences, in the same manner of Jesus, who made himself close to everyone,” writes Pope Francis.
Our defense of religious liberty must not be used to foster division or target LGBTQ peopleViews James Martin, S.J. / July 21, 2022
According to a 2017 study by the Pew Research Center, 56 countries, encompassing a significant majority of the world’s people, have severe restrictions on religious freedom.
Last weekend, hundreds gathered in New York for the Outreach conference. Here’s what happened.Views James Martin, S.J. / June 27, 2022
More than 200 people from all over the United States and Canada, and from foreign nations like the United Kingdom, Italy, Colombia and Uganda, gathered for the first in-person Outreach LGBTQ Catholic Ministry Conference this past weekend in New York City.
Here comes the Outreach 2022 Conference: How to join us online and otherwiseViews James Martin, S.J. / June 23, 2022
Learn more about our 2022 Outreach Conference schedule and how to view livestreams of our keynote addresses.
June: Celebrating the Sacred Heart and celebrating PrideViews James Martin, S.J. / June 14, 2022
Where would the Sacred Heart be today? It would be poured out in love on these people who seek love and acceptance.
Can Catholics celebrate Pride Month? Yes, and here’s why.Views James Martin, S.J. / June 1, 2022
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.
The church and the transgender personViews James Martin, S.J. / May 17, 2022
What accounts for the Catholic Church’s recent focus on transgender people?
In brief letter, Pope Francis speaks to LGBTQ CatholicsViews James Martin, S.J. / May 9, 2022
On May 5, on behalf of Outreach, I asked Pope Francis if he would be willing to respond to a few of the most common questions that I am asked by LGBTQ Catholics and their families.