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February 22, 2015 — After more than eight months in captivity, Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar has been released from Afghanistan.

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The migrants begin gathering just after daybreak. Women with young children in tow, men in wool caps and faded hoodies. Others still wearing the bright orange uniforms they were issued in prison. Few speak. Most look down at their feet. Hours earlier they had been on the other side of the border, where they had been living illegally in the United States. But now, after their deportation to Mexico, they're lining up outside El Comedor — the dining room — in search of food, clothing and help.

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Father Max Oliva, SJ, has announced the publication of his newest book that explores the 10 Commandments and how they touch peoples’ lives today. Titled “The Ten Commandments for Everyday Life,” this down-to-earth book, the sixth by Fr. Oliva, is rooted in scripture and shares real-life stories that are both inspirational and practical.

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February 6, 2015 — In a letter to U.S. Representatives and Senators, the Jesuits of Canada and the United States urged Congress to reject amendments to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill that will hurt immigrants.

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The most predictable Washington ritual is the president’s State of the Union address. This civic liturgy includes an entrance procession of the Senate, Cabinet and Supreme Court followed by the president, who declares the union “strong” and offers his policies to make it stronger.

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February 5, 2015 — Pope Francis will become the first pope to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress on September 24, House Speaker John Boehner announced today.

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On January 23rd, Vice President Joe Biden made an impromptu visit to Homeboy Industries in the afternoon.

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January 19, 2015 — In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a gathering of over 500 people at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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A letter from Pope Francis recognizing the work of youth ministry group Kino Teens will be read aloud to the public at an upcoming event at Lourdes Catholic School in Nogales, Arizona.

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January 15, 2015 — The Jesuit Conference strongly condemns the addition of anti-immigrant amendments to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.

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January 15, 2015 — Next month, thousands of Jesuits and Ignatian partners will take part in IGNITING OUR VALUES, the Jesuits' prayer program for Lent 2015.

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Father Robert E. Griffin died Jan. 14, 2014, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif., at the age of 83.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has announced that nine percent of the 114th U.S. Congress are Jesuit college and university alumni/ae. Among the 535 Members, 48 are alumni/ae of Jesuit institutions: 11 in the Senate and 37 in the House of Representatives.

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Ready to curl up next to the fireplace with a good book this winter? Jesuit Father Raymond Schroth has just the reading list for you.

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January 1, 2015 — As the new year begins, the Jesuits invite you to reflect on 2014 with this Ignatian Annual Examen courtesy of Xavier University’s Jesuitresource.org.

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Father Richard T. Coz, SJ, died Friday, December 31, in Regis Infirmary at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, after a long illness. He was 86 years old.

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Dec. 28, 2014 — After a life of dedicated service to the Church and the Society of Jesus, Jesuit Archbishop Giuseppe Pittau died at age 86 in Tokyo on Dec. 26.

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December 25, 2014 — After returning to Seattle from Rome last month, Jesuit Father Stephen Sundborg was beginning to process the chain of events that placed him in the company of Pope Francis.

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A new 15-bed women’s shelter through Proyecto Pastoral’s Guadalupe Homeless Project (GHP) opened on December 3 as a pilot program in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, and the County Department of Mental Health (DMH).

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Brophy College Preparatory, a Jesuit high school located in Phoenix, is showing its support for immigrants in the area who will be impacted by President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

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Two Brophy College Preparatory seniors, Anthony Gutierrez and Martin Rodriguez Nunez, were recently awarded four-year scholarships to Columbia University and Tufts University through the prestigious QuestBridge program.

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Loyola High School, the oldest educational institution in Southern California, has released a video to commemorate its 150th anniversary.

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On December 8, Loyola high School in Los Angeles was honored to have Archbishop José Gomez visit campus and concelebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass with Loyola's Jesuit community.

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A General Congregation of the Society of Jesus is an event steeped in history and significance — but one that most people know nothing about. In the 474-year history of the Society, it’s happened only 35 times; that changed today when Father General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, Superior General of the Jesuits, convoked the 36th General Congregation.

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December 8, 2014 — Jesuit colleges and universities have developed programs specifically designed to train students for careers in lay ministry.

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