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Seven Jesuit scholars are in Sunnyside for several weeks, running a camp at St. Joseph’s parish and assisting at the church.

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Father William F. Breault, S.J., artist, author, archivist, and teacher, died June 29 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 88.

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Fr. Ike Udoh, SJ, ordained to the priesthood on June 13, looks forward to serving God's people through the liturgy and sacraments.

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Today Pope Francis released his highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si': On the Care for Our Common Home," calling on all people worldwide to act on climate change as a moral responsibility.

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Father Tennant C. “Tenny” Wright, SJ, longtime professor of religious studies at Santa Clara University, died June 17, 2015 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 87.

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The Society of Jesus, the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, will ordain 28 Jesuits in Canada and the United States to the priesthood this summer — the largest group of new priests ordained by the Jesuits in more than 15 years.

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Seven men from the California and Oregon provinces who answered God's call were ordained as Jesuit priests at a Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood on June 13. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez served as the chief celebrant of the Mass. The seven are part of a larger group of 28 men ordained as Jesuit priests in the U.S. this summer.

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For over 50 years, Jesuit Father Joseph Retzel served Native American communities across Montana.

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Loyola's Sesquicentennial hit a high note on Tuesday, May 19th as Fr. Goethals, SJ '73 offered the Opening Prayer as Guest Chaplain at the House of Representatives.

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Father John J. Lo Schiavo, SJ, former president and chancellor of the University of San Francisco, died May 15, 2015 at Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 90, a Jesuit for nearly 73 years, and a priest for nearly 60 years.

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Father Gerald P. Sullivan, S.J., died Saturday, May 15, in Regis Infirmary at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, after a long illness. He was 78 years old.

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PHILADELPHIA Launching a "Year of Encounter with Pope Francis," social justice activists from around the country gathered here April 30-May 1, attempting to harness the momentum of a religious leader who, again and again, has focused attention on the poor and marginalized.

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When Oregon Jesuit Fr. Jack Bentz, began as campus minister at St. Paul’s Catholic Student Center at Boise State University last summer, he became the first Jesuit to hold that position in the school’s history. Now, he’s working to bring Ignatian spirituality to campus.

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May 12, 2015 — Last year, 21 Jesuits in Canada and the U.S. were called to final vows, and many took the opportunity to reflect on the greatest blessing of their Jesuit vocation.

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No sentence gets spoken more at Homeboy Industries than this one: “This is the longest I've ever been out.” It is a refrain uttered by formerly gang-involved and “serious and violent” felons, in government parlance. These are not the “nons,” the nonviolent and nonserious offenders, but those who are most likely to endanger public safety. Unless, of course, they can find a healing place of hope.

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The Kino Border Initiative, a Jesuit ministry on the U.S.-Mexico border, will be honored with a “Legacy of the Martyrs” Award from the Ignatian Solidarity Network on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in recognition of their ongoing commitment to affirming the dignity of those who migrate through accompaniment, advocacy, and education. The awards are part of ISN’s year-long commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Jesuits’ deaths, which kicked off with a delegation to El Salvador comprised of Jesuit institution representatives from across the U.S.

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April 27, 2015 — Jesuits are responding to the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 and has killed over 4,000 people.

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Thanks to a $55,825 grant from the Adams Mastrovich Family Foundation, Loyola Marymount University will send two full-time post-graduate volunteers to the Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota next academic year.

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The Ignatian Solidarity Network honored Sister Carol Keehan, president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), with the Robert M. Holstein “Faith Doing Justice Award” on April 16 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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The board of directors of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA) voted today to establish the Jesuit Schools Network of North America. The Jesuit Schools Network will replace JSEA as the organization charged with providing services and programming to the 80 Jesuit pre-secondary and secondary schools in the U.S. and Canada.

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Ignatian Solidarity Network recognizes Sr. Helen Prejean’s passionate advocacy against the death penalty with national leadership award

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Loyola High School of Los Angeles, celebrating its 150th anniversary as the oldest continually operated educational institution in Southern California, will hold an historic community service initiative with more than 1,000 participants at 100 sites on April 11.

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April 1, 2015 — Loyola Marymount University has elected Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., as the 16th president of the university. He will take on his new role beginning June 1, 2015.

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?For a record-setting eighth consecutive year, Sacramento's St. Ignatius Parish School is the winner of the Sacramento Junior High Academic Decathlon. No other school, in the 26-year history of the event has achieved this unprecedented success.

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Jesuit Father Sean Carroll, executive director of a bi-national ministry that accompanies migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, says the experience of walking across the border is extremely powerful: “You read about it, you hear about it, but the reality of walking across the border is very impactful.” Last month, Jesuit provincials from Canada, the United States, Central America and Mexico found that out for themselves when they visited Fr. Carroll’s ministry, the Kino Border Initiative (KBI), in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

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