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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jesuit Fr. Paul Beré, winner of the Ratzinger Prize 2019

Burkina Faso Jesuit is the first African to win prestigious Ratzinger Prize

A Jesuit priest from Burkina Faso has made history as the first African to win the prestigious Ratzinger Prize, which... Read more

The altar of St. Robert Bellarmine in Sant'Ignazio, Rome.

Robert Bellarmine, the saint who defended the Church with charity

St. Robert Bellarmine, whose feast is celebrated Sept. 17 on the General Roman Calendar, was a Jesuit and a cardinal... Read more

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Exorcists to Jesuit head: Satan is real

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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