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Fr. Bill Harmless, a creative scholar and dynamic teacher, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Oct. 14, 2014, in Omaha, Neb., near the campus of Creighton University where he taught.

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Oct.11, 2014 | The Most Rev. Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. ordained five members of the Central and Southern Province as transitional deacons. The ordination took place in the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Chestnut Hill, Mass., near Boston College where the Jesuits are studying theology

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Fr. Ernest “E.J.” Jacques, a teacher, chaplain and pastor, died Oct. 8, 2014, in New Orleans. He was 80 years old, a Jesuit for 61 years and a priest for 48 years.

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The martyrdom of the six Jesuits and two lay companions on Nov. 16, 1989, was a turning point in the Salvadoran Civil War (1979–92)...

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September 24, 2014 — Jesuit Fr. Rohan Tulloch serves as pastor St. Anne’s Church in Jamaica, his first assignment as a Jesuit priest.

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Fr. John F. Snyder died Sept. 13, 2014. A Jesuit for 73 years and a priest for 59 years, Snyder served in a variety of administrative positions and was a retreat director.

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September 10, 2014 — Pope Francis has appointed U.S. Jesuit Father Robert J. Geisinger as the Promoter of Justice at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Sept. 3, 2014 — In late August, Jesuit novices arrived at novitiates in California, New York, Louisiana, Minnesota and Montreal for a rite of passage known as Entrance Day.

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Fr. Jarrel D. “Patricio” Wade died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in El Progreso, Yoro, Honduras, the Central American nation where he lived and worked for nearly half a century.

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Fr. Jacques L. Weber died Aug. 17, 2014, in Houston, Texas. He was 94 and a Jesuit for 77 years, a priest for 65 years.

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Barbara Dawson, RSCJ, Provincial, U.S.-Canada Province (left), and Kathleen Conan, RSCJ, Superior General, Society of the Sacred Heart, deliver a gift of two rose bushes in the latest exchange in a long-running relationship between the sisters’ religious congregation and the Jesuits.

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A delegation of religious and education officials from the Central American country of Belize is in St. Louis for a meeting with Saint Louis University faculty.

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July 30, 2014 — The Institute of Jesuit Sources is moving from its longtime home in St. Louis to Boston College’s Center for Jesuit History, Leadership and Spirituality.

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The Jesuits of two distinct U.S. provinces will join as one on July 31, 2014 as part of a larger reorganization of the Society of Jesus in the U.S.

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Jesuit priest Eugene Grollmes, a writer, poet and chaplain to student athletes who also worked to strengthen academics and religious identities of Catholic universities, has died at the age of 82.

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July 16, 2014 — Pope Francis recently sent a message of hope to a group of prisoners who are serving life sentences without parole for crimes they committed as children.

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Fr. Maurice “Mo” Murray, who taught math and computer science in the U.S. and Belize, who joined the cause for civil rights in the 1960s, and who learned a Mayan language to better serve his parishioners, died Friday, July 11, 2014 in St. Louis. He was 79 and a Jesuit for nearly 62 years.

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Fr. Maurice “Mo” Murray, who taught math and computer science in the U.S. and Belize, who joined the cause for civil rights in the 1960s, and who learned a Mayan language to better serve his parishioners, died Friday, July 11, 2014 in St. Louis. He was 79 and a Jesuit for nearly 62 years.

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July 9, 2014 — Jesuit Father Greg Boyle has been recognized by the White House as a "Champion of Change" for his Los Angeles-based gang intervention program, Homeboy Industries.

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June 27, 2014 — The Catholic Church was at the heart of the small town where newly-ordained Jesuit Father Michael Rozier grew up. It was there he began to experience an early call to the priesthood.

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Fr. Ralph E. Vonderhaar died Monday, June 16, 2014 in St. Louis. He was 88 and a Jesuit for nearly 71 years.

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A former marketing executive has been named the first lay director of White House Retreat, a Jesuit retreat house south of St. Louis on the bluffs of the Mississippi River.

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May 22, 2014 – Jesuits John Padberg and Joseph Tetlow are recognized with honorary degrees from three Jesuit institutions.

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May 20, 2014 — Father General Adolfo Nicolás will convoke General Congregation 36 to be held in 2016.

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The Jesuit Conference website has published a profile of Fr. Ralph Huse, a retreat director at White House Retreat in St. Louis. The veteran pastor, novice master and spiritual director talks about how he gives retreats and helps people find ways to pray.

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