Finding God Even in Politics: An Interview with Fr. James Martin, S.J.

Fr. James Martin is a Jesuit priest, author of more than 10 books, and editor-at-large for America Magazine. His latest books are Jesus: A Pilgrimage, Seven Last Words and a novel called The Abbey. He sat down with FPR’s editor-in-chief, Ben St. Clair, to talk about Jesuit spirituality and its place in politics. As a religious figure, and as a Jesuit, do you feel that you have a role — or a duty, even — to comment on political life? I try to stay as far away from political commentary…

Women in Politics: Obstacles Hindering Their Climb to Success

“I’m going to go into politics.” I’ve said this many times to family, friends, coworkers, and new acquaintances. While many people have expressed support and plan to vote for me when I run for office, others doubt my ability as a woman to lead. Whether or not I end up in the White House, I want more than anything to serve in public office and fix what is broken in our country. Because of these goals, I have worked hard to set myself on a path to success. Yet, I…

FPR Interviews – Jon Favreau

Before speaking at Fordham University on Monday night, President Obama’s former director of speechwriting, Jon Favreau, sat down with Ben St. Clair, FPR’s editor-in-chief, to talk about writing, the art of political speeches, and what gives him hope today. Did you hope to have a career in writing when you were growing up? I don’t know. I loved writing when I was growing up, so I think I always figured writing would be a big part of my career. From the time I was very young — elementary school —…