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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
On December 3, the feast of St. Francis Xavier, the patron saint of missionaries and one of the first companions of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, the Society of Jesus celebrated a significant milestone: the establishment of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.
From the Sisters of St. Joseph to the Dominicans, from diocesan priests to Jesuits, religious vocations in the Catholic Church will be celebrated in 2015, which Pope Francis has named as the Year of Consecrated Life.
The Jesuits of the United States, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and the Kino Border Initiative, a bi-national border ministry in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, welcome President Obama’s announcement of temporary relief from deportation for as many as five million of our community members.