I think that Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin is probably pretty bright. He has found a niche wherein he excels. He has carefully cultivated an image. Since his message perfectly dovetails with “the wisdom of this world”, adored by the MSM, and since it also has the support of the Enemy of the soul, how could be fail but to be a celebrity? He makes people feel good about behaviors and inclinations that they shouldn’t feel good about.
I have hope for James Martin.
Saul was a mighty effective persecutor of the Church before his conversion. But his successes before conversion were nothing compared to his impact later.