On May 2, 400 Brooklyn Prep alumni gathered in St. Francis Xavier Church for a Mass celebrating the school's legacy. The main celebrant was Fr. Daniel Fitzpatrick, SJ, BP '53, 13 priests participated in this annual concelebrated Mass. It was an opportunity to remember those alumni that passed away during the past year. Fr. James Keenan, SJ, was made an honorary alumnus because of his work with Jesuit secondary education. Click here to read more and see more pictures of the event.
Jesuits in Church Hierarchy
Fr. Peter Schineller, SJ, recently put together an article about the history of Jesuits who have been made cardinals, archbishops and bishops. Click here to read more.
On Vatican II
Fr. Thomas Massaro, SJ, the new dean of Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, will discuss Catholics in the Public Square: The Landscape since Vatican II, at Saint Ignatius Loyola Church on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and will take place in Wallace Hall.
Easter Sunday Podcast
The New England and New York Provinces are continuing the weekly Ignatian spirituality podcasts through Easter and Pentecost. Each Sunday, a Jesuit will offer a reflection on the topic of that Sunday's readings or liturgical theme. These podcasts are a continuation of our Ignatian Lenten podcast series. Listen online through the New England Province website.
Immigration Rally and Hearing
On April 10, the Jesuit Conference will support a U.S. House of Representatives ad-hoc hearing on the impact of border security and detention practices on preserving family unity. Click here to read more.
Honoring Fr. Costantino
Fr. Joe Costantino, SJ, will be honored on April 28 at Saint Ignatius Retreat House. The evening begins with a 4 p.m. concert by the Ignatian Schola, followed by Liturgy, cocktails and a buffet dinner. Advance registration is required. Visit www.inisfada.net for more details.
Fr. Durkin Podcast
Fr. Edward Durkin, S.J., principal of NativityMiguel Middle School in Buffalo, N.Y., offers a reflection on the gospel message for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (March 17) as part of the Lenten weekly podcast series featuring reflections by New England and New York Jesuits.
Message from the Superior General
In the name of the Society of Jesus, I give thanks to God for the election of our new Pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., which opens for the Church a path full of hope...click here to read more.
Welcoming our new Holy Father
The Jesuits of the New York Province share the enthusiasm and gratitude of Catholics around the world at the election of His Eminence Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina to serve the Universal Church as Pope Francis...click here to read more.
The New York Province Jesuits have put together a resource page of different articles and videos pertaining to the election of Pope Francis.
Jesuit Cardinal Bergoglio elected pope
Argentine Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio, 76, was elected the 266th pope and took the name Francis I. Read more here.
A Comparative View of the Gospels
Fr. Joseph Marina, SJ, will facilitate discussion on A Comparative View of the Gospels on five Wednesday evenings starting on March 20 in Wallace Hall. For more information, email email@example.com.
Yap Catholic HS
Click here to view a post by Fr. John Mulreany, SJ, on a Christian Service trip to Yap Memorial Hospital by Yap Catholic High School students. The students visited hospital patients and are making plans for another service outing.
Cristo Rey Student on Bloomberg News
Cristo Rey New York High School student Genna Salina was featured on Bloomberg News Market Makers show. Click here to see the video.
On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Center for Faith and Public Life at Fairfield University and its research partners at Loyola Chicago University and Santa Clara University, released a two-year research study on undocumented students in Jesuit Higher Education in Washington D.C. Twelve presidents of Jesuit higher educational institutions attended the release, along with more than 50 students from seven Jesuit universities, including Fairfield University, Loyola University Maryland and Saint Peter's University. After the presentation, students conducted more than 35 legislative visits advocating for humane comprehensive immigration reform, organized in conjunction with the Ignatian Solidarity Network's Ignatian Family Advocacy Month. Read the executive summary or full report and view pictures here.
The Pope's Farewell
On Feb. 27, Pope Benedict XVI gave his final blessing to hundreds of thousands of pilgrims. View the video of the final blessing here and read the text of his final address here.
Visit the New England Province Jesuits website to view a series of Lenten resources, including reflections, prayers, podcasts and other materials. The Jesuit Conference website also has a listing of online Lent Resources.
