Father Anton J. “Sam” Renna, S.J., a beloved teacher, mentor, and spiritual and life guide at Brophy College Preparatory School for 45 years, died Friday, August 9, in Regis Infirmary at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, after a lengthy illness. He was 79 years old.
Lizbeth Mateo, who is registered to attend Santa Clara Law School in California this fall, took part in a risky border protest on July 22 with other activists who had all been brought illegally to the U.S. as children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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