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A Santa Clara University School of Law alumna spends her days preparing legal strategies to help undocumented immigrants stay in the country, but at any moment, she could be picked up for deportation herself.

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Early in July, a group of U.S. veterans gathered to reflect on God’s presence throughout their military experience at a Jesuit retreat.

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The World Union of Jesuit Alumni was held for the first time ever in North America at John Carroll University in Cleveland from June 28-July 2.

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A new report from the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) and the Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. reveals the inadequacy of the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) complaint and oversight system in investigating abuse allegations by migrants.

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The Campaign for Hospitality will expose the harsh realities associated with human migration and will include three main elements: encounter, understanding and action. Public awareness materials will be available to participants as well as education and advocacy resources and information for those interested in hosting migrants.

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As chaplain to the Boston College baseball team, Fr. Christopher Calderón, SJ, leads the team on bended knee in prayer in shallow center field minutes before game time. In that same spot, immediately after most games, he and the players also engage in a Jesuit-style reflection.

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Shabnam Koirala-Azad has been named the new dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco following a nationwide search.

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With Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles David G. O’Connell presiding, the California and Oregon provinces of the Society of Jesus welcomed five new Jesuit priests to their ranks on June 10 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood.

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"Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World," a New York Times best-seller, was awarded first place in the Excellence in Publishing Awards from the Association of Catholic Publishers.

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Experts in the field of prison arts – along with former inmates who developed an interest in painting and guitar making while incarcerated – will share their experiences, skills, and insights about current research during the national Arts in Corrections conference, June 26-30, at Loyola Marymount University.

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June 21, 2017 — Today is the feast day of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, an Italian Jesuit known for his courage in serving the sick and his dedication to the education of young students.

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Emmaus: The Nature of the Way” is a new fine-art coffee table photography book with unusual subjects: Jesuits. The project, which was two years in the making, began when creator and director Chris Yates realized that his Jesuit teachers and friends were often misunderstood.

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June 16, 2017 — Today is the feast day of St. John Francis Regis, a 17th-century French Jesuit known for his zealous missionary efforts and his care for the poor and marginalized.

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Father Scott Santarosa, SJ, provincial of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, will receive the Santa Clara University School of Engineering's highest honor, the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award.

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The Society of Jesus is proud to announce the ordination of 31 new priests in the United States, Canada, and Haiti.

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Father Carlo A. Farina, SJ, long time English teacher at Bellarmine College Preparatory and admissions officer at Santa Clara University, entered into God’s peace May 22 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 83.

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Father Greg Boyle, SJ, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, was awarded the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at the university’s commencement ceremony on May 21.

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When Jose Osuna walks into a room, his impressive stature commands attention. Beneath a thick mustache, he grins warmly and offers his hand, as a sleeve of tattoos peeks out from beneath his freshly pressed suit where a small “Homeboy Industries” pin is placed neatly on the lapel.

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Father Michael Schultheis, SJ, a staunch proponent of education who spent 40 years in Africa teaching and helping to open schools in several nations there, entered into God’s peace April 11 in Monrovia, Liberia. He was 84.

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Father George Kalib Aziz, SJ, entered into God’s peace May 12 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 89. Fr. Aziz was a member of the Society of Jesus for 72 years and an ordained priest for 59 years.

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Fr. William Blazek, SJ, has been named national director of The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, succeeding Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, who served for 14 years.

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It's that time of year again! Check out the roster of speakers and dates for the 2017 commencement ceremonies at the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.

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The University of San Francisco will dedicate Burl A. Toler Hall on May 9, renaming Phelan Hall in honor of Burl Toler '52, MA '66, co-captain of USF's famous 1951 football team.

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May 3, 2017 — Pope Francis gave a surprise recorded TED Talk presented on April 25 at the TED2017 conference, the first time a pope has ever given a TED Talk.

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May 1, 2017 — Today, on the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, the Catholic Church is also celebrating the first-ever Religious Brothers Day.

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