Father Provincial David S. Ciancimino, SJ, '77 was inducted into the Xavier High School Hall of Fame on Feb. 1. He was among eight individuals honored, that included Fr. Vincent J. Duminuco, SJ, and Fr. John J. McDonald, SJ, '45 who were honored posthumously. "I have continually been inspired by the strength, faith, grit, generosity and genuine goodness of the Xavier family," said Fr. Ciancimino, SJ. "What great people. And great people make for a great school. What a wonderful gift Xavier is for our students, our city, our nation, and our Church - a gift, we pray, for all ages." Read more about the evening here.
Visit America magazine to read about Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign at the end of February. America also assembled a Q&A on the papal transition process.
Alpha Sigma Nu
Twenty-six students at Saint Peter's University were recently inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. Three other individuals, included Fr. Oscar Magnan, SJ, were inducted as honorary members. Read more here.
Saint Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House is sponsoring several events in February. A Lenten Week of Directed Prayer (a commuter retreat) takes place Feb. 10-16. A day of prayer is scheduled on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, starting at 9:30 a.m. Meeting Christ in Prayer, an eight-week guided prayer experience, begins on Wednesday, Feb. 20. For information, visit www.insifada.net
Manresa Lecture Series
Author Megan McKenna will speak at Mount Manresa Jesuit Retreat House on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Second Century Speakers Series. McKenna's lecture, Like a Hammer Shattering Rock, will examine the messages of the gospels in the context of daily life in the modern world. For more information, visit www.mountmanresa.org.
Fr. Danzi on the Busted Halo Show
Click here to read an article from National Jesuit News on Fr. Rocco Danzi, SJ, campus ministry director at Saint Peter’s University, and to listen to his interview on The Busted Halo Show with Fr. Dave Dwyer.
Science & Religion
The McDevitt Center for Creativity and Innovation at Le Moyne College launched a two-year initiative devoted to Science and Religion in Modern America. The initiative brings together top national scholars from the sciences and humanities to examine the relationship between science and religion. Click here to read more on the program and the featured speakers.
40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Click here to read a statement from the Jesuit Conference on the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and click here to read an article about the Jesuit Mass for Life.
Click here to read a reflection by Fr. Charles Frederico, SJ, about his discernment and path to the Jesuits.
Fr. Thomas Marciniak, SJ, will direct a men's retreat, The Gift of Surrender: Yielding to a Loving God, at Saint Ignatius Retreat House from Jan. 24 to Jan. 27. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-621-8300 ext.15.
America Magazine Lecture
America Magazine is re-establishing the John Courtney Murray Lecture this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Fr. Bryan Hebir, the Parker Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at Harvard's Kennedy School, is the featured speaker. The event will take place on Monday, Jan. 14 with a 5 p.m. reception at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus. For more information, call 212-581-4640 or email email@example.com.
On the Environment
Join St. Ignatius Loyola Church's Ignatian Social Justice Committee and Food and Water Watch on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Parish House (Meeting Room) to screen Gasland, a film that explores the environmental and human risks of high volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking). On Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., Br. Ken Homan, a Jesuit who has been working with the advocacy group Food and Water Watch, will lead a discussion/reflection on fracking. All are welcome.
New Fordham Prep President
In a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees, Fr. Christopher J. Devron, SJ, was named president of Fordham Prep.
Pope Prays for School Victims
Pope Benedict XVI expressed his condolences and offered prayers for those killed in the Newton, Conn. school shooting and their families. "I assure the families of the victims, especially those who lost a child, of my closeness in prayer," the Pope said. "May the God of consolation touch their hearts and ease their pain." Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican secretary of state, sent a message to the Diocese of Bridgeport and said the pope had asked him "to convey his heartfelt grief" and his prayers to the victims, their families and "all affected by the shocking event."
The Jesuit run blog, The Jesuit Post has put together a list of seven of the best online resources for Advent.
The New England Province has curated a list of online resources for Advent including links to podcasts. Listen & read more.
