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Free Will and Luis de Molina, SJ

By Richard Sasso One of the most influential theologians across many Christian circles today was a Jesuit priest from 16th-century Spain. That priest is Jesuit Father Luis de Molina, SJ. De Molina’s ideas — known as Molinism — resonate across the theological spectrum. They help scholars in many disciplines think more clearly about topics as …

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AMDG Podcast: How One Liturgical Vestment Explains the Rise and Fall of Catholic England

November 10, 2022 — A king. A cope. And a faith under siege. Intrigued? Today’s episode covers all this and more. Our guest, Dr. Jan Graffius, the curator of collections at Stonyhurst College in the UK — the oldest surviving Jesuit school in the world — is our guide through a riveting history that traces …

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Celebrating Cannonball Day

For Jesuits, May 20 is not just another date on the calendar, but rather a pivotal moment in our founder’s history: It marks the anniversary of the spiritual conversion of St. Ignatius. St. Ignatius was struck by a cannonball May 20, 1521, during the Battle of Pamplona, leaving him with a lifelong limp. While recovering …

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