Building a Bridge: Welcoming the LGBT Catholic with Justice, The Annual Gstalder Memorial Lecture with Father James Martin, SJ

Father James Martin, S.J.

Join the Library Associates for the Annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, January 31 from 6-8 pm in Lohfrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building. 

Co-sponsored by Georgetown University's Division of Student Affairs and LGBTQ Resource Center, this year's lecture will feature Father James Martin, SJ, who will discuss his new book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity.

Father Martin is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, and bestselling author of Jesus: A PilgrimageThe Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, and Between Heaven and Mirth. He has written for many publications, including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and he is a regular commentator in the national and international media. Before entering the Jesuits in 1988, Father Martin graduated from the Wharton School of Business and worked for General Electric for six years. In 2017, Pope Francis appointed him to be a Consultor for the Vatican's Secretariat for Communication. - Biography courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers

The Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C’98) Memorial Lecture Fund supports an annual lecture on significant social issues in America. The lecture was founded in 2007 to honor the memory of Ellen Gstalder.


Emily Minton, Program and Events Coordinator, 202-687-7425,

Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building