Le Moyne Lends a Hand
The Le Moyne College community to date has raised $5,100 for Hurricane Sandy relief. The funds will assist Catholic Charities in its efforts to help residents in Rockaway and Breezy Point and Covenant House's work to provide temporary shelter for those who lost homes. During the Christmas break, Le Moyne students in the New York City area will take part in various service projects in the Breezy Point community.
Christmas in Art
Fr. Terrence Dempsey, SJ, will present an art slide lecture on Christmas Themes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at Saint Ignatius Loyola's Wallace Hall on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. He holds the May O'Rourke Jay Endowed Chair in Art History and Religion and is the founding director of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at Saint Louis University.
November 30th is the world premiere of In All Things, a film about the history of St. Francis Xavier Church. A second screening will take place on December 1. The doors to the church open at 7:30 p.m. and the screening starts at 8 p.m. Click here for more information.
On the Radio
Fr. Rocco Danzi, SJ, director of campus ministry at Saint Peter's University, discussed vocations, spirituality and engaging young adults in ministry and service on The Busted Halo Show with Fr. Dave Dwyer on Sirus XM Radio on Oct. 23. Click here to listen to the interview.
El Salvador Martyrs
November 16 is the 23rd anniversary of the deaths of the six Jesuits and two women killed by soldiers in El Salvador.Read a reflection by the late Fr. Dean Brackley, SJ, on the 20th anniversary. He responded to the call to serve, teaching at the University of Central America and ministering to the people of El Salvador for many years. Click here to read a piece from The New York Times.
The Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice
The Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice takes place Nov. 16-18 in Washington, D.C. Register and watch it live online here.
Collecting Funds for Sandy Recovery
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the New York Province of the Society of Jesus has received numerous requests from people and organizations around the country seeking to assist members of our local school communities most directly affected by the storm. Click here to learn more or click here to make your gift now.
Mount Manresa Outreach
Mount Manresa in Staten Island is reaching out to its neighbors affected by Hurricane Sandy in several ways. Approximately 61 people left homeless are now residing at Mt. Manresa, and an on-site FEMA Center provides information about available resources. To learn more, visit http://www.mountmanresa.org/
Ciszek and Vocations
Click here to read an article by Timothy O’Brien, SJ, a Jesuit scholastic and a graduate student at the University of Chicago Divinity School, about how Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ, continues to inspire his vocation.
Concert at Inisfada
A concert to benefit Long Island victims of Hurricane Sandy will take place on Friday, Nov. 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Saint Ignatius Retreat House. There is no admission charge. All donations from the event will go to Catholic Charities to assist parishes in their relief efforts on Long Island. For more information, click here.
In the wake of hurricane Sandy the students of Canisius High School have been working to raise funds for their fellow students at St. Peter's Prep and Xavier High School.
National Jesuit Vocation Month
In honor of Jesuit Vocation Month, the Society of Jesus in the United States is commemorating Father Walter Ciszek (1904-1984) and his Life in Service. A special website has been created containing resources devoted to Fr. Ciszek, including videos, sample articles for college/high school newspapers, parish newsletters and more.
Click here to read a profile of Fr. Gregory Waldrop, SJ, executive director of the Fordham University art collections, and efforts to raise the visibility of the university's holdings on campus and externally.
Kateri Among the Communion of Saints
On October 21, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI raised seven men and women into the communion of saints, including the first Native American, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Click here to learn more about her.
Fr. Brian Daley, SJ, the Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, was named one of the two winners of the 2012 Ratzinger Prize sponsored by the Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) Vatican Foundation. Fr. Daley is a historical theologian, specializing in the early history of Christianity. Click here to read more. You can view Fr. Daley receiving the award here.
Golf Outing Wrapup
The Friends of the Jesuits Golf Outing was a great success! Thank you to our golfers, sponsors and gracious donors for their wonderful support. Click here to see our talented golfers.
Remembering Fr. Dean Brackley
October 16, 2012 marked the one year anniversary of the passing of Fr. Dean Brackley, SJ. Fr. Brackley is probably best remembered for volunteering to teach in El Salvador after the 1989 murder of six Jesuits. The Ignatian Solidarity Network has put together a list of resources realting to him and his life.
