- Oct 26, 2020
Pope Francis’s visit to the Jesuit headquarters in Rome on Sunday highlights not only his enduring close ties to the Society of Jesus, but the order is also where some of his greatest intellectual influences and closest papal allies can be found.
A cause for Spanish Basque Father Pedro Arrupe, who led the Jesuits from 1965-83, opens in Rome on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday, every province of Jesuits in the United States has released lists of names of credibly accused priests of abuse.
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.
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.
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.