Representatives from the Saint Peter's University Undocumented Student Center Speak at Notre Dame School
Oct. 19, 2017 - On Tues., Oct. 17, Notre Dame School in New York, N.Y., hosted a school-wide assembly examining how the end of the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will impact young adults who are undocumented and how the faithful are called to respond.
Dr. Jennifer Ayala, director of The Undocumented Student Center at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, gave the room an “undocumented quiz”- dispelling myths and clarifying facts about the DACA program and few paths to legal immigration that are presently available. A student from Saint Peter’s University boldly shared her own migration story, including the hardships she faced in leaving her home country, the struggles that faced her when she arrived in the U.S. and journey that led her to college.
Nick Napolitano, assistant for social ministries for the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus, offered the Notre Dame community opportunities to encounter, understand and act on behalf of immigrants and refugees, encouraging the community to join the Jesuit-sponsored Campaign for Hospitality.
Feb. 21, 2018 — In a letter to Congress and President Trump, Fr. Bill Muller, SJ, executive director of the Jesuit Schools Network, called for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and require a background check for gun sales.
Feb. 6, 2018 — Bishop George Murry, SJ, of Youngstown, Ohio, gave a talk on racism at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 27. “If we are to be true to the principles on which our country was founded and the principles on which our faith is based, we must do much more.”
Feb. 2, 2018 - In his February prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his intention of opposing corruption. “Let us pray that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.”
Jan. 31, 2018 - The Fairfield University Art Museum is presenting a major international loan exhibition, The Holy Name—Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age, which will be on view in the museum’s Frank and Clara Meditz Gallery in Bellarmine Hall from February 2 through May 19, 2018.