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January 18, 2017 — Jesuit Father Pat Conroy, who became the 60th chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011, could use your help — because “a lot of prayer is needed.”

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Father John J. Navone, SJ, entered into God’s peace December 25, 2016, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was 86.

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January 16, 2017 — On Jan. 13, Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, joined Centro Astalli in commemorating the International Day for Migrants and Refugees at the Church of the Gesù in Rome.

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January 13, 2017 — In honor of a great man, here are 31 inspirational Martin Luther King Jr. quotes.

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The Kino Border Initiative had a busy 2016, working on behalf of migrants and deportees to provide compassion and services to displaced persons, many of whom have been separated from their families.

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Brother Patrick Flannigan, SJ, entered into God’s peace January 3 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 76. A quiet, effective, and warm man and servant of God, Br. Flannigan exuded a deep joy to others in his dedicated work as a helper, guide, counselor, and manager of financial/temporal matters.

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January 11, 2017 — Ten percent of the 115th U.S. Congress are Jesuit college and university alumni/ae.

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Father Joseph E. Shirey, SJ, entered into God’s peace December 22, 2016, at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 100. Affectionately known as “Father Red Socks,” this gentle priest spent his ministerial career as a parish priest and hospital chaplain in the northwest and Alaska.

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“Let’s make better mistakes tomorrow.” This is how Jim Bopp ended each Introduction to his Innovative Technologies class, a required course for freshmen designed to introduce them to the resources available in Brophy College Preparatory’s Innovation Commons.

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December 30, 2016 — Jesuits are asking their parishes to consider how they can respond to the plight of migrants.

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Decades in the making, Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” tells the story of Portuguese Jesuit missionaries in 17th century Japan. Although the film is based on a fictional novel by the Japanese author Endo Shusaku, many of the events and people depicted in “Silence” are real.

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December 21, 2016 — Jesuits are always making news, and here’s the latest roundup of recent awards and appointments from Jesuits around Canada and the U.S.

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December 13, 2016 — In honor of Pope Francis' 80th birthday on Dec. 17, here are 80 things the Jesuits love about Pope Francis.

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February 12, 2017 Join Fr. Thomas Lucas, SJ, for a detailed exploration of the world St. Ignatius knew, richly illustrated with many pictures and images. What did it look like? What formed Ignatius’ imagination?

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Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, director of the Vatican Observatory, will be presenting a retreat, “Science, Religion, and Beauty in the Stars,” at The Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, Feb. 17-19, 2017.

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February 17-19, 2017 Presented by Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, director of the Vatican Observatory, the retreat will guide participants to look at beauty in both nature and in the science that lets us understand nature as we ask: What is God revealing to us?

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December 9, 2016 — Father Thomas H. Smolich, SJ, international director of Jesuit Refugee Service and former provincial of the California Provoince, was honored for his commitment to the promotion of peace and social justice.

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Father John “Jack” Morris, SJ, died in 2012 before he could finish his book, “Ruined for Life.” Still, through the help of his associate Barbara Underwood Scharff, his story is largely told through his own words. The book describes the interior changes of heart that happen to volunteers after a year or two of companionship with the poor.

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In a world of conflict, deeply in need of the mercy frequently implored by Pope Francis, Jesuits can be agents of reconciliation and dialogue, the Society’s new Superior General Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, said in an exclusive interview with America magazine.

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Father Michael M. Kelliher, SJ, entered into God’s peace on November 24 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif. He was 82.

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November 30, 2016 — Today, 27 Jesuit college and university presidents released a statement on undocumented students.

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Father Lorenzo “Larry” J. Palafox, SJ, entered into God’s peace on November 28 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 80 and had been a Jesuit for 62 years.

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Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, 29th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, entered into God’s peace in Beirut, Lebanon, November 26. He was 87.

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Want to honor a Jesuit who has made a positive impact in your life? Giving Tuesday, November 29th, will offer you a meaningful opportunity to do just that.

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Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ) will honor Fr. Thomas Smolich, SJ, former provincial of the California Province, with the CRISPAZ Peace Award on November 30, at an evening reception at Santa Clara University’s de Saisset Museum in Santa Clara, Calif.

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