Manhattan College to Host Rev. James Martin S.J. on Monday, Oct. 7

The conversation will focus on building a bridge between the LGBTQ+ community and Catholic Church.

Headshot of Rev. James MartinRev. James Martin, S.J., a Jesuit priest, author and editor at large at America, the national Catholic magazine, will be in conversation with Manhattan College religious studies professor Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Ph.D., on Monday, October 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. The event is free and open to the general public. 

The conversation will focus on how to build bridges of respect, compassion and sensitivity between the Catholic Church and the LGBTQ+ community.

Rev. Martin’s book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Sensitivity and Compassion, was published in June 2017. 

His other books include Searching for God at Ground Zero and In Good Company. He has written articles that have appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Tablet, and Commonweal

Rev. Martin is also a frequent commentator in the national media about contemporary issues in the Catholic Church, and the intersection of faith and culture. In 2017, Pope Francis appointed him as a consultor for the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication. On Sundays, he assists at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City.

The event is sponsored by the Catholic Studies program, the Religious Studies department, Campus Ministry and Social Action, and the Lasallian Women and Gender Resource Center.

By Pete McHugh