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Fr. Stan Swamy, S.J., pictured in 2010.

Jailed Indian Jesuit Fr. Stan Swamy dies at age 84

He spent his final months jailed for his activism on behalf of Indian society’s lowest castes. Read more

A group of students from Jesuit High School, an all-boys school in Tampa, Florida, praying in front of a statue of Our Lady.

How a 'culture of conversion' transformed a Catholic high school

An all-boys Catholic high school in Tampa, Florida is attracting attention for fostering a faith-filled environment that helped lead nearly... 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

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

Skulls identified as those of the Welsh Catholic martyrs Philip Evans and John Lloyd

Catholic martyrs’ bones identified almost 150 years after discovery in an attic

Two skulls were discovered in an attic in Wales in 1878. Researchers believe they have now identified them as belonging... Read more

Fr. Adolf Kajpr. Credit: Vojtech Novotny (CC BY-SA 4.0).

‘A martyr who died laughing’: Cause of priest imprisoned by Nazis and communists advances

The sainthood cause of a Catholic priest who was imprisoned by both the Nazis and the communists has advanced with... Read more

Fr. Stan Swany, S.J.

Indian Jesuit remains in jail, despite call for release from Asian bishops and international groups

Fr. Stan Swamy, S.J., was arrested Oct. 8 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), India’s counter-terrorism task force. The Federation of... Read more

Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican Oct. 7, 2020.

Pope Francis hopes to visit Spain to mark 500 years since Jesuit founder’s conversion

Pope Francis said he hoped to visit Spain to mark the 500th anniversary of the conversion of St. Ignatius of... 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

JRS teachers in Chad with some of the posters and information materials they are using to create awareness about COVID-19 among the refugee communities.

In Chad, Jesuit Refugee Service teachers aim to keep school going amid pandemic lockdown

As schools in Chad remain closed due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions, teachers from the Jesuit Refugee Service are conveying safety... 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

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 real, and wants us to reject God

The superior general of the Jesuit order told reporters Tuesday that the devil is real, after making headlines in August... 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

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

Gonzaga University.

Spokane diocese was told 7 accused priests lived at Gonzaga

The Diocese of Spokane said Thursday it was unacceptable that Jesuit priests credibly accused of sexual abuse were unsupervised on... Read more

Pope Francis addresses students and staff from the College of the Gesu in Rome.

Pope Francis to Jesuit college: Remember your origins

For the 50th anniversary of a Jesuit college in Rome, Pope Francis challenged members of the college community to reflect... Read more