Br. Ralph Cordero, SJ, will join the staff of the Jesuit Novitiate of Saint Alberto Hurtado in St. Paul, Minn. He is currently in the USA Tertianship Program in Portland, Ore.
Fr. James Shea, SJ, is spending the semester on staff at the Jesuit Retreat House-Demontreville in Lake Elmo, Minn. In the fall, he will join the staff at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago.
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Fr. James Riley, SJ, (left) has joined the staff at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich., where he will assist Fr. John Libens, SJ, (right) the superior. Fr. Riley previously served as assistant to the president at University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy.
Fr. Charles Hofmann, SJ, has been missioned to pray for the Society of Jesus at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. He previously served in pastoral ministry and as a therapist at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
August 21, 2018 – As we reckon with the Grand Jury report on sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania and the failures of bishops to protect the children entrusted to their care, our hearts and prayers—first and foremost—are with the victim-survivors.
January 17, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Eugene F. Merz, SJ, who was called to eternal life on January 16, 2019, around 5:30 a.m. Gene died at Zilber Hospice in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was eighty-seven years old, a Jesuit for seventy years, and a priest for fifty-seven years.
January 16, 2019 — It was a homecoming fifty years in the making. In 2016, Fr. Casey Bukala, SJ, moved to the Colombiere Center near Detroit, where elder Jesuits live in community, receive the healthcare they need, and pray for the Church and the Society. It was not Fr. Bukala’s first time at Colombiere, however.
January 9, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John “Jack” R. Crocker, SJ, who died on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.