Former USF President Fr. John P. Schlegel, SJ, entered into God’s peace Nov. 15, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Fr. Schlegel was USF’s 26th president and best known for growing the university’s enrollment, expanding student and faculty diversity, and successfully leading USF’s largest fundraising campaign to that point.
There’s a scene in “On the Waterfront” that still thrills Brother Michael Breault, SJ. Karl Malden, playing a character based on an actual Jesuit priest, stands in the hold of a cargo ship, over the body of a murdered longshoreman. Speaking directly to the mobsters watching from above, Malden calls the murder “a crucifixion.” When a thug yells that the priest should go back to his church, Malden roars, “Boys, this is my church!”
The California Province of the Society of Jesus has launched a new website to deliver an enhanced user experience while bringing visitors closer to the outreach and ministries of the province and Jesuits throughout the world.
Twenty Jesuits were ordained as deacons at Masses in Massachusetts and California in October. For a Jesuit in formation, ordination to the diaconate is the last step before priestly ordination in the Society of Jesus.
Bill Lockyear, longtime chief financial officer of the Oregon Province who is retiring later this year, was awarded the province's John Traynor Award for his decades of dedicated service to the Northwest Jesuits.
Father Paul F. “Cappy” Capitolo, SJ, long-time teacher and student counselor at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, entered into God’s peace September 29 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 80.