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Jan 7, 2021 - 07:10 am .- The sainthood cause of a Catholic priest who was imprisoned by both the Nazis and the communists has advanced with the conclusion of the initial diocesan phase of the cause.
Oct 26, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Fr. Stan Swamy, S.J., was arrested Oct. 8 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), India’s counter-terrorism task force. The Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights have condemned his incarceration.
Oct 7, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis said he hoped to visit Spain to mark the 500th anniversary of the conversion of St. Ignatius of Loyola in an interview published Wednesday.
Jun 18, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A Jesuit doctor serving the homeless in London has said that the coronavirus crisis has opened a “window of opportunity” for rough sleepers
May 20, 2020 - 07:30 am .- Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, the 30th superior general of the Society of Jesus, died Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan, at the age of 84
May 14, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- As schools in Chad remain closed due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions, teachers from the Jesuit Refugee Service are conveying safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus in local communities.
Mar 19, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- The lieutenant governor of Washington announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election and instead will enter the Society of Jesus this autumn. 
Dec 6, 2019 - 12:12 pm .- The superior general of the Jesuit order told reporters Tuesday that the devil is real, after making headlines in August by stating that Satan is a symbol, not a person.
Sep 17, 2019 - 03:18 pm .- St. Robert Bellarmine, whose feast is celebrated Sept. 17 on the General Roman Calendar, was a Jesuit and a cardinal who used his incredible intellect to defend Catholic teaching, largely through responses to the Church’s opponents in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation.
Aug 21, 2019 - 01:44 pm .- The superior general of the Society of Jesus said Aug. 21 that the devil is a symbol, but not a person.
Aug 5, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- A Jesuit-sponsored high school in Indiana has asked the Vatican to overturn Indianapolis Archbishop Charles Thompson’s decision to revoke the school’s Catholic identity, and announced that a scheduled Mass for the opening of the academic year is not permitted at the school.
Jun 20, 2019 - 01:49 pm .- The Archdiocese of Indianapolis announced Thursday that a local Jesuit high school will no longer be recognized as a Catholic school, due to a disagreement about the employment of a teacher who attempted to contract a same-sex marriage.
Apr 18, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- Father James Schall, S.J., a longtime professor of philosophy at Georgetown University and the author of numerous books and essays, died Holy Wednesday aged 91.
Dec 20, 2018 - 03:24 pm .- The Diocese of Spokane said Thursday it was unacceptable that Jesuit priests credibly accused of sexual abuse were unsupervised on the campus of Gonzaga University. While Spokane’s current bishop had no knowledge the priests had been living at the university, the diocese said its prior bishop was informed of their presence in 2011.
Dec 3, 2018 - 08:44 pm .- For the 50th anniversary of a Jesuit college in Rome, Pope Francis challenged members of the college community to reflect on the origins of the Society of Jesus as they seek spiritual fruit.
Jul 13, 2018 - 12:43 pm .- A cause has begun in the Diocese of Rome for the beatification of Fr. Pedro Arrupe SJ, former superior general of the Society of Jesus. The priest, who served as a mentor to the future Pope Francis, was a controversial figure within the Society of Jesus.
Feb 15, 2018 - 05:45 am .- In a conversation with Jesuits during his recent visit to Peru, Pope Francis said he regularly meets with victims of sexual abuse on Fridays, and that while the percentage of priests who abuse is relatively low, even one is too many.
Dec 5, 2017 - 07:00 pm .- While he was alive, St. Francis Xavier never got to ride in an airplane. They would not be invented for 400 more years after his death. But now, his severed arm will get to take a trip across Canada in its very own seat.
Nov 30, 2017 - 01:00 pm .- When Pope Francis travels around the world, he often makes time to visit with local Jesuit communities.  This week Fr. Wilbert Mireh, SJ, took part in the Pope’s visit with the Jesuits of Burma. Mireh’s role in the visit was unique: he is the first Burmese Jesuit to be ordained a priest.
Jun 12, 2017 - 03:04 am .- It was supposed to be a quiet retreat weekend last April for Fr. Sam Okwuidegbe, a Nigerian Jesuit priest and director of a local spirituality center.

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