TCC Video: Fr. James Martin’s Advice to Graduates “Lighten up!”

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“Lighten up! Don’t take yourselves so seriously.”

Fr. James Martin SJ recently gave the commencement address to Marquette’s class of 2014. In it he explains that joyhumor and laughter are essential to the spiritual life and one’s own relationship with God. “Don’t take yourselves so seriously.”  Watch the video here: James Martin’s Marquette 2014 Commencement Address 

TCC Video: Income Inequality Debate with Fr. James Martin | The Colbert Report

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The Colbert Report Stephen Colbert grew up the youngest of eleven children in South Carolina, and has described his parents as devout Catholics who valued intellectualism and taught their children that it was possible to both love and question the Catholic Church. In real life he’s a practicing Catholic, dad, and Sunday school teacher. On The Colbert Report he makes us laugh as a parody of a news pundit who also happens to go to Mass. Watch him grill Fr. James Martin S.J. on Pope Francis’ teachings about the poor after the jump:

TCC Reads: Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin SJ

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James Martin S.J.

Our own Anna Keating recommends The New York Times bestseller Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin, SJ. Read her review and see photos, like the Garden of Gethsemane, after the jump:

TCC Video: You Can’t Follow Christ and Ban Refugees

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The USCCB and other Christian leaders have been busy since the election of Trump fighting for a consistent ethic of life, and condemning President Trump‘s plans: to increase torture, ban refugees, worsen climate change, and take away people’s healthcare without a replacement. Headlines: Evangelicals Oppose Trump’s Plan to Ban Refugees. Catholic Bishops Press Trump on Immigration. Catholic Bishops Urge Trump Not To Repeal Obamacare Without a Replacement. Watch a video from Fr. James Martin on the duty to welcome the stranger after the jump: