“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. 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
June 21, 2017 - Fr. Louis L. Grenier, SJ, was called to eternal life on June 19, 2017. Fr. Grenier was born on Nov. 2, 1918, and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1936. He was ordained on June 18, 1949, and pronounced Final Vows on Aug. 15, 1953.
June 13, 2017 - On June 10, 2017, the Most Reverend George Murry, SJ, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, ordained Jesuits Rodolfo Casals, Daniel Corrou, Brett McLaughlin, and Angelo Rizzo to the priesthood. They were among the 30 Jesuits ordained priests in the U.S. and Canada this month.
June 5, 2017 — Today marks the official establishment of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus. Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, first provincial of the new province, shares his vision for the burgeoning province in a new interview.
June 5, 2017 - In his June prayer video Pope Francis talks about his intention of putting an end to the arms trade. "Let us pray all together that national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade which victimizes so many innocent people.”