April 22, 2019 — As we celebrate Earth Day today,
we are renewed in our call to care for creation and remember Pope Francis’ words
from his papal inauguration Mass: “Let us be protectors of creation, protectors
of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the
Pope Francis continued to call on all people to turn
away from a throwaway culture and to act on climate change as a moral
responsibility in his groundbreaking encyclical
in June 2015. The encyclical invites us as individuals, as institutions and as
a church to care for creation and to reconcile our relationship with God, creation
and one another.
This Earth Day, the Jesuits invite you to embrace this
challenge Pope Francis laid out in Laudato
Si’, using Ignatian, Catholic and faith resources to guide you.
The Catholic Climate Covenant is offering a one-hour educational program that includes prayers, readings, a short video and suggested activities on the theme of "All Creation Gives God Praise: Protecting Biodiversity in a Time of Climate Crisis."
May 13, 2019 - Fr. Paul J. Dugan SJ, was called to eternal life on May 11, 2019. He was born on March 20, 1924, in Buffalo, N.Y., entered the Society of Jesus on June 20, 1943, and was ordained on June 16, 1956, at Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y. He pronounced his final vows on August 15, 1959, at McQuaid Jesuit High School, Rochester, N.Y.
May 8, 2019 — Just six years after the founding of the Society of Jesus, Ignatius Loyola petitioned the pope to allow the admission of lay co-adjutors — or helpers — known more commonly as brothers. His request was approved, and brothers began to build the Society.
May 7, 2019 - In his most recent monthly prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his May intention: The Church in Africa. "Let us pray this month that the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent."
April 15, 2019 - Adam Rosinski, SJ, one of five Jesuits from the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces who will be ordained to the priesthood this June, offers a personal and heartfelt reflection on what Easter means to him.