Speech by Je­suit au­thor of con­tro­ver­sial book can­celed

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - NATION -

3 WASH­ING­TON >> Catholic Univer­sity of Amer­ica has abruptly can­celed a speech by a well-known, pop­u­lar Je­suit priest be­cause of protests over his sup­port for gay and les­bian Catholics.

The Rev. James Martin, at-large ed­i­tor of the Je­suit-run Amer­ica magazine and an oft-quoted com­men­ta­tor on Catholic af­fairs, was sched­uled to speak at an alumni event at the univer­sity’s The­o­log­i­cal Col­lege Oct. 4. The col­lege, based in Wash­ing­ton, re­voked the in­vi­ta­tion fol­low­ing protests from con­ser­va­tive Catholic groups over Martin’s new book, “Build­ing a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Com­mu­nity Can En­ter into a Re­la­tion­ship of Re­spect, Com­pas­sion, and Sen­si­tiv­ity.” Martin has said he was plan­ning a lecture on Je­sus and his teach­ings, not on gay Catholics or on his book.

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