• Jesuit in Puerto Rico says hurricane devastation is ‘apocalyptic’

    Jesuit in Puerto Rico says hurricane devastation is ‘apocalyptic’

    • Sep 24, 2017

    For Jesuit Father Flavio Bravo, superior of the Society of Jesus’ Puerto Rico community, the most shocking material damage Hurricane Maria wrought was to the cross at the entrance of Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, the secondary school the Jesuits operate on the island: The 6-foot-5-inch cross was bent into a 45-degree angle by the hurricane’s forceful winds and now looks almost like a sword planted on the cement post.

  • Puerto Rico’s archbishop asks Congress for relief over debt crisis

    Puerto Rico’s archbishop asks Congress for relief over debt crisis

    • Aug 3, 2017

    Archbishop Roberto González Nieves of San Juan and Reverend Heriberto Martínez-Rivera, the Secretary General of Puerto Rico’s Bible Society, have written the U.S. Congress stating the territory’s economic crisis “continues to affect all of Puerto Rico’s people, in particular the poor and our children.”

  • Ex-priest sentenced to 15 years in prison on abuse charges

    Ex-priest sentenced to 15 years in prison on abuse charges

    • Jul 17, 2016

    A former priest in Puerto Rico named Floyd McCoy Jordan, who was laicized in 2015, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being unanimously found guilty by a jury last June for committing lewd acts against a 14-year-old minor from 2013-2014.