James Martin

Stories by James Martin

Forgive Lance Armstrong?

Tom Pennington GETTY IMAGES Cyclist Lance Armstrong addresses participants at The LIVESTRONG Challenge Ride at the Palmer Events Center on … Continued

A hurricane prayer

REUTERS Pedestrians come to the aid of a motorist stuck on a flooded-out road along the shoreline area of Milford, … Continued

What sisters mean to me

Photo via James Martin Father James Martin, SJ, and Sister Mary Johnson, SND, speakers at the Diocese of Springfield’s Catholic … Continued

Why Easter changes everything

Unlike Christmas, Easter doesn’t have a crazed shopping season preceding it. It doesn’t have its own tree. It doesn’t spawn … Continued

Guilty Catholic pleasure? ‘Downton Abbey’

AFP/GETTY IMAGES In an undated handout picture released by TMC – NBC Universal on December 8, 2011 British actress Michelle … Continued

What would Jesus blog?

By James Martin, S.J.culture editor, America magazine Pope Benedict XVI’s surprising message for this year’s World Day of Communications encouraged … Continued

Avery Dulles: Friend, Hero, Christian

Avery Cardinal Dulles’s earthly life, which ended last week, was like something out of a Henry James novel. The scion … Continued