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Pope Francis Appoints Jesuit Father Robert Geisinger as Promoter of Justice September 10, 2014 — Pope Francis has appointed US Jesuit Father Robert J. Geisinger as the Promoter of Justice at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In this role, Fr. Geisinger will serve as the Vatican's chief prosecutor of sex abuse crimes. The position also involves monitoring the procedures that national bishops' conferences have in place for dealing with abuse accusations and handling the dismissal from the priesthood of those guilty of sexual abuse. Fr. Geisinger succeeds Father Robert W. Oliver, whohas been appointed Secretary to the Vatican Commission for theSafeguarding of Minors. A member of the Chicago-Detroit Province Jesuits, Fr. Geisinger has been serving in Rome since 2001 as general procurator for theSociety of Jesus—the chief in-house canonical adviser to JesuitSuperior General Father Adolfo Nicolás. Born in Parma, Ohio, in 1958, Fr. Geisinger received degreesin English literature, philosophy, and canon law; he also holds aMaster of Divinity degree. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1981and was ordained to the priesthood in 1991. Fr. Geisinger has also worked as associate chancellor of theChicago Archdiocese and as a presiding judge on the archdiocese’smetropolitan tribunal.
Father Geisinger
Pope Francis Appoints Jesuit Father Robert Geisinger
as Promoter of Justice

September 10, 2014 — Pope Francis has appointed US Jesuit Father Robert J. Geisinger as the Promoter of Justice at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In this role, Fr. Geisinger will serve as the Vatican's chief prosecutor of sex abuse crimes. The position also involves monitoring the procedures that national bishops' conferences have in place for dealing with abuse accusations and handling the dismissal from the priesthood of those guilty of sexual abuse. Fr. Geisinger succeeds Father Robert W. Oliver, whohas been appointed Secretary to the Vatican Commission for theSafeguarding of Minors. A member of the Chicago-Detroit Province Jesuits, Fr. Geisinger has been serving in Rome since 2001 as general procurator for theSociety of Jesus—the chief in-house canonical adviser to JesuitSuperior General Father Adolfo Nicolás. Born in Parma, Ohio, in 1958, Fr. Geisinger received degreesin English literature, philosophy, and canon law; he also holds aMaster of Divinity degree. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1981and was ordained to the priesthood in 1991. Fr. Geisinger has also worked as associate chancellor of the Chicago Archdiocese and as a presiding judge on the archdiocese’s metropolitan tribunal.




  Fr. James Grummer
Fr. James Grummer, SJ, will relinquish the office of regional assistant but will continue to serve as assistant ad providentiam, general counselor, and admonitor of Father General.

  Fr Joseph Daust
Fr. Joseph Daoust, SJ, completed his service as general counselor on September 4, 2014, and is on a sabbatical.

  Fr. Juan Carlos Morante, SJ,
Fr. Miguel Cruzado, SJFr. Juan Carlos Morante, SJ, (left) has been appointed provincial of the Peru Province,after having served as president of the Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya in Peru. He succeeds Fr. Miguel Cruzado, SJ, (right) who was appointed by the Father General to be general counselor and regional assistant for Southern Latin America.

  Fr. Joseph Oduor Afulo, SJ,
Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, SJFr. Joseph Oduor Afulo, SJ, PhD, (left) has been appointed provincial of the Eastern Africa Province of the Society of Jesus (AOR). Fr. Afulo was principal at Hekima College in Nairobi, Kenya. He succeeds Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, SJ, (right) who will be on sabbatical, then will hold the Francis C. Wade, SJ, Chair at Marquette University in the
2015–16 school year.

In The United States
 
  Thomas Hoy

Thomas Hoy has been named the third president of Jesuit Academy in Omaha,Nebraska, effective January 1, 2015. Hoy succeeds Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ, who will remain in office through the school year, then will serve on the vocations team for the Midwest Jesuits.

  Fr. James Ackerman, SJ
Fr. Jim Ackerman, SJ,is teaching theology at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL, after serving as chaplain at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago.

  Fr. Kent Beausoleil, SJ
Fr. Kent Beausoleil, SJ,is now associate dean of student development at Marquette University.Previously he was associate pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Cincinnati.

  Fr. Pat Casey, SJ, (Peru) is now serving in Chicago as part-time chaplain at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in addition to his current ministry at St. Procopius Parish.
Fr. Pat Casey, SJ, (Peru) is now serving in Chicago as part-time chaplain at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in addition to his current ministry at St. Procopius Parish.

  Fr. Harry Gensler, SJ, is teaching philosophy at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) after serving as a visiting professor at LUC and Marquette University.
Fr. Harry Gensler, SJ, is teaching philosophy at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) after serving as a visiting professor at LUC and Marquette University.

  Fr. Mark Henniger, SJ Fr. Mark Henniger, SJ, has been assigned pastoral care chaplain at Loyola UniversityHealth System. He previously was a professor of medieval philosophy at Georgetown University.

  Fr. Paul O’Connor, SJ, now oversees faculty formation and teaches at St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, where he also teaches religion.
Fr. Paul O’Connor, SJ, now oversees faculty formation and teaches at St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, where he also teaches religion.

  Fr. Richie Salmi, SJ, serves as head of the London Centre at Fordham University following a sabbatical.
Fr. Richie Salmi, SJ, serves as head of the London Centre at Fordham University following a sabbatical.

  Fr. Charles Burns, SJ
Fr. Charles Burns, SJ was missioned to serve at St. Camillus

  Fr. Theodore Hottinger, SJ
Fr. Theodore Hottinger, SJ was missioned to serve at St. Camillus


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