Posts Tagged ‘Jesuits’

To understand Pope Francis — understand the Jesuits Comments 0

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Discernment is one of the words Pope Francis repeats most, especially when speaking to priests and seminarians. He often expresses his desire for greater formation in discernment – a concept that may seem obscure without an understanding its importance to the Pope’s Jesuit formation. “When a Jesuit says ‘discernment,’ they’re employing a term that has Read more

The father of hypertext was a Jesuit Comments 0

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Father Roberto Busa was born on November 28, 1913, in Vicenza, Italy, and died in August 2011. He is the father of hypertext. Stefano Lorenzetto, a journalist from L’Osservatore Romano, summarises Busa’s work stating that “if you browse the internet, you owe it to him; if you go from one site to another by clicking Read more

Nicaragua priest who defied Vatican dies Comments 0

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Fr Fernando Cardenal, SJ, a priest who defied the Vatican to be in the Sandanista government in Nicaragua, has died aged 82. Fr Cardenal was suspended from the priesthood after refusing to step down as education minister in the left-wing government, which he joined following the overthrow of the Somoza regime in 1979. Fr Cardenal, Read more

Healthy for priests to be able to marry: Jesuit Comments 2

Friday, August 21st, 2015

The chancellor of Loyola University Chicago has said it would be healthy for Catholic priests to be able to be married. Fr Michael Garanzini, SJ, a former president of the university, said until Pope Francis opened up avenues of discussion, he didn’t expect to see change in this area. Fr Garanzini said the issue is Read more

400-year-old Jesuit Heythrop College to close Comments 0

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Heythrop College in London is to close as a higher education institution after more than 400 years of operation. Its current form as a constituent college of the University of London will end in 2018. But a statement following a governors’ meeting noted that the Jesuit-run institution’s “mission and work will not [end]”. Heythrop, which Read more

US cardinal slams Church ‘confusion’ under Francis Comments 2

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

An American cardinal has publicly criticised Pope Francis in a documentary to be screened on Irish television next week. On “Pope Francis – The Sinner”, Cardinal Raymond Burke says that since Pope Francis’s election two years ago, “there really just is growing confusion about what the Church teaches”. When Cardinal Burke’s term as prefect of Read more

US seminaries receive grants to put science in curricula Comments 0

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Ten United States seminaries across several denominations will receive a combined US$1.5 million in grants to include science in their studies. The grants were announced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Funding has come from the John Templeton Foundation, in an effort to bridge gaps between science and faith. Catholic institutions to Read more

US Jesuit penalised after liturgy with woman priest dies Comments 0

Friday, August 15th, 2014

An American Jesuit who spent his last two years under restricted ministry after taking part in a eucharistic liturgy with a woman priest has died. Fr William Brennan, 94, died in a rest home in Wisconsin. A Jesuit for 75 years and a priest for 63 years, he was a former missionary in Belize and Read more

Martin Scorsese to make movie about Jesuit mission in Japan Comments 0

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Famed movie director Martin Scorsese is to make a film based on the Jesuit Catholic mission to Japan in the 17th century. The film will be based on “Silence” by Japanese author Shusako Endo. It is based on the story of Tome Ferreira (1580-1650), a Portuguese Jesuit missionary, who renounced the Christian faith under torture Read more

Faith and life in Brazil Comments 0

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

It’s official: the deep Amazonas is more remote than Siberia. In all of the visits I have made to provinces of the Congregation of Jesus (CJ) all over the world, never have I been without a signal for my BlackBerry… until I visited one of our sisters living and working in a community along the Read more