Descendants of Jesuit Slaveholding and Jesuits of the United States Announce Historic Partnership
In a landmark undertaking in the pursuit of racial healing and justice, Descendants of ancestors enslaved and sold by the Jesuits and the Jesuits of the United States have announced a partnership to create the Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation.
How St. Ignatius Can Help Us See God in the Noise and Interruptions of this Pandemic Year
Ordinarily this retreat in everyday life would take place in person. But this year the retreats and spiritual direction are taking place via Zoom, and I attend them from my office, which is also my closet. My hour of daily prayer takes place not during the peaceful morning lull when my children are at school, but right in their presence, since they are learning at home.
Statement from the Office of Justice and Ecology on the Derek Chauvin Verdict
April 20, 2020 — In the words of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, “the death of George Floyd highlighted and amplified the deep need to see the sacredness in all people, but especially those who have been historically oppressed.”
Jesuit Fr. Stan Swamy Denied Bail after Six Months in Prison
The Society of Jesus is deeply pained to hear that on Monday, March 22, 2021, the special court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) rejected the bail application of our brother Fr. Stan Swamy SJ after keeping him in the prison for 164 days.
What the Feast of the Annunciation Offers Us in a Pandemic
This March 25, the Annunciation story is a timely reminder that nothing in life is certain, no matter how much we might long for control and clarity. But we can always count on the Lord’s loving presence to be with us in the mess despite the unknown road ahead.
A Year into the Pandemic Migrants Face Uncertainty and Violence on the Border
March 23, 2021 — “I feel like the whole world is crying out, going crazy, knowing that we are not together,” says Diosmany. “How is it that we can be together for ten years, committed to each other for ten years, and then the U.S., a third party can come in and tear us apart like that?”