James Martin has led a thoroughly modern life: from a lukewarm Catholic childhood, to the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to the Jesuits and an editorship at America magazine in Manhattan.
In 2006, Fr. Jim Martin published a memoir, My Life with the Saints, which immediately garnered rave reviews from both the secular and religious press. Within months of publication, the book became a best seller and soon appeared on many “Best of…” lists.
Fr. Martin has become something of a media phenomenon. He is a frequent contributor to CNN, NPR, Fox News, Time magazine, and The New York Times.
America was born in 1909. That year, its first weekly issue was dated April 17. America, a Jesuit magazine, was planned as the American counterpart of The Tablet of London, a respected Catholic weekly review. We are now approaching our 100th year of continuous weekly publication. America is the only national Catholic weekly magazine in the United States. America Magazine
Since 1909 there have been over 200 U.S. and Canadian Jesuits associated with the magazine, many for terms of only one or two years. On the other end of the scale, some editors have had long tenures. Father John LaFarge was associated with this review for 37 years; Father Vincent S. Kearney for 32 years; Father Benjamin L. Masse for 30 years and Father Paul L. Blakely for 29 years. Father Charles W. Whelan and Father John W. Donohue recently retired after 45 and 35 years of service respectively.
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James Martin’s Web site from Loyola Press offers a short biography, videos, photographs, and events information.