Posts Tagged ‘Society of Jesus’

Jesuits in Nicaragua – expelled

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Jesuits in Nicaragua have been expelled from the country. Nicaragua’s government declared Pope Francis’s Society of Jesus (Jesuit) order illegal on Wednesday. All the Jesuits’ property and assets were confiscated. The government claims that’s because the Jesuits had failed to comply with tax laws. On Wednesday, the San Salvador-based Jesuit Province of Central America which Read more

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

Rector and two deans removed at Rome pontifical institute

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The rector and two deans at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome have been replaced in a sudden move by the Society of Jesus. The heading for an article by Vatican commentator Sandro Magister described the move as an “earthquake”. As of April 14, rector Fr James McCann and the deans of the faculties of Read more

Jesuit awarded Carl Sagan Medal for science communication

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

A Jesuit brother has received the Carl Sagan Medal for his communication of astronomy and planetary science. Br Guy Consolmagno was given the award by The American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) Division for Planetary Sciences. The AAS praised Br Consolmagno for becoming “the voice of the juxtaposition of planetary science and astronomy with Christian belief”. It Read more

Jesuit influence overplayed

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

It has been a big year for the Jesuit Order around the world with the election of one of their own, Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina, as Pope Francis. It has also been a big year for the Jesuits in Australian politics, culminating in the election of Jesuit-educated Bill Shorten as leader of the opposition Labor Read more

A Jesuit reflects on the Jesuit pope’s interview by Jesuits

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

As a Jesuit, I was overwhelmed by the interview of Pope Francis by my Jesuit brother, Fr. Antonio Spadaro, editor of La Civilta Cattolica, a Jesuit journal based in Rome. Congratulations to Antonio, my former colleagues at America, and the 14 other Jesuit publications for this extraordinary exclusive. That all of these Jesuits could keep Read more

On the brink: how Ignatius can offer you care today

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

My favorite saint is St. Ignatius of Loyola, whose feast day is July 31. Born into a Spanish family in the Basque country in the northern part of Spain, Inigo had a conversion experience during his convalescence after a cannonball shattered his knee in a battle at Pamplona. His imagination, courage, valor and striving toward Read more