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July 14, 2017 — Today is the feast of the first Native American saint, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks, who sought out Jesuit missionaries to baptize her because of how much their preaching moved her.

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July 12, 2017 — Only 13 of 49 complaints received responses.

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July 11, 2017 — The Campaign for Hospitality aims to build a greater culture of welcoming and compassion for those who migrate to the United States and Canada.

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July 6, 2017 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John (Jack) J. Kenealy, SJ, who died on Sunday, July 2, 2017. He was 90 years old. May he rest in peace.

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June 29, 2017 — The Midwest Jesuits' magazine won several Catholic Press Association Awards, including Best Magazine/Newsletter of the Year: Religious Order Magazine and Best Feature Article: Religious Order Magazine.

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June 28, 2017 — The Association of Catholic Publishers named Loyola Press's "Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World" the 2017 Book of the Year.

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June 27, 2017 — Father Martin focuses on the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in “Building a Bridge.”

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June 21, 2017 — Today is the feast day of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, an Italian Jesuit known for his courage in serving the sick and his dedication to the education of young students.

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June 21, 2017 — St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, is hiring a new president to succeed Fr. Timothy Howe, SJ. The new president will begin July 1, 2018, and will serve as St. X's chief executive officer.

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June 20, 2017 — On the day Fr. Wally Stohrer, SJ, was ordained a priest, the renowned theologian Fr. Karl Rahner, SJ, told him, “Now you must decide every day for the rest of your life what kind of priest you are going to be.”

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June 16, 2017 — Today is the feast day of St. John Francis Regis, a 17th-century French Jesuit known for his zealous missionary efforts and his care for the poor and marginalized.

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June 13, 2017 — The group advises reduced militarization.

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June 8, 2017 — The Communications Office of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus is seeking a communications specialist to produce, edit, and curate print and electronic content; manage projects and new outreach initiatives; and oversee social media channels.

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June 5, 2017 — Today marks the official establishment of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus. Father Brian Paulson, SJ, first provincial of the new province, shares his vision for the burgeoning province in a new interview.

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June 3, 2017 – The Midwest Jesuits are celebrated the ordination of 13 new Jesuit priests at Masses in Milwaukee and Parma, Ohio.

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June 2, 2013 - We give thanks for our jubilarians of 2017, especially our Golden Jubilarians. The generous and faith-filled lives of service they have offered and continue to offer the Church and the Society are an inspiration to all of us.

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May 30, 2017 — More than 65 presidents of Catholic colleges and universities — including Marquette University and Xavier University — urged Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to protect undocumented students.

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May 30, 2017 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Br. John F. Buchman, SJ, who died on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. He was 83 years old. May he rest in peace.

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May 30, 2017 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John D. Cuddigan, SJ, who died on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. He was 87 years old. May he rest in peace.

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May 18, 2017 — Joseph Simmons, SJ, discussed the gifts and graces of Jesuit education at Jesuit Nation in Milwaukee.

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May 16, 2017 — Luke Hansen did not even know what a Jesuit was until a game of darts in college, when he met a priest who encouraged him to apply to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Years later, Luke is preparing for ordination as a Jesuit priest after accompanying former Guantánamo Bay prisoners in Bermuda and serving all over the country.

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May 11, 2017 — Irish Jesuit Fr. John Sullivan, remembered for his healing prayers, will be beatified on May 13 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Dublin.

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May 11, 2017 — Fr. William Blazek, SJ, has been named national director of The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, succeeding Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, who served for 14 years.

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May 3, 2017 — Students at the Jesuit school near Chicago went through a refugee camp simulation and met former refugees during this year's Solidarity Week.

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