Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan, one of the most influential voices in shaping Catholic thinking about war and peace during the past century, died April 30.
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A Jesuit-inspired middle school in a poor, violent neighborhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was accused of cultural genocide and compared to the infamous residential schools that devastated native communities across Canada.
Even people who knew Anna Kurzweil well wouldn’t have guessed she was a millionaire, but she left a $2 million gift for the Jesuits upon her death in September 2012.
Reflection: Similarities can be explained by pointing to three Arabic mottos, central to the Islamic tradition, and their surprising Ignatian counterparts.
Bix, as he was called by nearly all who knew him, "has fearlessly proclaimed a message of peace and worked tirelessly for the poor."
"I believe strongly in my heart in the power of God and the power of creation ... They are much stronger that the powers of death."
When the news of the final suppression of the Society of Jesus in 1773 reached young Fr. John Carroll in Belgium, he was crushed.
Jesuits in the U.S. had to face that these executions had been carried out by a military force that enjoyed the full support of their own government.
The sheets came off and there in death were the priests I had known in life. What I was seeing was inevitable, I thought, given what I knew of the men.
Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, superior of the Jesuits, has named Fr. Thomas H. Smolich, outgoing president of the U.S. Jesuit Conference, to be the next director of Jesuit Refugee Service.
The JRS international office in Rome announced the appointment Tuesday. Smolich will succeed German Jesuit Fr. Peter Balleis.