Navy chaplain Jesuit Father Christopher Fronk in a moment of contemplation after a long day in the desert of Afghanistan.
Jesuit Father Christopher Fronk Spending Christmas in Iraq with Troops
December 23, 2015 — Jesuit Father Christopher Fronk, who serves as
a military chaplain in the United States Navy, will spend Christmas in Iraq to offer
pastoral support to U.S service members.
While currently assigned to the naval aircraft carrier USS
George H.W. Bush, Fr. Fronk is on a one-month assignment in Iraq, which
includes traveling to as many Iraqi locations as possible to celebrate Christmas
Mass and Catholic pastoral support to U.S. and coalition forces.
Fr. Fronk, who will become president of Jesuit High School of
New Orleans in November 2016, said: “I’m actually excited about being in a
location where the need is greatest. Also, if I’m going to preach at Jesuit
High School about the importance of being Men of Faith and Men for Others, I
better practice what I preach.”
Fr. Fronk celebrates Mass in the Middle East.
This is Fr. Fronk’s second visit to the Middle East. His service
with the Second Marine Division Forward as Command Chaplain included a yearlong
deployment to the front lines in Afghanistan from 2011-2012.
Gonzaga University has hired Jacob H. Rooksby, JD, PhD, as the new dean of Gonzaga University School of Law. He will start his term on June 1. Rooksby succeeds Dean Jane Korn, who began her tenure in 2011.
Father Francis “Frank” Goodman Hernandez, SJ, longtime teacher of physics and computer science at Jesuit High School, Carmichael, Calif., entered into God’s peace April 11 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.
Kate Hannick, a Seattle University junior and economics and public affairs double major, has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, one of only 59 selected this year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Psychology doctoral student Liliana Campos Ramales won’t graduate for another two years, but she already knows the types of patients she wants to work with as a psychologist – undocumented residents who face constant fear of being discovered and deported.
Gonzaga University will welcome eight new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2022. The urban and community leaders from Spokane and the Tacoma-Seattle area will receive full-tuition, full-need, four-year scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.
The Board of Directors of Verbum Dei High School announced the appointment of Father Stephen A. Privett, SJ, as president. Father Privett will lead the Catholic boys high school that has been acclaimed for providing its South Central Los Angeles students a rigorous college prep curriculum for more than five decades.
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