Jesuit leadership and America’s editor issue statements in support of James Martin, S.J. | America Magazine

America Media and the leadership of the Jesuits have released statements in support of Fr. James Martin, S.J., the author of the new book “Building a Bridge”  We have provided the text of these statements and links to PDF downloads below.

STATEMENT BY REV. MATTHEW F. MALONE, S.J.
PRESIDENT & EDITOR IN CHIEF

NEW YORK – On September 15, 2017, Theological College, the national seminary under the auspices of The Catholic University of America, announced their decision to rescind an invitation to Fr. James Martin, S.J., longtime editor at large of America magazine, to address the faculty and students during their upcoming Alumni Days celebration. According to a statement issued by Catholic University, the seminary’s decision to rescind the invitation was contrary to “the specific counsel received from the university and its leadership.” Theological College’s decision followed the recent cancellation of Father Martin’s scheduled appearance at the annual investiture dinner for The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and of a lecture he was to deliver for CAFOD, the Catholic international development charity.

 

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