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June 16, 2017 — Today is the feast day of St. John Francis Regis, a 17th-century French Jesuit known for his zealous missionary efforts and his care for the poor and marginalized.

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June 13, 2017 - The newest book from bestselling author Fr. James Martin, SJ, focuses on how the Catholic Church and LGBT community can work to better understand one another.

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June 13, 2017 - On June 10, 2017, the Most Reverend George Murry, SJ, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, ordained Jesuits Rodolfo Casals, Daniel Corrou, Brett McLaughlin, and Angelo Rizzo to the priesthood. They were among the 30 Jesuits ordained priests in the U.S. and Canada this month.

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June 13, 2017 — The Jesuit Migration Network of Central America and North America has expressed concern over the military focus of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America.

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June 5, 2017 — Today marks the official establishment of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus. Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, first provincial of the new province, shares his vision for the burgeoning province in a new interview.

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June 5, 2017 - In his June prayer video Pope Francis talks about his intention of putting an end to the arms trade. "Let us pray all together that national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade which victimizes so many innocent people.”

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June 1, 2017 — The Ignatian Solidarity Network presented the Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award for 2017 to Patricia McGuire.

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June 1, 2017 - Four men will become Jesuit priests on Sat., June 10, 2017, at Fordham University Church in New York. The celebrant of the Mass will be the Most Reverend George Murry, SJ, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio.

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May 15, 2017 — Fr. George Williams, SJ, shared a reflection about offering the Blessed Sacrament to inmates in the chapel on San Quentin’s death row. “In the darkness of prison.. I encounter most vividly the light of God shining forth,” he writes.

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May 11, 2017 — Fr. William Blazek, SJ, has been named national director of The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, succeeding Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, who served for 14 years.

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May 10, 2017 — Irish Jesuit Father John Sullivan, remembered for his healing prayers, will be beatified on May 13 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Dublin.

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May 9, 2017 - Canisius High School Junior Will Grimm wrote a reflection on his recent service immersion trip to Washington, D.C.

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May 8, 2017 - In his May prayer video Pope Francis talks about his intention of Christians in Africa. "Let us join with our brothers and sisters of this great continent, and pray together that Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace."

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May 3, 2017 - On April 25, more than 850 guests, including 85 Jesuits, gathered in Boston to celebrate and support the ministries of the USA Northeast Province and honor Mary and John Power with the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award in recognition of their selfless work for the Society of Jesus and for others.

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May 3, 2017 - Paul Daoust, board chair of Nativity Prep Boston, has announced that Brian Maher will serve as the school’s seventh president starting this July.

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May 1, 2017 - Fr. Hernan Paredes, SJ, will become the next pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Staten Island starting Aug. 1, 2017.

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May 1, 2017 — Today, on the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, the Catholic Church is also celebrating the first-ever Religious Brothers Day.

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April 26, 2017 - A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says Pope Francis in his TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. "Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the 'other' is not a statistic, or a number," he says. "We all need each other."

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April 25, 2017 - Following an intensive national search, Fairfield University has announced that Dr. Mark Nemec will serve as the university's 9th president starting July 1, 2017. Additionally, he will join the politics department as a professor within the College of Arts and Sciences.

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April 18, 2017 — At a Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope, the Jesuits expressed sorrow for enslaving and selling 272 men, women, and children.

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April 9, 2017 — Jesuit Juan Ruiz suggests that as we reflect this week upon the suffering that Jesus endured for our sakes, we can ask for the grace to show his mercy to others who hurt us.

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April 4, 2017 - In his April prayer video Pope Francis prays for young people and asks them to be the people working towards positive change in the world. “Don’t leave it to others to be the protagonists of change. You, young people, are the ones who hold the future!”

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March 24, 2017 - On March 21, Bishop John O'Hara, vicar for Lower Manhattan and Staten Island, visited Xavier High School to bless the student chapel and dedicate its altar. It was also an opportunity to honor Vincent Lewis with the Xavier President’s Medal for his extraordinary generosity to the chapel restoration.

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March 20, 2017 — Fr. Monan, who guided Boston College toward financial and academic success, died on March 18.

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March 16, 2017 - In the 75 years since their founding, Fairfield University and Fairfield Prep have provided generations of students with a Jesuit education that calls them to pursue the Magis as men and women for others.

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