Fr. James Martin Criticizes Catholics’ Selective Use of “Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner”

Writing an essay in America, Fr. James Martin, S.J., called out the selective application of the saying “Hate the sin, love the sinner” to LGBTQ people.  Read More

Fr. James Martin Says Pope Francis’ LGBTQ Efforts Are “Nothing Short of Revolutionary”

Fr. James Martin, S.J., has called the space that Pope Francis is carving out for LGBTQ people “nothing short of revolutionary.” Read More

Realities of LGBTQ Injustices Should Not Lead to Despair, Says Fr. James Martin

To help better inform the church about injustices LGBTQ people face, Fr. James Martin, SJ, compiled some statistics for education. Then, he added a message of hope. Read More

Fr. James Martin Honors Scientist Who Showed Homosexuality Is Biological; And More News

Today's post features Fr. James Martin's tribute to a leading scientist who helped normalize homosexuality and stories from young adults about their experiences with the church and LGBTQ issues. Read More

“Unhinged Homophobia” Behind Attacks on Fr. James Martin, Says Leading Catholic Newspaper

A leading Catholic newspaper editorialized on the recent controversy surrounding the pope, U.S. bishops, and Fr. James Martin's LGBT ministry, suggesting an "unhinged homophobia" on the part of some people involved. Read More

Bishops Refute Claims that Pope Francis Displeased with Fr. James Martin’s LGBT Ministry

Two bishops have pushed back against anonymous claims that, during an ad limina visit with U.S. bishops, Pope Francis expressed concern with Fr. James Martin's LGBT ministry. Read More

Fr. James Martin Releases New Video on Top 5 Questions About LGBTQ Ministry

Father James Martin, the well-known Jesuit author and advocate for LGBTQ Catholics, has created a YouTube video entitled the "Five Most Common Questions About LGBT Catholic Ministry." Read More

Fr. James Martin Addresses Conference of Leaders in Catholic Higher Education

Fr. James Martin, SJ, one of the leading popular voices for LGBT Catholic equality, presented a workshop at the annual conference of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) where he offered suggestion for making campuses welcoming for LGBT students and staff. Read More

Pope Francis’ Meeting with Fr. James Martin Rebukes Culture War Bishops, Raises Questions on Inclusion

The private audience between Pope Francis and Fr. James Martin, SJ, reverberated through all sides of the LGBTQ equality debate in the Catholic Church. But beyond a papal affirmation of the latter's LGBTQ ministry, what significance is there to the meeting? Today's post features two commentaries on this question. Read More

Father James Martin, Advocate for LGBTQ Catholics, Received by Pope Francis at Vatican

Father James Martin, SJ, author of Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity, was received this morning by Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican. Read More