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June 26, 2017 - Fr. Vincent M. Cooke, SJ, was called to eternal life on June 22, 2017. Fr. Cooke was born on May 24, 1936, and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1954. He was ordained on June 15, 1967, and pronounced Final Vows on Oct. 19, 1974

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June 23, 2017 — Hailed as a founder of modern comparative theology, Fr. Clooney recognized by the Catholic Theological Society of America.

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June 21, 2017 - Fr. Louis L. Grenier, SJ, was called to eternal life on June 19, 2017. Fr. Grenier was born on Nov. 2, 1918, and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1936. He was ordained on June 18, 1949, and pronounced Final Vows on Aug. 15, 1953.

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June 19, 2017 - Parish representatives from across the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces worked with Bread for the World to address world hunger at Congress.

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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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June 13, 2017 - The newest book from bestselling author Fr. James Martin, SJ, focuses on how the Catholic Church and LGBT community can work to better understand one another.

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June 13, 2017 - On June 10, 2017, the Most Reverend George Murry, SJ, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, ordained Jesuits Rodolfo Casals, Daniel Corrou, Brett McLaughlin, and Angelo Rizzo to the priesthood. They were among the 30 Jesuits ordained priests in the U.S. and Canada this month.

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June 13, 2017 — The Jesuit Migration Network of Central America and North America has expressed concern over the military focus of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America.

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June 5, 2017 — Today marks the official establishment of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus. Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, first provincial of the new province, shares his vision for the burgeoning province in a new interview.

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June 5, 2017 - In his June prayer video Pope Francis talks about his intention of putting an end to the arms trade. "Let us pray all together that national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade which victimizes so many innocent people.”

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June 5, 2017 - Fr. Michael T. Siconolfi, SJ, was called to eternal life on June 4, 2017. Fr. Siconolfi was born on Sept. 7, 1942, and entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1960. He was ordained on May 27, 1972, and pronounced Final Vows on Dec. 24, 1992.

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June 1, 2017 — The Ignatian Solidarity Network presented the Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award for 2017 to Patricia McGuire.

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June 1, 2017 - Four men will become Jesuit priests on Sat., June 10, 2017, at Fordham University Church in New York. The celebrant of the Mass will be the Most Reverend George Murry, SJ, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio.

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May 15, 2017 — Fr. George Williams, SJ, shared a reflection about offering the Blessed Sacrament to inmates in the chapel on San Quentin’s death row. “In the darkness of prison.. I encounter most vividly the light of God shining forth,” he writes.

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May 11, 2017 — 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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May 10, 2017 — Irish Jesuit Father John Sullivan, remembered for his healing prayers, will be beatified on May 13 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Dublin.

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May 9, 2017 - Canisius High School Junior Will Grimm wrote a reflection on his recent service immersion trip to Washington, D.C.

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May 8, 2017 - In his May prayer video Pope Francis talks about his intention of Christians in Africa. "Let us join with our brothers and sisters of this great continent, and pray together that Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace."

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May 3, 2017 - On April 25, more than 850 guests, including 85 Jesuits, gathered in Boston to celebrate and support the ministries of the USA Northeast Province and honor Mary and John Power with the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award in recognition of their selfless work for the Society of Jesus and for others.

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May 3, 2017 - Paul Daoust, board chair of Nativity Prep Boston, has announced that Brian Maher will serve as the school’s seventh president starting this July.

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May 1, 2017 - Fr. Hernan Paredes, SJ, will become the next pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Staten Island starting Aug. 1, 2017.

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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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April 26, 2017 - A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says Pope Francis in his TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. "Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the 'other' is not a statistic, or a number," he says. "We all need each other."

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April 25, 2017 - Following an intensive national search, Fairfield University has announced that Dr. Mark Nemec will serve as the university's 9th president starting July 1, 2017. Additionally, he will join the politics department as a professor within the College of Arts and Sciences.

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April 18, 2017 — At a Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope, the Jesuits expressed sorrow for enslaving and selling 272 men, women, and children.

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