Seminary cancels Jesuit priest’s talk
Citing a social media backlash, the seminary at the Catholic University of America has canceled a talk by a popular Jesuit priest whose latest book advocates for more compassion for gays within the church. The university’s president said Saturday he opposed the decision.
The Rev. James Martin said he had planned a seminary talk on Jesus, not his recent book on LGBT people, “Building a Bridge,” which has been backed by two U.S. cardinals and three bishops.