"This trip is an opportunity to deeply understand the history of El Salvador, the history of the martyrs and what their legacy was."
Society of Jesus
Pope Francis, a Jesuit, celebrated the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola by meeting the family of a Jesuit kidnapped in Syria a year ago and joining them and priests at the Jesuit headquarters for lunch.
Jesuit Fr. Giuseppe Bellucci said the pope had "communicated at the last minute" his desire to join the community at the Jesuit headquarters for lunch Thursday, the feast day of the founder of the Society of Jesus.
"It was a private and simple visit," Bellucci said.
Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, superior general of the Jesuits, announced his intention to resign in late 2016 after he turns 80.
NCR Today: Indian theologian Fr. Michael Amaladoss has been in several reports from NCR over the years. Take a walk through his history.
The Vatican is investigating Fr. Michael Amaladoss for allegedly espousing unorthodox beliefs, raising questions about whether Pope Francis is moving the church in a new direction.
Previously, Canada's Jesuits were divided into French- and English-speaking provinces. Combining the men would challenge them to work across one of Canada's most enduring cultural divides.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Jesuit Fr. George Williams sees his prison ministry as part of Jesuit teaching, not a way to waste his life.
At an event on the "Francis Factor" on Tuesday, the panelists repeatedly shifted attention away from the pope and onto Jesus.
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5. "New cardinals to be appointed may include next pope" by Thomas Reese, posted Jan. 6. In this analysis, Reese explored what Pope Francis might be looking for in new cardinals. Less than a week later, Francis announced his picks for the red hats. (See No. 3.)
NCR Today: Whatever caused John Dear and the Jesuits to part ways, I find the idea of the order as having "renounced Fr. Arrupe's groundbreaking vision of justice" preposterous.