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Some might think there's nothing a 75-year-old Jesuit priest could teach a bunch of twenty-somethings when it comes to technology. They clearly haven't met Father Jim Reites.

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Newly ordained Jesuit Phillip Ganir says thanks to community that ‘nourished and sustained’ him

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In less than a month, 2,000 young adults from around the world will gather in Brazil for MAGIS 2013, a Jesuit-sponsored immersion experience leading up to World Youth Day.

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In letters to President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress, the nine provincials of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in the United States are calling for comprehensive and humane immigration reform.

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New bishop wants to serve Oakland as pope serves 'the whole church'

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In a move designed to improve strategic outcomes at Catholic schools in the Diocese of San Jose, more than 100 teachers and administrators at seven area Catholic schools will participate in a year of professional development to receive a new Certificate in Blended Learning.

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For most students, the pinnacle achievement in the classroom is getting an A. For the law students at Santa Clara University's Northern California Innocence Project, the goal is beyond academic: It's setting the wrongly convicted free. The class has helped exonerate 17 people since 2001.

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Santa Clara University will present Fr. Robert Mathewson, S.J., with an honorary Doctor of Education degree on June 15 at the university's 162nd undergraduate commencement ceremony in honor of his life’s work in Jesuit secondary education.

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What does it take to get a personal letter from the Pope? Just ask these guys ...

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Kevin K. Kumashiro, who is 43, will become dean of the University of San Francisco's School of Education in July. Mr. Kumashiro, who is a proponent of what he calls "anti-oppressive education," is a professor of education and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and president of the National Association for Multicultural Education.

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Fr. Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J., has been named the next president of the Jesuit Conference of the Society of Jesus. Fr. Kesicki, who was appointed by Father Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, will assume his new position August 1, 2014.

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The vision of the Kino Border Initiative (KBI), a binational organization that works in the area of migration on the U.S.-Mexico border, is simple in description: to help make humane, just, workable migration between the U.S. and Mexico a reality.

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Michael Kennedy, S.J., talks about the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative and his work with youth in the California prison system.

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Fr. Michael Barber, S.J., 58, a member of the California Province of the Society of Jesus and director of spiritual formation at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Mass., has been named Bishop of Oakland.

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Two Brophy College Preparatory students have earned awards for excellence in statistics and journalism.

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Lisa Kloppenberg will be appointed to a five-year term as the next dean of the Santa Clara University School of Law starting July.

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A one-ton granite statue of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe, the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was installed at the University of San Francisco in March as part of the university’s Pedro Arrupe Week celebration.

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At a Capitol Hill hearing yesterday, Jesuit Father Sean Carroll, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative (KBI), testified about a new report that’s shedding light on disturbing cases of family separation caused by current U.S. immigration policy.

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The diverse works of four contemporary Jesuit artists are currently being showcased at an exhibit at the University of San Francisco’s Manresa Gallery. “Spiritual Practices: Meditations on Faith” is an exploration of the visual art practices of Jesuit Fathers Arturo Araujo, Thomas Lucas, Trung Pham and Josef Venker.

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The interest in the new pope has been fueled by his obvious humility, his informality, his reaching out to the poor and his penchant for stripping down the layers of Renaissance garb that often engulfed his predecessors. He is a simple man with simple tastes.

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G-Dog, a documentary about Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., and Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, written and directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Vision), will make its theatrical debut.

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Jesuits repeat one of Christ's acts by washing the feet of inmates, as Pope Francis did for young Italian prisoners rather than for clerics as is the custom.

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“So what do you think of the new Pope?”

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Fr. Andrew Francis Maginnis, S.J., a Jesuit for 73 years and an ordained priest for 50 years passed away after a brief illness on March 17 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. He was 89.

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