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January 22 will mark 45 years since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision made abortion legal in the United States, and today the Society of Jesus in the U.S. is asking Jesuits and their collaborators to continue to stand in solidarity with the unborn and with mothers in difficult situations.

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Seattle University President Father Stephen Sundborg, SJ, has been known throughout the Puget Sound region and beyond as a leader dedicated to academic rigor, service, and the promotion of justice.

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The uniquely historical stained glass windows in LMU’s Sacred Heart Chapel can now be viewed without entering the building by visiting a new website.

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Sean Reilly, a 2016 Santa Clara University environmental science and biology major, has been named one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2018.

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LMU has kicked off a program that helps community college transfer students earn performance-based scholarships to the university.

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January 1, 2018 — As the new year begins, Jesuits.org invites you to reflect on 2017 with this Ignatian Annual Examen courtesy of Xavier University’s Jesuitresource.org.

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January 30-February 27, 2018 Could your prayer life use a jump start or a revival? It could help to have some new prayer forms upon which to draw. Learn about and immerse yourself in experiences of up to five unique forms of prayer from the Ignatian tradition.

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December 17, 2017 — In honor of Pope Francis' 81st birthday today, here are 81 things the Jesuits love about Pope Francis.

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Father John P. McBride, SJ, veteran of the 75th Infantry Division during WW II who saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and helped in the liberation of France before becoming a teacher, pastor, and chaplain throughout the Northwest, entered into God’s peace October 20.

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Shane Martin, PhD, has been selected as the next provost of Seattle University. Martin currently serves as dean of both the School of Education and Graduate Studies at Loyola Marymount University and will join Seattle University June 18, 2018.

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A year following his death, the late Jesuit Superior General Father Peter-HansKolvenbach, SJ, has been honored with the launch of a new website.

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Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School has named Margaret Higgins, PhD, its next president.

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This fall, the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight program will mark a decade highlighting the mission of Jesuit education through basketball with two Jesuit Basketball Classics, played by four men’s and women’s teams.

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Father Lawrence Bernard Murphy, SJ, longtime teacher at Loyola High School and parish priest at St. Brendan’s Church, Los Angeles, entered into God’s peace October 18 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 90.

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The Jesuit High School of Sacramento Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Father John P. McGarry, SJ, as the school’s new president. Father McGarry will assume his duties at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

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From November 4-6, nearly 2,000 individuals — mainly young adults representing 26 Jesuit colleges and universities, 49 Jesuit high schools, seven Jesuit parishes, current and former Jesuit Volunteers, and hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools — gathered to hear speakers talk about social justice concerns ranging from Black Lives Matter to LGBTQ communities in the Catholic Church to feminism and environmental justice.

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Father Thomas Edwin Buckley, SJ, professor emeritus of history at Santa Clara University and long-time professor of history at Loyola Marymount University, entered into God’s peace November 8. He was 78.

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Nearly 2,000 individuals, including nearly 200 from Jesuits West universities, high schools, Nativity schools, parishes, and social ministries, will gather for the 20th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, D.C., November 4-6.

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After three years of discernment, conversation and collaboration, Jesuit education leaders from around the world gathered last week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the first International Congress of Jesuit Education Delegates.

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This fall, Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business Administration launched the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability (IBES) – further bolstering the university’s dedication to these guiding principles.

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October 26, 2017 — In recent months, 31 Jesuits have been ordained to the diaconate in the United States and Canada.

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The Kino Border Initiative (KBI) is one of two recipients of the 2017 Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) Human Rights Award. Kino Border Initiative Executive Director Father Sean Carroll, SJ, accepted the award on October 24 in Washington, D.C.

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October 19, 2017 — Today, the Society of Jesus celebrates the eight North American Martyrs.

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Father Martin Irwin Rock, SJ, longtime pastor of Jesuit parishes in Ogden, Utah and elsewhere, entered into God’s peace October 9 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 89 and had been a member of the Society of Jesus for 72 years, 58 as a priest.

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Pope Francis canonized 35 new saints on October 15, including Brazilian Jesuit St. André de Soveral.

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