On Oct. 2, 2016, General Congregation 36 will convene in Rome. A general congregation is the supreme governing body of the Society of Jesus; GC36 was convoked by Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, 80, who has announced his intention to resign after serving as the Jesuit’s leader since 2008.
Sept., 6, 2016 - Pope Francis’ prayer intention for September 2016 is for a more human society. “Humanity is experiencing a crisis that is not only economic and financial, but is also ecological, educational, moral, and human,” says Pope Francis.
Sept. 2, 2016 — On Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, Pope Francis will canonize the “saint of the gutters,” Mother Teresa who was revered for ministering to the sick and dying in some of the world's poorest neighborhoods.
Aug. 31, 2016 - Last year, Fr. Tomas Frink, SJ, started his role as pastor of Saints Mary and Joseph Parish in Salem, N.H. From teaching the fundamentals of Ignatian Spirituality to setting up new ways to teach children at Mass and fostering dialogue on polarizing issues, he has found innovative ways to serve their needs during his first year as pastor.
Aug. 30, 2015 - Over 250 parishioners, family members and young adults gathered at St. Michael’s Church, in Buffalo, N.Y., for a special blessing ceremony at the Sunday evening Mass on Aug. 14. Fr. Fred Betti SJ, associate pastor of St. Michael’s Parish, write about the gathering.
Aug. 12, 2016 - Martin Scorsese, director of the upcoming film Silence - a harrowing tale about Jesuits in 1640s Japan - was the keynote speaker Jesuit Province Day, held at Fordham Prep. Scorsese was interviewed by Fr. James Martin, SJ, about his faith, his religious background and what drew him to this personal project.
August 9, 2016 - In his eighth Apostleship of Prayer video, Pope Francis speaks on his prayer intention of Sports. “Sports make it possible to build a culture of encounter among everyone for a world of peace,” says Pope Francis at the beginning of the video. “I dream of sports as the practice of human dignity, turned into a vehicle of fraternity.”
Aug. 9, 2016 - Nine Jesuit novices from the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces will profess their first vows in the Society of Jesus on Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, at Holy Cross Church, DeWitt, N.Y. They are Henoch Derbew, Thomas Elitz, Brendan Gottschall, Justin Grosnick, Kieran Halloran, Chia-Yang “C-Y” Kao, Joseph Lorenz, Jonathan Pennacchia and Nathan Sparks.
July 7, 2016 - After 11 years of leading Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia, Richard Espinal is moving on as executive director of the Jesuit social ministry that is devoted to helping northern Manhattan community members put their faith into action.
July 7, 2016 - In his seventh Apostleship of Prayer video, Pope Francis speaks on his prayer intention of Respect for Indigenous Peoples. "I want to be a spokesman for the deepest longings of indigenous peoples,” says Pope Francis, “and I want you to add your voice to mine in a heartfelt prayer that all will respect indigenous peoples, threatened in their identity and even in their existence."
July 1, 2016 - On June 24, 1841, Fordham University and Fordham Prep were founded together as St. John's College a small Catholic college in the Bronx. This year marks the 175th anniversary for both schools.
June 22, 2016- Learn about how three teachers were able to motivate the students and faculty of Cheverus High School to better care for the environment and how they’re inspiring other Jesuit high schools and middle schools to do the same.
June 15, 2016 - On June 11, the Most Reverend Terrence T. Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, ordained Jesuits Christopher Ryan and Kevin Spinale at the Fordham University Church. They were among the 20 Jesuits ordained priests in the U.S. and Canada at ceremonies this month.
June 15, 2016 - “Jesuits Transforming Lives,” the 2015 annual report publication published by the USA Northeast Province, was awarded First Place in the Best Annual Report for a Catholic Nonprofit Organization category of the 2016 Catholic Press Awards, sponsored by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada (CPA).