Why Should We Advocate for Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees?
January 6, 2020 — This National Migration Week, Jesuit leaders urge us to support and advocate for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. “What does that mean? It means putting our own credibility on the line and saying, ‘I believe in this,’” says Jesuits West Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ. This call for action comes after Jesuit Provincials met with the Department of Homeland Security in October to denounce the department’s increasingly harsh migration policies, such as Remain in Mexico and family detention. In this new year, Jesuit leaders reaffirm their commitment to fighting for those who seek refuge and encourage the Ignatian family to join these efforts.
March 30, 2020 - Fr. Joseph A. O’Hare SJ, was called to eternal life on March 29, 2020, at 9 p.m. He was born on February 12, 1931 in New York, N.Y., entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on July 30, 1948, and was ordained on June 17, 1961. He pronounced his final vows on August 15, 1965.
March 24, 2020 — Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination and martyrdom of St. Oscar Romero, renowned archbishop of San Salvador and outspoken advocate for justice during El Salvador’s civil war.
March 23, 2020 - Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic that is currently taking place in our country and throughout the world, we are cancelling the 2020 Jesuits GALA in Boston. Read a letter from USA Northeast Jesuit Province Provincial Fr. John Cecero, SJ, on this difficult decision.
March 18, 2020 - Fr. Fred Betti, SJ, associate pastor at St. Michael’s Church in Buffalo shared some photos of the restored statue of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, SJ, (patron of young people and of victims of epidemics) that sits in the church.
March 16, 2020 - Last week Fr. Dennis Baker, SJ, president of Xavier High School in Micronesia announced that the school would be closing early and that students would be sent home. Read an update from Fr. Baker on how to help support the staff and teachers.