Documentation for Immigrants
Fr. Mark Hallinan, SJ, was quoted in a recent New York Times article on immigration policy and the difficulty of documentation. Read the article here.
The Church of Saint Francis Xavier is hosting a Voting Catholic Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. For information contact the Xavier Peace and Justice Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Micronesia Video Series
Jesuits in Micronesia is a six-part video series on the Jesuits serving throughout the Pacific. Click here to view the final episode, Transformation: Episode Five, and learn about the growth of Xavier High School on Chuuk, the new vision for Yap Catholic High School and the role of Jesuits in the region. View the introduction and all episodes in the series here.
Media outlets in Rochester, N.Y. visited McQuaid Jesuit High school last month and reported on the extensive expansion and renovation efforts. McQuaid added a 6th grade this year and 6,000 square feet of additional space for classrooms, a new cafeteria and other areas. Read more here
Cristo Rey In the News
The New Yorker magazine ran an article about Cristo Rey High School New York in its Talk of the Town section. Click here to read more.
Click here for a video produced by America magazine last year on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with commentary from Fr. Jim Martin, SJ.
Vow Day 2012
Three novices pronounced their first vows in the Society of Jesus on Saturday, August 18 in the Madonna della Strada Chapel at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. Read more...
New York Province Jesuits Celebrate 50 Years of Service in North-West Africa
On August 16, 2012, the New York Province Jesuits will celebrate 50 years of service in North-West Africa. It was on that date in 1962 that Fr. Joseph Schuh, SJ, landed in Lagos, Nigeria to assist in the opening of the University of Lagos and to teach biology. Read more... And you can click here to read a letter from Fr. Odiaka on this milestone and acknowledging those who played major roles in the province’s growth.
Road to Recovery
Click here to view a video about Fr. Ed Salmon, SJ, president of McQuaid Jesuit High School, and his recovery from a recent heart attack. The video features footage from McQuaid and discusses the care that Fr. Salmon received from the University of Rochester Medical Center.
A Jesuit Life
The Summer 2012 issue of Xavier magazine contains an interview with Fr. Henry Zenorini, SJ. Fr. Zenorini, 91 and 61 years a Jesuit, reflects on growing up in the Depression, his life and vocation as a Jesuit.
Fr. John Shea, SJ, recently returned to a familiar setting, Fordham University, as the new director of campus ministry and chaplain at the Lincoln Center campus. Click here to read more about Fr. Shea's assignments in the Society and his new role.
Fr. Vincent O’Keefe, SJ, Remembered
Fr. Vincent O’Keefe, SJ, former vicar general of the Society of Jesus, entered into eternal life on July 22. Click here to read about the Funeral Mass, hear the homily of Fr. James Croghan, SJ, view a slideshow and read other resources, including a reflection by Fr. Jim Martin, SJ, of America.
Feast of St. Ignatius
July 31 is the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. Visit Loyola Press for 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a collection of videos and written reflections.
Fr. Michael Suarez, SJ, director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, was featured in a July 24 article in The New York Times arts section.
New Assistant for Formation
An article in the Chronicle, a publication of Boston College, discusses the contributions of Fr. Michael Boughton, SJ, to the Center for Ignatian Spirituality and the BC community and the center's future. Fr. Boughton was recently named assistant for formation for the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces.
There’s an App for That
The Jesuit Conference has released a national iPhone app that can be found on iTunes. In addition to giving directions to Jesuit apostolates, it includes news and prayers. Click here to learn more about the app.
Renewed Vision for Ministry of Exercises
Click here to read a letter from Fr. David Ciancimino, S.J., regarding a new vision and direction for this ministry and a statement from the New York Province
Students from Jesuit colleges and universities throughout the world gathered at Fairfield University in June for the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network conference. Click to learn more.
Jesuit Ordinations 2012
More than 300 Jesuits from the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces gathered at Fordham University from June 7-9 for three days of prayer, reflection and celebration. Click here to read Catholic New York’s coverage of the Jesuit ordinations at Fordham University.
Aiding Diabetes Research
Students from Canisius High School and McQuaid Jesuit High School are rowing the length of the Erie Canal to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Read the story in the Buffalo News.
