Posts Tagged ‘Jesuit’

Pope tells Jesuits how to engage with young people

Thursday, May 11th, 2023
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Questions about young people and how to engage with them were the focus of Pope Francis’s conversation with Hungarian Jesuits last month. “How do we best engage with young people?” he was asked. “For me the key word is testimony,” Francis responded. “Without testimony, without witnessing, nothing can be done. “You end up like that Read more

Antarctica: Science and Faith – part 1

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

How can you be a scientist? Don’t you believe in the Bible? I was asked these questions after introducing myself and my major at a Bible Study my sophomore year in college. I sat there confused for a few minutes before answering. I am currently at the South Pole Station in Antarctica with the IceCube Read more

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

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

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