Dolores Mission, a Jesuit parish and elementary school best known as the birthplace of Homeboy Industries, broke ground on August 7 for a new 6,500 sq. ft., two-story facility to better serve the Boyle Heights community.
Loyola High School of Los Angeles has promoted Ann Holmquist, EdD, to vice president for mission. She will provide leadership in the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and coordination of programs and activities to sustain and promote the school’s Catholic identity, Ignatian heritage, and Jesuit mission.
Thirty-six Jesuit novices in the United States, Canada and Haiti professed first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience this month. A novice spends two years at the novitiate for the first stage of Jesuit formation, culminating in first vows — a public profession of commitment to the Society of Jesus.
August 15 marked the centennial of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated for speaking out on behalf of the poor and oppressed in El Salvador. Blessed Romero was shot and killed March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass in a hospital chapel in San Salvador, during the country's civil war.
Reaffirming its commitment to social justice and environmental sustainability, Loyola Marymount University announced it has signed onto the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment.
Father William Kiley Stolz, SJ, longtime teacher and administrator in Jesuit high schools in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose, and the Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, entered into God’s peace on July 21 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.
A Santa Clara University School of Law alumna spends her days preparing legal strategies to help undocumented immigrants stay in the country, but at any moment, she could be picked up for deportation herself.
A new report from the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) and the Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. reveals the inadequacy of the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) complaint and oversight system in investigating abuse allegations by migrants.
The Campaign for Hospitality will expose the harsh realities associated with human migration and will include three main elements: encounter, understanding and action. Public awareness materials will be available to participants as well as education and advocacy resources and information for those interested in hosting migrants.
As chaplain to the Boston College baseball team, Fr. Christopher Calderón, SJ, leads the team on bended knee in prayer in shallow center field minutes before game time. In that same spot, immediately after most games, he and the players also engage in a Jesuit-style reflection.
With Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles David G. O’Connell presiding, the California and Oregon provinces of the Society of Jesus welcomed five new Jesuit priests to their ranks on June 10 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood.