Simultaneously championing economic justice and the rights of immigrants while opposing LGBT equality and abortion, it has always been difficult to map Catholic politics onto the politics of our nation.   Never has that been more apparent than as Pope Francis continues to speak out against injustice and fights for minorities. Father James J. Martin is a Jesuit priest, a writer, and editor-at-large of the Jesuit magazine America. This week, he’ll sit down to discuss how to apply Jesus’s scriptures to a universal audience. Lent is the perfect time to look at his book, Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus.

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