Religious freedom is a fundamental human right of every person on earth. It has been recognized by international accords and by the Second Vatican Council. But religious liberty is under attack in many countries around the world.
Five men from diverse backgrounds and life experiences have answered God’s call and will be ordained as the newest priests of the California and Oregon provinces at a Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood on June 8.
Jesuit Father Chi Ngo first encountered the Jesuits not in high school or college, but at an Ignatian retreat — one that not only led him to his Jesuit vocation but also to his work as a spiritual director.
The California Community Colleges and The State Bar of California today announced a new initiative that will provide students at 24 community colleges a smoother pathway to six of California’s top law schools, including Santa Clara University School of Law.
The Society of Jesus, the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, is launching an innovative, interactive new vocations website, www.jesuitvocations.org, in the United States.
Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt, 75, who refused to leave war-torn Syria, instead staying in Homs to help the poor and homeless, was beaten by armed men and killed with two bullets to the head today, according to an email sent by the Jesuits' Middle East province to the Jesuit headquarters in Rome.
Father William R. Stoeger, SJ, astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, died March 24 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif., after a struggle with cancer. He was 70 years old and had been a member of the Society of Jesus for 52 years.
Father George V. Kennard, S.J., died February 27, 2014 at Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, after a brief illness. He was 94, a Jesuit for 76 years, and an ordained priest for 64 years.
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Loyola Institute for Spirituality (LIS), founded in 1997, is located in Orange, CA. LIS provides many programs and services for individuals, parishes, and dioceses throughout Southern California and beyond.