August 3, 2020 — Homeboy Industries has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize and will receive a $2.5 million dollar award.
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July 22, 2020 — Pope Francis declared Fr. Eusebio Kino, SJ, founder of more than 20 missions during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, venerable on July 10 — bringing him a step closer to sainthood.
July 14, 2020 — After four ordinations went off without a hitch last week, Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, provincial of the Jesuits West Province, had reason to be hopeful.
June 19, 2020 — It is with great joy that the Jesuits West Province announces ordination dates have been set next month for six Jesuits of the province.
May 31, 2020 — Today on Pentecost Sunday, Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, Provincial of Jesuits West, wrote a letter to Jesuits and Jesuit colleagues and friends on the death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement.
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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.
Jesuits West, the newest province of the Society of Jesus in the United States, came into existence July 1, standing ready to serve as a force for good to God’s people in 10 Western states and beyond.
In early February, a few dozen leaders of Jesuit secondary and pre-secondary schools converged in Arizona — where they posed for a picture that tells a tale of change and renewal in the Society of Jesus. In the not-too-distant past, the photo would have depicted an assemblage of men, likely sporting clerical collars; fewer than three decades ago, there wasn’t a single lay person, male or female, among the presidents and principals of schools in the California Province of Jesuits (although a few lay people held those positions in the Oregon Province). But in the photo taken earlier this year at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, the presence of lay collaborators in Jesuit education was palpable — with more than a dozen women arrayed among them.
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