Fr. James Martin SJ to give Marquette University's commencement on May 18

Jesuit author and pundit Father James Martin, whose frequent spots on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" have earned him billing as the show's chaplain, will speak at Marquette University's commencement on May 18. Martin also will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree from the university.

For several years before the election of Pope Francis, Martin, who serves as editor-at-large for the Jesuit magazine America, has promoted the Catholic church as open and welcoming — a faith more focused on the Gospel of Jesus Christ than the dogma of its leaders.
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