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Father Timothy Kesicki, SJ, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, issued a public apology today to nearly 100 descendants of slaves gathered at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “The Society of Jesus prays with you today because we have greatly sinned, and because we are profoundly sorry.”

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The Kino Border Initiative continues to offer help and hope for deported immigrants who are simply seeking a better life in the United States.

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One of San Francisco’s Jesuit parishes wasted little time declaring itself a sanctuary for immigrants. Here’s how and why the St. Agnes community took this important action.

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Father Greg Boyle, SJ, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 172nd University commencement ceremony on May 21.

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Father Ron Funke, SJ, entered into God’s peace March 21 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 83. Teacher, hospital chaplain, parish priest, and sacramental minister, Fr. Funke’s upbeat approach and deep commitment to service made him a treasured presence in many lives.

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Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix hosted a fundraising dinner for the Kino Border Initiative, a nonprofit in Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, dedicated to providing food, clothing, and shelter to migrants. More than $150,000 was raised at the March 25 event.

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Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission in Los Angeles recently released the following letter from Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Sanchez, announcing the establishment of The Boyle Heights and Eastside Immigrants Rights Network.

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May 7, 2017 2017 marks the 15th Loyola Institute for Spirituality Annual Hearts on Fire Awards Celebration. This fund-raiser and friend-raiser provides an opportunity each spring to celebrate the work of Loyola Institute for Spirituality and to honor those who have contributed to LIS in many different ways.

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October 1-11, 2017 Join the USA Maryland and Northeast provinces for a pilgrimage to Spain to visit landmarks associated with St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier.

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Father John A. Brady, SJ, longtime seminary and high school teacher and parish priest, entered into God’s peace March 15 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 98 years of age, a Jesuit for 80 years, and a priest for 67 years.

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Father Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ, has been re-appointed to a fifth five-year term as president of Seattle University by the university’s board of trustees. The board also took actions to strengthen the university’s socially responsible investing policies.

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Although National Catholic Sisters Week ends March 14, Women’s History Month continues through the remainder of March — and the women honored by various Jesuits could certainly be counted among those making history, in small but deeply meaningful ways.

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Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, superior general of the Society of Jesus, joined women and men from around the globe for Voices of Faith to mark International Women’s Day on March 8. Fr. Sosa gave the conference’s opening address, which celebrated and encouraged women's voices to be heard in the church and in the world.

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Gonzaga University is among the nation’s best-value universities for students seeking outstanding academics and superb career preparation at an affordable price with generous financial aid, The Princeton Review announced.

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For a record-setting 10th consecutive year, St. Ignatius Parish School (Sacramento) has won the Diocese of Sacramento’s Junior High Academic Decathlon. The team, is comprised of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.

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Four members of the Jesuit network gave voice to the voiceless at a Capitol Hill briefing on criminal justice, environmental justice, immigration, and poverty March 2 on Capitol Hill.

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Father Charles “Chuck” E. Schmitz, SJ, entered into God’s peace February 18 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, Calif. He was 78 years old. A devoted priest and religious, “Padre Carlos” opened wide his heart to the needs, hopes, dreams, fears, and faith of the Spanish-speaking peoples of the Northwest.

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This spring, Jesuit colleges and universities are hosting community service projects in their local communities for alumni to volunteer together. Through meaningful events open to all Jesuit-educated alumni, graduates across the nation will engage in shared service that demonstrates the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education.

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March 1, 2017 — Today on Ash Wednesday, Jesuit Father Scott Santarosa, provincial of the Jesuits' Oregon Province, reflects on what Lent means to him.

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CNN reports on the plight of immigrants and the work of the Jesuit-led Kino Border Initiative at the U.S./Mexico border town of Nogales, Ariz.

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May 21-31, 2018 Please join us on a journey to Fatima, Porto, and Lisbon.

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Loyola Marymount University has leased more than 50,000 square feet of space for its new LMU Playa Vista Campus, expanding the university’s Silicon Beach presence, President Timothy Law Snyder, PhD, announced February 10.

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February 16, 2017 — The Society of Jesus' 36th General Congregation took place from October 2 – November 12, 2016. The gathering produced a new Superior General, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, of Venezuela, and a number of documents and decrees to guide the future of the Society.

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The Jesuits of the U.S., together with the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation and St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, are deeply concerned by the recent decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Throughout the upcoming Lenten season, more than 30 writers from throughout the national Jesuit network, including Father Greg Boyle, SJ, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, will explore response to injustice through a daily blog series titled "Rise Up: A Lenten Call to Solidarity."

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