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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 in Canada and the U.S.

Jesuit Fathers Arturo Araujo, Sammy Chong, Don Doll, Michael Flecky, Eugene Geinzer, Oscar Magnan, Dennis McNally, Trung Pham, Nicholas Rashford, Brad Reynolds, Michael Tunney, and Josef Venker are being featured in the “Jesuit Spirit in the Arts” 40th Anniversary Exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery.

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Jesuit Father Jack O’Callaghan won the first annual AMDG Award by the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, for someone whose life and work is unmistakably “for the greater glory of God."

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A play by Jesuit Father John Conley, “Adele and Lancelot Bake a Cake,” was performed in a staged reading at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. A political farce, the play features two White House pastry chefs preparing an unusual dessert for the newly inaugurated President Sarah Palin and Vice President Anthony Weiner. Fr. Conley holds the Henry J. Knott Chair of Philosophy and Theology at Loyola University Maryland.


"The Jesuit Emblem in European Context” is the latest book co-authored by Jesuit Father Richard Dimler, professor emeritus of emblem studies at Fordham University, and Peter Daly, professor emeritus of German at McGill University, that sets out to understand the Jesuit emblems in the context of the production of emblems in Europe.

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Jesuit Father Ken Gavin, Assistant International Director of Jesuit Refugee Service, was honored with the Grace Kobbe Tevis Award for Extraordinary Service for his work with refugees and displaced people worldwide.

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Jesuit Father Charles Gallagher, associate professor of history at Boston College, was awarded the William J. Lowenberg Memorial Fellowship on America, the Holocaust and the Jews from the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Jesuit Father Daniel Hendrickson, president of Creighton University in Omaha, was honored for his role as a founding member of the first Alpha Sigma Nu chapter in Europe. His brother Jesuit Father Scott Hendrickson, assistant professor in the department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola University Chicago, was inducted as an honorary member.

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Jesuit Father Joseph O'Keefe, rector of Ciszek Hall at Fordham University, has been reappointed to the National Assessment Governing Board, which offers objective data on student performance in nearly a dozen subjects to the public and to education policymakers at the national, state and local levels.

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Jesuit Father Bill O'Malley has two new books available: “You'll Never Be Younger: A Good News Spirituality for Those Over 60” (read more here) and “Being There: The Parables of Jesus in a Different Voice” (read more here).

     

Jesuit Father Joseph G. Marina has been named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.

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Jesuit Father James Martin received New Ways Ministry’s Bridge Building Award in recognition of his ministry of communication to expand the dialogue on LGBT issues in the Catholic Church. Read more. 

He also received the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award from Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR) for his leadership in the Catholic community.

 

     

"Ruined for Life," an autobiography by the late Jesuit Father John "Jack" Morris, founder of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, was recently published through the help of his associate Barbara Underwood Scharff.

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Jesuit Father Erik Oland was named the new provincial of Jesuits in French Canada and Haiti. He previously served as the master of novices at the Jesuit novitiate for French and English Canada in Montreal since 2008.

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Jesuit Father John Padberg was presented with the George E. Ganss, S.J. Award, recognizing a person's significant scholarly contributions to the field of Jesuit Studies.

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"The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton,” co-edited by Jesuit Father Patrick Samway, professor emeritus of English at Saint Joseph's University, has received Forward magazine's Silver Award, focusing on books published by university presses and independent publishers.

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Jesuit Father Thomas Smolich, International Director of Jesuit Refugee Service, was honored with the CRISPAZ Peace Award for embodying the preferential option for the poor through his work for the promotion of peace and social justice.

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Jesuit Father Jeffrey von Arx was appointed superior of the LaFarge House Jesuit Community in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At the completion of his term as president of Fairfield University in December 2016, Fr. von Arx will assume the new position on Jan. 1, 2017.

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Recent News

February 16, 2017 — The Society of Jesus' 36th General Congregation took place from October 2 – November 12, 2016. The gathering produced a new Superior General, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, of Venezuela, and a number of documents and decrees to guide the future of the Society.

Throughout the upcoming Lenten season, more than 30 writers from throughout the national Jesuit network, including Father Greg Boyle, SJ, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, will explore response to injustice through a daily blog series titled "Rise Up: A Lenten Call to Solidarity."

Father Sean Carroll, SJ, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative, reflects on the plight of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, who was deported from the U.S. to Mexico and separated from her two teenage children, both of them U.S. citizens.

Brother Leonard John Sullivan, SJ, entered into God’s peace February 8 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 90 and had been a Jesuit brother for 72 years.

An emerging trend in legal services is the “low bono” practice, in which lawyers offer reduced fees to low- and moderate-income clients. Seattle University School of Law launched an innovative program in 2013 to help prepare lawyers who can fill this need.

The 41 members of the University of San Francisco’s (USF) Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a resolution backing the recent statements and actions by USF President Father Paul J. Fitzgerald, SJ, to protect USF students participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The University of San Francisco will host civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. for a community conversation as part of USF’s African American History Celebration.

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