• The story of the 26 year-old Filipino Jesuit on the road to sainthood

    The story of the 26 year-old Filipino Jesuit on the road to sainthood

    • Aug 2, 2017

    The initial work for the canonization of Brother Richie Fernando, a 26-year-old Jesuit seminarian from the Philippines who died protecting his Cambodian students from a hand grenade, has started. The recent changes to sainthood qualifications made by Pope Francis opened up the door for giving the halo to more men and women martyred for being a witness to Jesus.

  • To understand Pope Francis, you have to understand the Jesuits

    To understand Pope Francis, you have to understand the Jesuits

    • Jun 27, 2017

    Father Brian Reedy, a US Navy Reserve chaplain who is pursuing a doctorate in philosophical theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, examines the Jesuit influence in Pope Francis by taking into account the teachings of St. Ignatius and addresses the pope’s perceived “ambiguity” in his sayings and writings.

  • Nigerian priest shares harrowing story of being kidnapped

    Nigerian priest shares harrowing story of being kidnapped

    • Jun 12, 2017

    A Nigerian Jesuit priest and director of a local spirituality center tells the grueling story of being kidnapped, beaten and ransomed by Fulani herdsmen, a notoriously violent group whose clashes with farmers have killed thousands of people in Nigeria over the past two decades.