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October 1-11, 2017 Join the USA Maryland and Northeast provinces for a pilgrimage to Spain to visit landmarks associated with St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier.

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Father John A. Brady, SJ, longtime seminary and high school teacher and parish priest, entered into God’s peace March 15 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 98 years of age, a Jesuit for 80 years, and a priest for 67 years.

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Father Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ, has been re-appointed to a fifth five-year term as president of Seattle University by the university’s board of trustees. The board also took actions to strengthen the university’s socially responsible investing policies.

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Although National Catholic Sisters Week ends March 14, Women’s History Month continues through the remainder of March — and the women honored by various Jesuits could certainly be counted among those making history, in small but deeply meaningful ways.

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Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, superior general of the Society of Jesus, joined women and men from around the globe for Voices of Faith to mark International Women’s Day on March 8. Fr. Sosa gave the conference’s opening address, which celebrated and encouraged women's voices to be heard in the church and in the world.

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Gonzaga University is among the nation’s best-value universities for students seeking outstanding academics and superb career preparation at an affordable price with generous financial aid, The Princeton Review announced.

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For a record-setting 10th consecutive year, St. Ignatius Parish School (Sacramento) has won the Diocese of Sacramento’s Junior High Academic Decathlon. The team, is comprised of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.

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Four members of the Jesuit network gave voice to the voiceless at a Capitol Hill briefing on criminal justice, environmental justice, immigration, and poverty March 2 on Capitol Hill.

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Father Charles “Chuck” E. Schmitz, SJ, entered into God’s peace February 18 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 78 years old. A devoted priest and religious, “Padre Carlos” opened wide his heart to the needs, hopes, dreams, fears, and faith of the Spanish-speaking peoples of the Northwest.

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This spring, Jesuit colleges and universities are hosting community service projects in their local communities for alumni to volunteer together. Through meaningful events open to all Jesuit-educated alumni, graduates across the nation will engage in shared service that demonstrates the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education.

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CNN reports on the plight of immigrants and the work of the Jesuit-led Kino Border Initiative at the U.S./Mexico border town of Nogales, Ariz.

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March 1, 2017 — Today on Ash Wednesday, Jesuit Father Scott Santarosa, provincial of the Jesuits' Oregon Province, reflects on what Lent means to him.

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Loyola Marymount University has leased more than 50,000 square feet of space for its new LMU Playa Vista Campus, expanding the university’s Silicon Beach presence, President Timothy Law Snyder, PhD, announced February 10.

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The Jesuits of the U.S., together with the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation and St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, are deeply concerned by the recent decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Brophy College Preparatory announced that after an 8-month, nationwide search, its Board of Trustees has named Adria Renke as its 11th president since the founding of the school in 1928.

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Provincial Fathers Michael Weiler, SJ, and Scott Santarosa, SJ, have issued a joint statement denouncing President Trump's Executive Order on immigration.

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Jesuit Refugee Service/USA strongly opposes the Trump administration’s efforts to halt the resettlement of refugees to the United States, to reduce the number of refugees admitted annually, and to ban resettlement of certain nationalities.

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The Jesuits of Canada and the United States denounce the Trump administration’s Executive Order suspending and barring refugees and banning nationals of seven countries as an affront to our mission and an assault on American and Christian values.

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