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February 16, 2017 — The Society of Jesus' 36th General Congregation took place from October 2 – November 12, 2016. The gathering produced a new Superior General, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, of Venezuela, and a number of documents and decrees to guide the future of the Society.

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The Jesuits of the U.S., together with the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation and St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, are deeply concerned by the recent decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Throughout the upcoming Lenten season, more than 30 writers from throughout the national Jesuit network, including Father Greg Boyle, SJ, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, will explore response to injustice through a daily blog series titled "Rise Up: A Lenten Call to Solidarity."

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Father Sean Carroll, SJ, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative, reflects on the plight of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, who was deported from the U.S. to Mexico and separated from her two teenage children, both of them U.S. citizens.

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Brother Leonard John Sullivan, SJ, entered into God’s peace February 8 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 90 and had been a Jesuit brother for 72 years.

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An emerging trend in legal services is the “low bono” practice, in which lawyers offer reduced fees to low- and moderate-income clients. Seattle University School of Law launched an innovative program in 2013 to help prepare lawyers who can fill this need.

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The 41 members of the University of San Francisco’s (USF) Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a resolution backing the recent statements and actions by USF President Father Paul J. Fitzgerald, SJ, to protect USF students participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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The University of San Francisco will host civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. for a community conversation as part of USF’s African American History Celebration.

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Brophy College Preparatory announced that after an 8-month, nationwide search, its Board of Trustees has named Adria Renke as its 11th president since the founding of the school in 1928.

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Provincial Fathers Michael Weiler, SJ, and Scott Santarosa, SJ, have issued a joint statement denouncing President Trump's Executive Order on immigration.

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Jesuit Refugee Service/USA strongly opposes the Trump administration’s efforts to halt the resettlement of refugees to the United States, to reduce the number of refugees admitted annually, and to ban resettlement of certain nationalities.

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The Jesuits of Canada and the United States denounce the Trump administration’s Executive Order suspending and barring refugees and banning nationals of seven countries as an affront to our mission and an assault on American and Christian values.

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Pondering what God may be calling you to do about a next step in life? Ignatian Companions in Discernment offers small groups of companions to help you apply principles of Ignatian discernment to your life decisions, developing a deeper practice of discernment.

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People make the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola for a variety of reasons, but for actor Andrew Garfield it was to help him prepare for a featured role of a Jesuit in the Martin Scorsese film “Silence.”

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January 26, 2017 — The Jesuits reaffirm our solidarity with migrants and calls upon elected officials to act with conscience.

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Father William Francis Cain, SJ, a long-time resident of Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, entered into God’s peace on January 14 at a San Jose hospital. He was 79.

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Condoleezza Rice, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post of Secretary of State, will speak at the University of San Francisco McLaren Complex on January 26.

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Survivors, advocacy groups, scholars, and law enforcement officials will gather at Loyola Marymount University January 24-26 for a multi-faceted symposium on issues surrounding sex and labor trafficking.

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January 18, 2017 — Jesuit Father Pat Conroy, who became the 60th chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011, could use your help — because “a lot of prayer is needed.”

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Father John J. Navone, SJ, entered into God’s peace December 25, 2016, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was 86.

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January 16, 2017 — On Jan. 13, Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, joined Centro Astalli in commemorating the International Day for Migrants and Refugees at the Church of the Gesù in Rome.

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January 13, 2017 — In honor of a great man, here are 31 inspirational Martin Luther King Jr. quotes.

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The Kino Border Initiative had a busy 2016, working on behalf of migrants and deportees to provide compassion and services to displaced persons, many of whom have been separated from their families.

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Brother Patrick Flannigan, SJ, entered into God’s peace January 3 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 76. A quiet, effective, and warm man and servant of God, Br. Flannigan exuded a deep joy to others in his dedicated work as a helper, guide, counselor, and manager of financial/temporal matters.

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January 11, 2017 — Ten percent of the 115th U.S. Congress are Jesuit college and university alumni/ae.

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