A Reflection on Long Experiment
Visit the Jesuit Vocation website to read a reflection by Jesuit novice Tim Casey and others.
Students Giving Back
Global thinking, Local action, Universal impact (GLU) is a service-learning program organized by Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia (the Centro). Watch the video and learn more.
The Rand Mansion
A Buffalo, NY news station aired a segment about the fascinating history of the Rand Mansion, current home to Canisisus High School. Fr. Ron Sams, SJ, discusses the building’s transformation over the years. View the video here.
Finding God in Unsettled Times
Learn more about the Finding God in Unsettled Times conference at Loyola University Maryland on June 29-July 1 from Fr. Jim Martin, SJ. View the video on YouTube.
Learn more about the mission of The NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo by viewing its latest video, Erasing Barriers. Fr. Edward Durkin, SJ, the school's principal, discusses how NativityMiguel lays the foundation for spiritual and academic growth.
Bronx Science Consortium
Leaders from Fordham University and other Bronx institutions recently announced a partnership that ushers in a new model of scientific research, education, and community engagement. “This is going to allow the Bronx to be taken far more seriously than it has in the past, and that’s good for all of us, and it’s especially good for the people of the Bronx,” said Father McShane, S.J., president of Fordham. Read more here.
Effects of Incarceration on Families
On May 17 at 7 p.m. in Wallace Hall at St. Ignatius Church in NYC, the Ignatian Social Justice and Ignatian Young Adults groups are cosponsoring a presentation by Hour Children, a Queens-based nonprofit that works with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated mothers and their children. Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, a Sister of St. Joseph, will share her work to keep families together and help them gain economic independence after jail. Sr. Tesa will talk about how each of us can effect change for this vulnerable population.
Gates Millennium Scholars at Xavier HS Chuuk
Two graduating seniors at Xavier High School in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia were named Gates Millennium Scholars by the Gates Millennium Scholars Program. Read the full press release here.
New President for New York Nativity
New York Nativity's Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Dr. Michael V. Yazurlo as its next President, effective July 1, 2012. Outgoing President Fr. Jack Podsiadlo, SJ, will serve as Director of Mission and Ignatian Identity for New York Nativity's schools. To learn more about New York Nativity, visit http://www.nynativity.org.
Fr. Joseph Parkes, SJ, president of Cristo Rey New York High School, will be among the three individuals honored at St. Aloysius School's 20th Annual Scholarship Dinner on May 17. St. Aloysius is a Jesuit grammar school serving the Harlem community. To learn more about the school's mission visit www.staloysiusschool.org
Easter and Lenten Reflections
The New York Province home page features a collection of Easter and Lenten Resources, including a reflection on the themes contained in the Scriptures for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, by Fr. Greg Chisholm, SJ, pastor of St. Borromeo Church in Harlem.
Joy, Not Happiness
Listen to NPR’s Scott Simon’s recent conversation with Fr. Jim Martin, S.J., contributing editor of America magazine, on the Easter season and the meaning of joy.
A New Home
A mother and her two sons now have a new home, thanks to a partnership between Canisius High School students and Habitat for Humanity. Some 300 Canisius students spent 11 months rebuilding the home, supported by donations from other members of the Canisius High community. The effort was featured in a recent story in the Buffalo News.
Pope's Visit to Latin America
Read the latest news from the Vatican on Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Mexico and Cuba.
Saint Peter's University
Saint Peter’s College’s application for university status was approved by Rochelle Hendricks, New Jersey's Secretary of Higher Education. To read more, click here.
The Feast of St. Joseph
Fr. Spitzer on Cosmic Origins
Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith (www.magisreasonfaith.org) and the Spitzer Center for Catholic organizations will speak at Our Lady of Good Counsel parish in Manhattan on Thursday March 15 at 7:00 p.m.. He will discuss his upcoming film, Cosmic Origins, a powerful narrative that demonstrates how modern science leads to a Catholic understanding of how the universe came to exist. Fr. Spitzer will also conduct a question-and-answer session after the 49-minute film. He formerly served as president of Gonzaga University from 1998-2009.
