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Exorcists to Jesuit head: Satan is real

Aug 23, 2019

An international organization of Catholic exorcists said Thursday that the existence of Satan as a real and personal being is... Read more

Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, prepares to say Mass at the Gesu in Rome, Oct. 15, 2016.

Jesuit superior general: Satan is a 'symbolic reality'

Aug 21, 2019

The superior general of the Society of Jesus said Aug. 21 that the devil is a symbol, but not a... Read more

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. Courtesy photo.

Indianapolis Jesuit high school makes Vatican appeal of disciplinary measures

Aug 5, 2019

A Jesuit-sponsored high school in Indiana has asked the Vatican to overturn Indianapolis Archbishop Charles Thompson’s decision to revoke the... Read more

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. Courtesy photo.

Indianapolis archbishop revokes Jesuit prep school's Catholic identity

Jun 20, 2019

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis announced Thursday that a local Jesuit high school will no longer be recognized as a Catholic... Read more

Father James Schall, S.J., who died April 17, 2019. Photo courtesy of Ignatius Press.

Jesuit Father James Schall has died at age 91

Apr 18, 2019

Father James Schall, S.J., a longtime professor of philosophy at Georgetown University and the author of numerous books and essays,... Read more

Fr. Frans van der Lugt, S.J., who was murdered in Homs, April 7, 2014.

Five years after priest's murder in Syria, Jesuits hope to introduce his cause

Apr 8, 2019

During a visit to Homs last week, the superior general of the Society of Jesus said that he would be... Read more

Jesuits in western U.S. to name members credibly accused of abuse

Nov 13, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

More names of clergy and religious accused of sex abuse are set to come out this December from a western... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Jesuits in Dublin, Aug. 25, 2018.

Clericalism at root of abuse scandals in Church, pope told Jesuits in Ireland

Sep 14, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits during his visit to Dublin last month that elitism and clericalism in the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with participants in the 'European Jesuits in Formation' encounter in the anteroom of the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Aug. 1, 2018.

Pope Francis tells Jesuits in formation to help at-risk youth

Aug 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met with a group of Jesuits Wednesday urging them to help youth who are unemployed, and who might... Read more

In an undated file photo, Jorge Mario Bergoglio (L) celebrates Mass with Jesuit superior general Pedro Arrupe.

Beatification cause opens for Jesuit Pedro Arrupe, early mentor to Pope Francis

Jul 13, 2018

By Elise Harris

A cause has begun in the Diocese of Rome for the beatification of Fr. Pedro Arrupe SJ, former superior general... Read more

Father James Martin, S.J., speaks at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on August 23, 2018.

Fr. James Martin disinvited from speaking engagement over protests

Sep 16, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Fr. James Martin, S.J., an editor at America magazine, has been disinvited from speaking at the Theological College, a seminary... Read more

The story of the 26 year-old Filipino Jesuit on the road to sainthood

Aug 2, 2017

Brother Richie Fernando was a 26 year-old Jesuit seminarian from the Philippines when in 1996 he died protecting his Cambodian... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St Peter's Square, June 21, 2017.

Pope marks feast of St Ignatius by lunching with brother Jesuits

Jul 31, 2017

By Elise Harris

To mark Monday's feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, Pope Francis as usual visited... Read more

St. Ignatius of Loyola by Peter Paul Rubens, c. 1620-22.

To understand Pope Francis, you have to understand the Jesuits

Jun 25, 2017

By Elise Harris

Discernment is one of the words Pope Francis repeats most, especially when speaking to priests and seminarians.  Read more

Nigerian priest shares harrowing story of being kidnapped

Jun 12, 2017

It was supposed to be a quiet retreat weekend last April for Fr. Sam Okwuidegbe, a Nigerian Jesuit priest and... Read more

Fr. John Sullivan in his twenties.

The story behind the Irish priest whose prayers could heal

Apr 26, 2017

Father John Sullivan was a prominent Irish Catholic convert who was known for his healing prayers, his consolation for the... Read more

Sanda Green Thomas, president of GU272 Descendants Association, speaks at the Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope at Georgetown University, April 18, 2017.

Georgetown begins to make amends for 1838 sale of enslaved persons

Apr 19, 2017

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, two Jesuit priests sold 272 persons at a slave auction. Their families were torn... Read more

Detail from a mosaic of the martyrdom of St. John Ogilvie in St. Aloysius parish in Glasgow.

Why Catholics in Scotland want a statue for this martyred priest

Mar 23, 2017

Four centuries after the martyrdom of St. John Ogilvie, Catholics in Scotland have launched a campaign to mark the place... Read more

Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, who died Nov. 26, 2016.

Pope mourns death of Fr Kolvenbach, former head of Jesuits

Nov 28, 2016

By Elise Harris

After the death of Jesuit Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, former head of the order, over the weekend, Pope Francis has... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the General Congregation of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Oct. 24, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Society of Jesus.

Be 'men for others', not wrapped up in clericalism, Francis tells Jesuits

Oct 24, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bringing all people the lasting joy of the Church should be the focus of their service, Pope Francis told representatives... Read more