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The celebration of the quarantore at Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini.

Ancient 40-hour ‘Quarantore’ devotion continues to bless Rome

Feb 14, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The Quarant’Ore or Quarantore (“40 hours”) is an exposition and continuous devotion in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ, in an interview with EWTN in 2020.

Jesuits say they warned diocese that incardinated Rupnik had complaints against him

Father Marko Rupnik’s former superior in the Society of Jesus, Father Johan Verschueren, denied that the Jesuits facilitated the incardination... Read more

Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J., with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Father Marco Rupnik, accused of abuse and returned to ministry: A timeline

Oct 26, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Despite having been dismissed from the Jesuit order after being accused of sexual abuse, Father Marko Rupnik has returned to... Read more

Father Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, the dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University in California, speaks at a press conference Oct. 17, 2023, at the Synod on Synodality.

African Jesuit theologian believes synodality work ‘will begin’ after Rome meetings

Oct 20, 2023

By ACI Africa

Father Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, the dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, said synodality is about how... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik

Fact check: Does the Synod on Synodality website really feature artwork from Father Marko Rupnik?

Oct 6, 2023

By Daniel Payne

CNA fact-checks the claim that Father Marko Rupnik’s artwork is featured prominently by Catholic institutions, including the Synod on Synodality... Read more

Church of the Society of Jesus in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Jesuits in Bolivia call lawsuit filed by alleged sexual abuse victims ‘senseless’

Oct 4, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The lawsuit was filed on Oct. 2 by a group of former students of the John XXIII School in Bolivia... Read more

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Bolivian prosecutors ask Vatican for reports on ‘irregularities’ regarding abuse scandal

Oct 3, 2023

By Julieta Villar

A prosecutor told local media that the information they are requesting are the reports provincials of the Society of Jesus... Read more

Brother Robert Macke, a Jesuit and astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, works in his office at the Vatican Observatory.

Meet the Vatican scientist helping NASA on a historic space mission

Sep 28, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Brother Robert Macke, a Jesuit astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, is one of the world’s foremost experts in the study... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.

Rupnik’s victims say Diocese of Rome’s statement ‘ridicules’ their pain

Sep 19, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The diocese described the Aletti Center — where Father Marko Rupnik has been accused of abuse — as having “a... Read more

Pope Francis met Maria Campatelli, director of the Aletti Center, at the Vatican on Sept. 15, 2023. The Aletti Center was founded in Rome by the former Jesuit priest Father Marko Rupnik.

Pope Francis meets close collaborator of Rupnik

Sep 15, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

In June, Maria Campatelli published a letter defending Rupnik against “a media campaign based on defamatory and unproven accusations.” Read more

Georgetown University.

Jesuits, Georgetown donate $27 million to fund for slave descendants

Sep 14, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

With the additional funding, the Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation’s fund has now reached 42% of its five-year goal of... Read more

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Church in Bolivia criticizes excesses of raids on Jesuits in sexual abuse cases

Aug 30, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The Bolivian bishops questioned the procedures carried out “under the rationale ... to collect evidence” in cases of alleged sexual... Read more

Facade of the Central American University (UCA), before being expropriated by the Ortega dictatorship.

Latin American Catholic college organization condemns seizure of Nicaraguan Jesuit university

Aug 28, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The organization expressed its “deep concern over the siege, the confiscation of assets, and the closure suffered by the Central... Read more

Pope Francis speaks about World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, during his weekly Wednesday audience in the Paul VI Hall Aug. 9, 2023.

Pope Francis laments when ‘ideology replaces faith’ in segment of U.S. Catholics

Aug 28, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope’s private conversation with members of the Society of Jesus was published Aug. 28 by the Jesuit journal La... Read more

Daniel Ortega.

Nicaragua dictatorship revokes legal status of the Jesuits, confiscates all their assets

Aug 24, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The move by the dictatorship takes place amid a growing wave of harassment against the religious order. Read more

(Left) A stamp printed in Nicaragua shows the face of Casimiro Sotelo Montenegro. (right) Letters from the Central American University.

Nicaragua’s dictatorship renames university, evicts 6 Jesuits from adjacent property

Aug 22, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Jesuits showed the officers proof of the order’s ownership but it made little difference and they were ordered to... Read more

The economic sciences building of the Central American University (UCA) in Nicaragua.

Jesuits’ superior general condemns seizure of university by Nicaragua dictatorship

Aug 18, 2023

By Ary Waldir Ramos Díaz

The superior general of the Jesuits denounced the confiscation and expressed his solidarity with the UCA, its directors, and its... Read more

Father Bernardo Mercado, the Jesuit provincial in Bolivia.

Jesuit provincial in Bolivia says he would not have entered order if he knew about abuse

Aug 17, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Father Bernardo Mercado was interviewed recently by the special commission for the investigation of sexual abuse in ecclesial environments. Read more

Central American University (UCA) of Nicaragua.

U.S. State Department spokesman condemns seizure of Jesuit university in Nicaragua

Aug 17, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina, CNA Staff

“The U.S. condemns the regime’s ongoing repression of religious figures and institutions,” Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said. Read more

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Prosecutor in Bolivia asks for Church’s cooperation in clerical sexual abuse cases

Jul 31, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The prosecutor for Chuquisaca asked the Archdiocese of Cochabamba for the names of the Jesuit provincials during the years 1999,... Read more