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November 9, 2018 — Speaking on behalf of all adult Catholics, Pope Francis formally closed the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 28 by asking young people for forgiveness.

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Oct. 31, 2018 - Today, the Jesuits East Facebook page of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces surpassed 10,000 Likes. For several years, the page has offered updates and invited followers to be part of a community of people united by a shared Ignatian identity.

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More than 700 men and women for others gathered at 24 parishes and schools for the fourth annual Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday Masses. They join the more than 2,000 men and women for others who have attended in previous years.

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with new Latino leadership recipients, an educational film series and a celebrity visit by Ernie G., a famous Latino empowerment comedian and motivational speaker.

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On October 14, Pope Francis canonized a pope and a martyr: Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador.

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On Sept. 27, friends of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces visited the Metropolitan Museum in New York City for a guided tour of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, led by Fr. Leo O’Donovan, SJ, president emeritus of Georgetown University.

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Pope Francis asked bishops to be bold, honest, open-minded, charitable and, especially, prayerful as they begin the three-week meeting.

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San Miguel (St. Michael) has special meaning for many Mexican parishioners at Sacred Heart Church in Richmond.

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Fr. Scott Pilarz, SJ, was inaugurated on Sept. 21 as the 27th president of the University of Scranton. Fr. Pilarz is no stranger to the university, having already served as the 24th president prior to leading Marquette University and Georgetown Prep.

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St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, our Jesuit parish in Raleigh, NC, is in the middle of some of the hardest hit areas from Hurricane Florence. They have asked that anyone wishing to donate to the efforts underway, please help via this link to Catholic Charities in Raleigh.

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August 24, 2018 — Read his full letter here.

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On October 20-21, 2018, join fellow Jesuit educated grads for Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday. The Masses will feature a reception afterward, where attendees can learn about volunteer programs, spiritual development opportunities and other ways to take part in the many offerings of Jesuit ministries.

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Fr. Joseph Tylenda, SJ, a professor of Theology and an author of several books, including a translation of the autobiography of St. Ignatius, has died at the age of 90.

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Twenty-six Jesuit novices in Canada and the United States professed first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

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If Dr. Seuss wrote the biography of St. Ignatius of Loyola, it would look like “Audacious Ignatius,” a new children’s book created by two longtime Jesuit educators.

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Fr. Francis Schemel, SJ, beloved campus minister and chaplain at Georgetown University, has died at the age of 93.

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Dr. Michael P. Mihalyo, Jr., current Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois, has been elected as the 12th President of Wheeling Jesuit University.

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Members of the Ignatian family joined thousands of others in cities across the country in protest of the separation of over two-thousand immigrant children from their families at the United States-Mexico border.

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The University of Scranton and the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY) recently started a pilot retreat program for formerly incarcerated children.

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The Honorable Brett Kavanaugh, a 1983 graduate of Georgetown Prep, has been nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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July 3, 2018 - IgnatianSpirituality.com, a service of Loyola Press, is offering 31 Days with St. Ignatius a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In honor of the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola on July 31, bookmark the site or sign up for emails containing daily articles, blog posts, and videos to help you explore the riches of Ignatian spirituality.

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Fr. John J. Martinez, SJ, beloved math teacher and pastor, dies at 86.

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Fr. Richard P. McHugh, SJ, teacher, pastor and spiritual director in India, dies at 88.

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Fr. Peter Clark, SJ, director of the Institute of Clinical Bioethics at Saint Joseph's University, led a discussion of ethical decision making for the medical staff at Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem, Palestine.

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Jesuit organizations denounce the Trump Administration’s “morally repugnant” policies and practices.

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