NCR Today: The Jesuits have published on their website a special resource page about their religious order, just in time for Pope Francis' first visit to the U.S.
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One of the most dynamic and iconic leaders of the University of San Francisco, Jesuit Fr. John Lo Schiavo, 90, died May 15 at Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif.
During his tenure as the school’s president, 1977-1991, Lo Schiavo shored up shaky finances, spearheaded capital improvement projects, oversaw acquisition of the current Lone Mountain campus, and helped initiate several programs of study.
In 2013, the school’s John J. Lo Schiavo SJ Center for Science and Innovation was dedicated.
The end of the second annual climate change conference at Loyola University Chicago began a transition to a new action phase extending beyond U.S. borders.
The conference, which ran March 19-21, saw the six participant upper Midwest Jesuit universities sharing curricular ideas and resources, with an eye toward developing the best educational practices and forming a strong collaborative force for sustainability and addressing environmental issues in the years ahead.
Readers of the popular Jesuit magazine America may have noticed that its publisher, America Press, is undergoing a rebranding.
"People are reading print publications less and less, particularly young millennials," said Jesuit Fr. Jeremy Zipple, executive editor of America Films, a significant part of the newly established cross-platform entity America Media.
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The legacy of the Korean martyrs should inspire us to work in harmony "for a more just, free and reconciled society," Pope Francis said Saturday.
Although evangelical moviemakers have been in the spotlight lately with features such as "Son of God" and "God's Not Dead," at least one other prominent, mainstream director is also turning -- or returning -- to religion.
Martin Scorsese, whose 1988 film "The Last Temptation of Christ" ignited national controversy, is negotiating with Paramount Studios to distribute a new movie about Jesuit missionaries, according to the show business newspaper Variety.
American Jesuits are pushing members of Congress who were educated at the Catholic order's schools to pass aid for thousands of refugee children who have surged across the border in Texas in recent months, calling proposals to swiftly deport them "inhumane and an insult to American values."
"I ask you, as a leader, a parent, and a Catholic, to uphold an American tradition of which we are all proud," Fr. Thomas Smolich, head of the U.S. Jesuit conference, wrote to House Speaker John Boehner and 42 other House members who graduated from Jesuit high schools and colleges.