Posts Tagged ‘Jesuit’

Ignatian yoga! Comments 0

Monday, February 18th, 2019
ignatian yoga

Ignatian yoga, a new entity that is drawing enthusiastic crowds to retreats and workshops across the country, sounds like a gimmick. People love yoga. People love the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola. Mash the two together, and you have created a nice, marketable concept that can sweep a bundle of folks into the arms of Read more

The Australian priest helping trapped refugees the world ignores Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019
Refugees Michael Kelly

Father Mick Kelly, the Sydney-born priest and journalist who works with and helps about 400 Pakistani refugee families in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo by James Massola) Mick Kelly remembers the phone call from his friend in Pakistan as if it was yesterday. “He asked me to help out this one guy who was fleeing Pakistan, and on Read more

Jesuit launches “cutting edge” catechetical website Comments 0

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

A Jesuit has launched a “cutting edge” catechetical website to confront increasing unbelief spurred by our skeptical, science-saturated society. Credible Catholic offers 20 downloadable “modules” that equip learners with evidence-based arguments for core Christian beliefs. Read more Related Posts:Bollywood actor-producer follows Jesuit’s leadScience and faith unite in Holy Sepulcher exhibitScience, to become ‘intimate’ with God,…Astronomer Read more

Bollywood actor-producer follows Jesuit’s lead Comments 0

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan is leading Indian water conservation efforts. He’s helping fight a drought using methods a Swiss-born Jesuit pioneered. Read more Related Posts:Pope turns off Vatican fountainsVatican Museums release conservation ethics bookJesuit explains his vision for LGBT CatholicsFree in Deed: what happens when faith is truly tested

Pope says psychoanalyst helped him clarify problems Comments 1

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Speculation is rife in the media about why Pope Francis visited a psychoanalyst nearly 40 years ago. He’s not saying – but in a new book based on 12 in-depth interviews with the French sociologist Dominique Wolton, he says the sessions helped him. “In those six months [I visited the psychoanalyst], she really helped me,” Read more

Elite Australian Catholic schools: same-sex marriage is ok Comments 0

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Same-sex marriage is alright. That’s the message put out by two of Australia’s elite Jesuit schools, St Ignatius’ College, Riverview and Xavier College. Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart is declining to comment on remarks made by the schools last week that seemed to support gay marriage. The Australian Bishops Commission for Catholic Education is also Read more

Adventure movie on St Ignatius Loyola Comments 0

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

An adventure movie about St Ignatius Loyola is about to hit box offices. The movie, which its director says is a contemporary take on Ignatius’s life, is important. “There is a need for this new material on St. Ignatius of Loyola, especially because the young people now are very visual.” Read more   Related Posts:Scruples Read more

What the Jesuit pope told the Jesuit general Comments 0

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The Spaniard who was until earlier this year Superior General of the Jesuits has written a series of reminiscences about his conversations with Pope Francis, published in two parts  in the Spanish Jesuit publication Mensajero. Father Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, wrote them while spending some weeks in his native country before heading for the Philippines capital, Read more

New Martin Scorsese movie about Jesuits Comments 0

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

A new Martin Scorsese movie about two Jesuit monks in 17th century Japan is due for release in December. Silence stars Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson as the Jesuit monks. In the movie, Garfield arrives in Japan to track down his mentor, Cristóvão Ferreira (Neeson). Ferreira has allegedly renounced his Jesuit beliefs. As they set out Read more

Venezuelan elected as new Jesuit superior general Comments 0

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Venezuelan Jesuit Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal is the Society of Jesus’s new superior general. He is the Society’s first non-European to lead the order. The 212 voting delegates to the Jesuit general congregation elected Sosa , who is 67. His election was held during the order’s 36th general congregation early this month. The delegates represent the Read more