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  • Vatican cardinal critiques Jesuit Martin on homosexuality

    Vatican cardinal critiques Jesuit Martin on homosexuality

    • Sep 1, 2017

    Cardinal Robert Sarah, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, has published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal arguing that the Church cannot back down on its teachings on chastity, especially when it comes to the LGBT community. Jesuit Father James Martin, author of a new book on the Catholic Church and the LGBT community, says that Sarah has missed an opportunity to build a bridge between the two communities.

  • Father James Martin on LGBT community: A bridge too far?

    Father James Martin on LGBT community: A bridge too far?

    • Jun 17, 2017

    In his new book, “Building a Bridge,” Father James Martin fails to mention Catholic organizations trying to help homosexuals live their lives according to Church teaching. However, he does speak approvingly of New Ways Ministry, which has been condemned by both the Vatican and the U.S. Bishops. Is he causing confusion in the Church?

  • Pope taps James Martin and EWTN chief as communications consultants

    Pope taps James Martin and EWTN chief as communications consultants

    • Apr 12, 2017

    Pope Francis has green-lighted the appointment of Jesuit Father James Martin and Michael Warsaw, Chairman of the Board for ETWN, as two of the 13 new consultants for the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications. For American Catholics, those names can’t help but suggest an effort by the pontiff to project balance, since Martin is seen as progressive and EWTN as fairly conservative.