The year has seen a focus on the history of slaveholding by Jesuits in the United States. We in the USA Central and Southern Province share that history, for several of our early missions relied in part upon the labor of slaves. This statement is to inform you about the process we have begun in collaboration with our apostolates.
We have gathered a list of resources that may be helpful for Jesuit friends and colleagues to guide political activity, inform dialogue and conversations, and educate others during this political season – and beyond.
Over the past week, the parish hall at Immaculate Conception has begun to look like a warehouse, loaded with bleach, mops, trash bags, disinfectants, drinking water, etc. as generous donations came in to help parishioners whose houses have been flooded.
When Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, SJ, announced at a student assembly that he had ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease – he made it clear that the progressive illness had changed nothing in his life. “Man is created to praise, reverence and serve God,” and whether a person is healthy or ill does not change that.
Father Roy Joseph, SJ, has always seen himself as a connector between different people and cultures. He is the first American Jesuit to be ordained a bi-ritual priest in both the Syro-Malabar and Latin rites.
On Wednesday, August 3, Hurricane Earl rolled over the Central American country of Belize causing significant wind and water damage to St. John’s College, an apostolate of the USA Central and Southern Province.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, a Jesuit parish in Baton Rouge, was spared from damage in the recent historic flooding, but its parishioners are suffering. At least 80 families have lost their homes.
The violence of the past week is breaking hearts around the world. Media outlets are covering the conflict. Katy Quigley wants you to know that there are also moments of peace and pride and connection.
Creighton philosophy professor, Ross Romero, SJ, recently published Without the Least Tremor, an examination of the death of Socrates, which views his death as not simply an execution, but also as a sacrificial act.
Superior General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, recently met in El Salvador with Jesuit provincials from the U.S., Canada and Latin America. And in both large group gatherings and more intimate meetings, the Jesuit leader was quick to deliver the same message: Jesuits need to be vigilantly dedicated to and prepared for mission and faithfully committed to building the kingdom of God.
The Jesuit-sponsored Alum Service Corps announced today that 16 young men and women will commit a year of service to six Jesuit schools of the U.S. Central and Southern (UCS) Province of the Society of Jesus.