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Pope Francis with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in Vatican City on June 30, 2015.

Benedict XVI was ‘a prophet’ of Church’s future, Pope Francis tells Malta’s Jesuits

Apr 14, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘It will be a Church that is more spiritual, poorer and less political,’ Pope Francis said. 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

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

Jailed Indian Jesuit Fr. Stan Swamy dies at age 84

Jul 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Jun 10, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

May 23, 2021

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

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

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

Apr 8, 2021

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

Jan 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Oct 26, 2020

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

Oct 7, 2020

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

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

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

May 14, 2020

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

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

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

Dec 6, 2019

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

Sep 17, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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'

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