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As the one-year anniversary approaches of Pope Francis’ ground breaking encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si': On the Care for Our Common Home," Jesuits and the collaborators have made much progress on climate change counter-measures as a moral imperative, and yet, there is much more to do.

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Maryland Province Jesuits Provincial, Fr. Robert Hussey, SJ, along with his brother Jesuit provincials from the U.S., Canada and Latin America, met in El Salvador with Father General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, to discuss a wide range of social justice issues and opportunities.

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Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, a peace activist and writer, died on April 30 at age 94. An acclaimed poet who for decades famously challenged U.S. Catholics to reject war and nuclear weapons, he wrote more than 50 books on Scripture, spirituality and resistance to war.

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In 1838, high-ranking Jesuits affiliated with Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to pay off debts, a tragic chapter in the school's history.

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Over ninety representatives of Jesuit social ministries gathered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for the Intercontinental Jesuit Gathering for Social and International Ministry.

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Fr. George R. Hohman, SJ, math professor, retreat director, minister and counselor, passed away on April 20, 2016.

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The Sant’ Andrea Society of Scranton, PA, hosted its 73rd Gala on Friday, April 15 to benefit the Formation Fund of the Maryland Province Jesuits.

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In light of a recent New York Times article regarding Georgetown University's sale of slaves in 1838, the Maryland Province Jesuits discusses its participation in this dark chapter of American culture and how the university and the Society of Jesus are tirelessly working towards reconciliation.

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Fr. Thomas P. Martin, SJ, former Parochial Vicar at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, PA, and Fr. Raymond T. Gawronski, SJ, author and teacher of Theology, both died on April 14, 2016.

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April 17 marks the World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2016. The purpose of this special day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to “Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest."

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Cold, wet weather couldn't hold back more than a hundred runners from coming out to Patterson Park in Baltimore on April 9 for the Runners For Others Ignation 5K to benefit local Jesuit social ministry programs.

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Pope Francis releases the highly anticipated "Amoris Laetitia," his reflection on the family.

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Kris Jenkins, a 2013 graduate from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC, sinks the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to help hand Villanova its second National Championship.

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Hallelujah - He has risen! Here is a list of Ignatian Easter reflections, including one from the noted Jesuit poet Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins, to share as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.

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Fr. Kevin O'Brien, SJ, Georgetown University's Vice President of Mission and Ministry will become the new Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, effective August 1, 2016.

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Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa on Sept. 4, in Rome later this year. This day is significant because it will be during the celebration of the Jubilee for volunteers and workers of mercy and Mother Theresa has come to be a symbol of God's mercy for the poor and discarded of this world.

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The original Georgetown Prep library, located at the north end of its oldest building, has officially had its name restored in honor of St. Robert Southwell, SJ, a Jesuit martyred in 1595 who Prep president, Fr. Scott Pilarz, SJ, knows quite a bit about.

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From the United States to Chile to Samoa, Fr. Joe Mccluskey, SJ, taught school, counseled students, and directed nearly a thousand retreats. Most recently serving at Gonzaga College High School, he will be missed by all.

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Pope Francis personally responds to questions from kids in his first children’s book, published by Jesuit-run Loyola Press.

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After a hard-fought illness, Fr. Bruce Bidinger, SJ, died just a few days shy of his 64th birthday. He will be remembered most by the countless students and faculty at the Jesuit schools where he accomplished so much in Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Scranton.

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Fr. Jack Podsiadlo, SJ, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond recently spent a day helping an immigrant parishioner navigate the necessary hurdles at the local ICE office. He recounts his experience here.

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A newly published book by Jesuit Fathers William J. Byron, SJ, and James L. Connor, SJ, helps people recognize their capacity for leadership while effectively serving others.

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Pope Francis visits Mexico for the first time in his papacy. The historic trip to the second most populous Catholic country in the world will culminate with an outdoor Mass in Ciudad Juárez, on Mexico’s northern border, across from El Paso, Texas.

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As director of mission for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, Fr. Leo O’Donovan, SJ, will increase awareness of JRS/USA's message globally. Meet Fr. O'Donovan and learn more about JRS/USA, the major refugee outreach arm of U.S. Jesuits and their institutional ministries.

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A look back at the momentous life of this great Jesuit leader. Pedro Arrupe was the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (1965 - 1983), dedicating his life to serving the poor.

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