Jesuit to Speak on Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines
Jan. 18, 2018 - Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ, is currently on a 10-day speaking tour in the United States, discussing the extrajudicial killings currently happening in the Philippines. Fr. Alejo is a professor of sociology, anthropology and practical theology at Ateneo de Manila University, the foremost Jesuit university in the Philippines. He has been active in helping Filipinos who have been affected by these acts of violence perpetrated by their current administration. One of the latest victims is a student from Ateneo de Manila University.
On Sat., Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., Fr. Alejo will speak about this injustice at San Damiano Hall in St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City. RSVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.