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Jesuit Fathers Javier Campos Morales and Joaquín César Mora Salazar were murdered June 20, 2022.

One month after murder of two priests, Jesuits in Mexico decry impunity

Jul 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a July 20 statement, the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus demanded justice for the victims of violence. Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace, July 3, 2022.

Pope Francis jokes about upcoming Canada trip: 'They say it's not easy, I think it is'

Jul 11, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

After visiting a community of Jesuits in Rome this weekend, Pope Francis joked about his upcoming trip to Canada, from... Read more

Fathers Javier Campos Morales, SJ and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, SJ.

Two Jesuit priests killed in a church in Mexico

Jun 21, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Jesuits of Mexico announced Tuesday that two of their priests were killed Monday inside a church in a mountainous... Read more

American, gay pride, and BLM flags being flown at Nativity School of Worcester in Worcester, Mass.

College enters fray with bishop over gay pride, BLM flags at Jesuit school

Apr 11, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A group of students, staff, and alumni at the College of the Holy Cross are petitioning the administration to disinvite... Read more

Father Willie Doyle, S.J.

Father Willie Doyle, World War I military chaplain, deserves sainthood cause, Irish group says

Mar 14, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Father Willie Doyle, S.J. was an Irish priest whose heroic sacrifices as a military chaplain during World War I were... Read more

Father Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, says a Mass commemorating the 400th anniversary of the canonization of Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri, and Isidore the Farmer, with Pope Francis concelebrating, at the Church of the Gesù in Rome, March 12, 2022.

Pope Francis: The saints show us how to live in communion with the Church

Mar 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Saturday marked the 400th anniversary of the canonization of saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri,... Read more

A still from the film “St. Francis Xavier: To the Ends of the Earth”.

St. Francis Xavier: New EWTN film marks 400th anniversary of canonization

Mar 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The film will be screened at a Rome Jesuit church housing a relic of the saint. Read more

Pope Francis speaks to Jesuits at the apostolic nunciature in Athens, Greece, Dec. 4, 2021.

Pope Francis: Halving of Jesuit numbers worldwide is a lesson in humility

Dec 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We have to get used to humiliation,’ the pope told Jesuits in Greece. Read more

St. John Paul II, founder of the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation, circa 1992.

Two Jesuit priests win 2021 Centesimus Annus prize for Catholic social teaching

Dec 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Two Jesuit priests have been named the winners of the 2021 edition of the Centesimus Annus Foundation’s prize for writing... Read more

The Martyrs of Zenta.

Argentine bishops welcome Vatican recognition of priests' 1683 martyrdom

Oct 15, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Bishops in Argentina have welcomed the promulgation of a decree by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints that regards... Read more

A 16th-century painting of St. Ignatius in armor.

A cannonball that changed the world: Pope Francis marks 500 years since St. Ignatius’ conversion

May 23, 2021

The first Jesuit pope sent a video message marking the start of an Ignatian Year. Read more

Fr. Stephen Chow Sau-yan, S.J., who was appointed Bishop of Hong Kong May 17, 2021.

Hong Kong bishop appointment shows pope's preference for religious

May 21, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For several informed sources inside the Vatican, the appointment of the Fr. Stephen Chow Sau-yan, a Jesuit, as Bishop of... Read more

Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. Credit: Mariusz S. Jurgielewicz/Shutterstock.

After investigation, priest who presided at Biden inaugural Mass resigns as Santa Clara U president

May 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

Santa Clara University president Father Kevin O’Brien, S.J., engaged in questionable behavior at informal dinners with Jesuit graduate students, the... Read more

Jesuits in Chile to compensate four victims of sexual abuse by former priest

May 6, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Four victims sexually abused by former priest Jaime Guzmán Astaburuaga will be compensated with 15 million pesos each (about $21,000). Read more

Catholic priest and doctor: Coronavirus crisis a ‘window of opportunity’ for the homeless

Jun 18, 2020

A Jesuit doctor serving the homeless in London has said that the coronavirus crisis has opened a “window of opportunity”... Read more

Fr. Adolfo Nicolás answers questions at the Vatican press office October 25, 2012.

Former Jesuit Superior General dies in Tokyo at 84

May 20, 2020

Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, the 30th superior general of the Society of Jesus, died Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan, at the age... Read more

Six retired Jesuits died of coronavirus at order’s Philadelphia infirmary

May 11, 2020

By Perry West

Six retired Jesuit priests who resided at an infirmary of the society in Philadelphia died last month of coronavirus.  Read more

Cyrus Habib addressing a Defend DACA rally in  Seattle, Wash on Sept. 5, 2017.

Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to leave office, join the Jesuits

Mar 19, 2020

The lieutenant governor of Washington announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election and instead will enter the Society... Read more

A young Fr. Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Pope Francis celebrates 50th ordination anniversary by honoring his mentor

Dec 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Fifty years ago on Dec. 13, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was ordained a Jesuit priest in Argentina. As pope, he will... Read more

Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves.

Pope Francis names Spanish Jesuit head of Vatican's economy secretariat

Nov 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Nov. 14 appointed Spanish Jesuit Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves as prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy,... Read more