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Yap Catholic High School's new website is up and running. Please visit at www.ychs.net. The new campus continues to grow, with finishing touches on the first classroom building taking place followed by the pouring of the foundation for a second building.
Human Trafficking Event at St. Francis Xavier Church
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Sr. Mary Ellen O'Boyle, a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier and member of the NY Coalition of Religious Congregations to Stop Trafficking of Persons (NY-CRC-STOP), will present on the organization's work to end human trafficking in the U.S. through educational events and a safe house for rescued women. The event will take place on Thursday, March 15 at 7PM in the Xavier Parish's Mary Chapel (enter at 55 W. 15th Street.)
Canonization of Walter Ciszek
The canonization process for Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J., moves forward. Please visit America magazine for information on Fr. Ciszek's life and legacy. Read selections from Fr. Ciszek’s book, He Leadeth Me
Discussion on Dorothy Day
On March 8, at 7 p.m., in the Church of St. Francis Xavier (46 West 16th Street NYC) Paul Elie, author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own, will discuss the writer and activist Dorothy Day. Founder of The Catholic Worker, whose cause for sainthood was advanced by Pope John Paul II in 2000, Day is an icon in the peace and justice movement. Suggested donation is $15. Mr. Elie will sign copies of his book after the presentation.
Fr. Brackley Remembered
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Father Kennedy on PBS
The Church Today
| ||Father Peter Schineller, S.J., spoke Wednesday the 18th at Saint Peter’s Prep as a guest lecturer. The topic of the lecture was The Church Today: Meeting Today's Challenging Times. Read more about it here. |
Le Moyne Welcomes Fr. Coyne to Inaugural Chair
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Le Moyne College welcomes scientist and scholar Fr. George Coyne, S.J., as the inaugural McDevitt Chair in Religious Philosophy. Click here to read the press release.
Archbishop Elevated to Cardinal
| ||Pope Benedict XVI has made New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan one of his newly elected cardinals. Click here to read more about this on Catholic New York’s website. |
Supporting Typhoon Relief Efforts in the Philippines
| ||On Saturday, December 17, Tropical Storm Washi made landfall over the Southern Philippines. Xavier University, a Jesuit institution near the center of the storm in Cagayan de Oro, is accepting donations to assist in the immediate relief efforts. Donations can also be made online here. You can read more about how to help here. |
Storm Relief for the Philippines
On Saturday, December 17, Tropical Storm Washi made landfall over the Southern Philippines. Xavier University, a Jesuit institution near the center of the storm in Cagayan de Oro, is accepting donations to assist in the immediate relief efforts.Donations can also be made online by visiting: https://www.phjesuits.org/pjf/share.php
Jesuit Pastor Installation
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The following are some pictures from Catholic New York of the installation of Fr. Gregory C. Chisholm, S.J., at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Harlem.
Kateri Tekakwitha Canonization
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Finding God in the Theater
| ||Fr. George Drance, S.J., was featured in a piece on Fordham’s website about how God can be found in all things, in particular the theater. Fr. Drance is an artist in residence at Fordham University and teaches several acting classes. |
A New Translation of "Help My Unbelief"
| || "Help My Unbelief" by Fr. Bill O'Malley, S.J., has been translated by Wydawnictwo Literaki in Cracow, Poland into Polish. The translation is called ZARADZ: Memu Niedowiarstwu. The publisher's website can be found here (note that the website is in Polish.) |
News From Yap
| ||The Kaselehlie Press, a local paper from the Federated States of Micronesia has written an article on Yap Catholic High School. You can read the full article here. |
Father Blaszczak on Jesuit Voices
| ||Father Gerald R. Blaszczak, S.J., has been appointed by Father General as director of the new Secretariat of the General Curia for the Promotion of Faith. He was recently featured on “Jesuit Voices” to talk about his life with the Jesuits. |
Fordham Gives Archbishop Honorary Doctorate
| ||Fordham University has bestowed Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, prelate of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Additionally, Fordham honored the Prelate’s predecessor His Eminence Lubomyr Cardinal Husar. For Fordham’s full story of the event click here. |