Posts Tagged ‘Jesuit’

Young Catholics: 5 years of podcasting and what we’ve learnt

Thursday, February 24th, 2022
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It was a little over five years ago when one of us, we are not sure who (the origin story remains disputed, and given it was set in a bar over drinks, it is likely to remain unresolved), uttered the words that everyone in media has at least thought to themselves in the past 10 Read more

Cyrus Habib will not seek re-election in order to join the Jesuits

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Cyrus Habib, the lieutenant governor of Washington, will not seek re-election and is entering the Society of Jesus this fall, the lieutenant governor and the Society of Jesus confirmed to America on March 19. “I’ve felt a calling to dedicate my life in a more direct and personal way to serving the marginalized, empowering the Read more

Ignatian yoga!

Monday, February 18th, 2019
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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

Monday, February 11th, 2019
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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

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:Vatican launches prayer website ‘to accompany’ synod on…Vatican astronomers make two new discoveries in spaceIreland: Archbishop Martin Read more

Bollywood actor-producer follows Jesuit’s lead

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:The actor, police officer and other North Wales heroes…Pope names Cardinal Hollerich as coordinator of 2023 synodJames Bond thought about being a preistFood crisis looming because of the war in Ukraine

Pope says psychoanalyst helped him clarify problems

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

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

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:Five Read more

What the Jesuit pope told the Jesuit general

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