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A new directive from Washington may keep children of undocumented parents with their mom and dad and out of the foster care system.

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Loyola High School of Los Angeles, the oldest secondary school in Southern California, announced that Fr. E. Joseph O’Keefe, S.J., was named associate director of advancement.

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San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the city's Human Rights Commission honored USF Diversity Scholar Clarence B. Jones at an event Aug. 20, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Proyecto Pastoral is pleased to manage the Aliso Pico Recreation Center

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Father Anton J. “Sam” Renna, S.J., a beloved teacher, mentor, and spiritual and life guide at Brophy College Preparatory School for 45 years, died Friday, August 9, in Regis Infirmary at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, after a lengthy illness. He was 79 years old.

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The California Province of the Society of Jesus has introduced a new series of Mass cards for weddings, anniversaries, and the birth of children.

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Lizbeth Mateo, who is registered to attend Santa Clara Law School in California this fall, took part in a risky border protest on July 22 with other activists who had all been brought illegally to the U.S. as children.

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In 2002, Verbum Dei High School in Watts began accepting only low-income students and doubling up on core classes. It's working.

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Some might think there's nothing a 75-year-old Jesuit priest could teach a bunch of twenty-somethings when it comes to technology. They clearly haven't met Father Jim Reites.

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Newly ordained Jesuit Phillip Ganir says thanks to community that ‘nourished and sustained’ him

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In less than a month, 2,000 young adults from around the world will gather in Brazil for MAGIS 2013, a Jesuit-sponsored immersion experience leading up to World Youth Day.

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In letters to President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress, the nine provincials of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in the United States are calling for comprehensive and humane immigration reform.

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New bishop wants to serve Oakland as pope serves 'the whole church'

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In a move designed to improve strategic outcomes at Catholic schools in the Diocese of San Jose, more than 100 teachers and administrators at seven area Catholic schools will participate in a year of professional development to receive a new Certificate in Blended Learning.

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For most students, the pinnacle achievement in the classroom is getting an A. For the law students at Santa Clara University's Northern California Innocence Project, the goal is beyond academic: It's setting the wrongly convicted free. The class has helped exonerate 17 people since 2001.

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Santa Clara University will present Fr. Robert Mathewson, S.J., with an honorary Doctor of Education degree on June 15 at the university's 162nd undergraduate commencement ceremony in honor of his life’s work in Jesuit secondary education.

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What does it take to get a personal letter from the Pope? Just ask these guys ...

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Kevin K. Kumashiro, who is 43, will become dean of the University of San Francisco's School of Education in July. Mr. Kumashiro, who is a proponent of what he calls "anti-oppressive education," is a professor of education and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and president of the National Association for Multicultural Education.

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Fr. Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J., has been named the next president of the Jesuit Conference of the Society of Jesus. Fr. Kesicki, who was appointed by Father Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, will assume his new position August 1, 2014.

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The vision of the Kino Border Initiative (KBI), a binational organization that works in the area of migration on the U.S.-Mexico border, is simple in description: to help make humane, just, workable migration between the U.S. and Mexico a reality.

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Michael Kennedy, S.J., talks about the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative and his work with youth in the California prison system.

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Fr. Michael Barber, S.J., 58, a member of the California Province of the Society of Jesus and director of spiritual formation at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Mass., has been named Bishop of Oakland.

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Two Brophy College Preparatory students have earned awards for excellence in statistics and journalism.

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Lisa Kloppenberg will be appointed to a five-year term as the next dean of the Santa Clara University School of Law starting July.

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A one-ton granite statue of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe, the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was installed at the University of San Francisco in March as part of the university’s Pedro Arrupe Week celebration.

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