55 Thank You. Smiley Face. with Fr James Martin

Episode 55 · August 12th, 2016 · 59 mins 16 secs

About this Episode

The editor-at-large for America Magazine and author of numerous books on the faith, we interview Fr James Martin, SJ. From corporation living to Jesuit Order, he tells us why he left the world of finance for p;overty, chastity and obedience. We also dives into what the 12 years of Jesuit formation is like, which is crazy fascinating and sounds exhausting.

Then we break into the topic of Pope Francis. We talk about his Jesuitness, what it did for the Jesuits internally, and his relationship to the last two popes. This leads us into a great discussion of a common theme here on Catching Foxes: the division of Catholics into Conservative and Progressive, Right and Left, blah blah blah.

Finally, we talk about haters on Twitter who call him a heretic for his more controversial tweets, and how he deals with it. ("I can't come to Compline, there's someone wrong on the Internet!")

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Where you can find him online

Some Books of his that we mention...