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Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Joan Rosenhauer to serve as the first woman in the role of executive director, leading the organization into a new era during a critical time for refugees.

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Father Mitch Pacwa, SJ, is hosting a new Bible-based show, "Scripture and Tradition," that debuts today on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). The show replaces one of Fr. Pacwa's previous series, "Threshold of Hope.”

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July 20- August 1, 2019 Bilbao and Barcelona, Spain, and Rome highlight this 13-day pilgrimage which traces the footsteps of St. Ignatius.

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Father Thomas Reese, SJ, and other religious and laypersons were arrested February 27 for standing up for Dreamers in Washington, D.C. Read the story and watch the video.

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On January 28, the community at St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Parish and School celebrated the installation of Pastor Father George V. Wanser, SJ, by Phoenix Diocese Bishop Thomas Olmsted.

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Fr. Bill Muller, SJ, executive director of the Jesuit Schools Network, this week added his name to the growing outcry over yet another school massacre. In letters to President Trump and Congressional leaders, Fr. Muller wrote, “We cannot risk another young life because of inaction.”

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Father Gerald John Lentz, SJ, entered into God’s peace February 17, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 89 and had been a member of the Jesuit order for 71 years, and an ordained priest for 58 years.

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Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, marks the beginning of Lent, and the Ignatian family has a wide array of resources for prayer and reflection to help guide you through the next 40 days. Bookmark this page and direct others to jesuits.org/lent, as we will continue to update it as resources become available.

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February 12, 2018 — Several athletes competing in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, have ties to Jesuit colleges and universities.

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Rubén Solario has been named the next president of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools in San Jose.

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More than 1,200 well-wishers attended a January 27 celebration of the 80th birthday of Father Gerald T. Wade, SJ, chancellor, alumnus, and former president of Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose).

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In 2017, the Society of Jesus stood in solidarity with people on the margins of society, advocated for immigrants and Dreamers, worked with the poor, stood up for the environment, and welcomed dozens of new Jesuit priests and brothers across the U.S., and Canada.

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The Most Rev. José H. Gomez, archbishop of Los Angeles, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Loyola Marymount University January 30.

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On Jan. 19, more than 800 students from Jesuit schools from across the United States gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Jesuit Mass for Life.

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January 22 will mark 45 years since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision made abortion legal in the United States, and today the Society of Jesus in the U.S. is asking Jesuits and their collaborators to continue to stand in solidarity with the unborn and with mothers in difficult situations.

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Seattle University President Father Stephen Sundborg, SJ, has been known throughout the Puget Sound region and beyond as a leader dedicated to academic rigor, service, and the promotion of justice.

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The uniquely historical stained glass windows in LMU’s Sacred Heart Chapel can now be viewed without entering the building by visiting a new website.

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Sean Reilly, a 2016 Santa Clara University environmental science and biology major, has been named one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2018.

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LMU has kicked off a program that helps community college transfer students earn performance-based scholarships to the university.

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January 1, 2018 — As the new year begins, Jesuits.org invites you to reflect on 2017 with this Ignatian Annual Examen courtesy of Xavier University’s Jesuitresource.org.

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Jesuits West Province announced a new prison ministry – Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative Northwest (JRJINW) – which brings Ignatian retreats and prayer to inmates at correctional facilities in the Northwest.

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December 17, 2017 — In honor of Pope Francis' 81st birthday today, here are 81 things the Jesuits love about Pope Francis.

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Father John P. McBride, SJ, veteran of the 75th Infantry Division during WW II who saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and helped in the liberation of France before becoming a teacher, pastor, and chaplain throughout the Northwest, entered into God’s peace October 20.

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Shane Martin, PhD, has been selected as the next provost of Seattle University. Martin currently serves as dean of both the School of Education and Graduate Studies at Loyola Marymount University and will join Seattle University June 18, 2018.

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A year following his death, the late Jesuit Superior General Father Peter-HansKolvenbach, SJ, has been honored with the launch of a new website.

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