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July 1, 2019 — The Jesuits in Honduras are denouncing the Honduran government’s repression of protests over the past two months.

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June 29, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John J. Kilgallen, SJ, who died on June 29, 2019. He was 85 years old. May he rest in peace.

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June 20, 2109 – A recent and disappointing development has occurred in Indianapolis between our sponsored high school, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. It is an issue important to all of us: the governance autonomy regarding employment decisions of institutions sponsored by the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus as recognized in church law which I believe should be taken into consideration as the Archbishop carries out his important responsibility for oversight of Catholic education in the archdiocese.

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June 5, 2019 —The Society of Jesus is proud to announce the ordination of 22 new priests in Canada, the U.S. and Haiti, including four from the Midwest Jesuits Province.

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June 4, 2019 — All 85 graduates will be continuing on with higher education—and all are the first generation in their family to do so.

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May 29, 2019 — Cristo Rey alum Cesar Muñoz ('07) has been named the founding principal for Cristo Rey Miami High School.

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May 22, 2019 — If Jacob Zelinski's learned anything in his experiences with heartbreak, it’s that you can’t have it all, but you can have songs at sunset that remind you of your brother.

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May 14, 2019 — Arrupe College celebrates the success of its first graduating class completing their bachelor’s degrees.

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May 6, 2019 - When I was in the third grade at a Catholic primary school in suburban Maryland, I happened upon a book about St. Isaac Jogues, the 17th century Jesuit missionary, getting flogged, flayed, and having his fingers chewed off on a mission to “New France.” At the time I couldn’t for the life of me understand why someone would choose to go through such an ordeal! Fast forward twenty-some years later, and I am a Jesuit brother living with Jesuits from India, Ecuador, Tanzania, and Wisconsin.

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May 6, 2019 — The author found an unexpected encounter with grace when he attended Mass celebrated by Fr. Larry Gillick, SJ.

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May 1, 2019 — Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, recently gave a speech about the collaboration between Jesuits with the laity.

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April 29, 2019 — Ask someone who's benefited from a Jesuit education or ministry about the Jesuits’ contributions, and you’ll hear answers like “Jesuits form men and women for others,” “they help people discern God’s presence in their lives,” and "they serve God by caring for and seeking justice for people on the margins.” But we don’t always give thought to how the Jesuits themselves benefit from being in the Society.

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April 23, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Theodore J. Hottinger, SJ, who died on April 22, 2019 at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 87 years old. May he rest in peace.

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April 21, 2019 — We turned to Twitter and challenged people to tell the story the resurrection of Jesus in exactly six words — no more. Boil the central truth of our faith down to its essence. What’s most important?

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April 12, 2019 — In the final days of Lent, Fr. Brian G. Paulson, SJ, provincial of the Midwest Jesuits, reflects on A Living Sacrifice of Praise.

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April 4, 2019 — His letter speaks directly to youth and young adults.

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April 1, 2019 — The USA Midwest Province Social Commission met in Chicago April 2-3, 2019, to reflect on past, present, and most importantly the future of the Jesuit social justice apostolate.

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March 27, 2019 — At 93, Fr. Urmston is officially retiring from Xavier University, but that does not mean he is ending his work for peace and justice.

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March 21, 2019 — Brian Becker led the Wildcats in basketball for the past 22 years and became the winningest basketball coach in SIHS history.

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March 11, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. M. Joseph Casey, S.J., who died at 11:17 p.m. (EST) on March 8, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 82 years old. May he rest in peace.

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March 6, 2019 — Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. The Ignatian family offers a wide array of resources to guide you through the next 40 days.

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March 4, 2019 — We invite you to join us in praying the Novena of Grace of Saint Francis Xavier (March 4-12).

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