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Top 16 Things to Do In Unsung Waterfront Southern Maryland

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 07.09.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

With the country's first Catholic Settlement, the State's first Biological Lab, an important archeological conservation lab, a Naval Air Station, ancient fossils for the taking, incredible kayaking and a burgeoning food scene, this unsung, but incredibly important region -- within an hour's drive of Washington D.C. -- won't be unsung for long.

In Chad, refugees from Darfur find hope in education

Christian Fuchs | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

In Djabal refugee camp, just outside the town of Goz Beida in eastern Chad, Jesuit Refugee Service is expanding a partnership with Jesuit Commons High...

Nirvana or the Disenchantment of Love in the Life of a Seminarian

Benjamin Brenkert | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Benjamin Brenkert

By the time I was 18, I realized that I had a rather strong libido, but I also discerned that God was calling me to be a Roman Catholic priest. That's a bummer, too strong sex drive and wanting to be a priest, who takes a vow of celibacy!

Fordham's Award to John Brennan Cannot Stand

Jason Steidl | Posted 06.20.2015 | Religion
Jason Steidl

Fordham University's award of an honorary degree to John Brennan, an unapologetic advocate of torture, is a scandal for Christians, a dark moment in the university's history, and a betrayal of its Catholic commitment to human dignity.

Lessons From Pope Francis in Managing a University

John Petillo | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
John Petillo

Pope Francis is trending as the model for transforming corporate cultures through humble leadership. His actions and words are "liked" on Facebook and hashtagged on Twitter as guideposts for a new business model.

Abducted Indian Priest Released In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion

ROME (AP) — The Jesuit religious order says an Indian priest who was abducted in Afghanistan eight months ago has been released. James Stapleton, a...

Lessons In Vulnerability: Visiting The ER Abroad

Patrick Furlong | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Patrick Furlong

Only an asthmatic may fully ever understand how beautiful your first deep or semi-deep breath feels after laboring in panic for whatever oxygen your lungs have been willing to suck in only moments prior.

Learning From Catholicism's Loyal Trouble-Makers

Charles Redfern | Posted 02.21.2015 | Religion
Charles Redfern

At their best, Jesuits implement their founder's strengths: Ignatius was a practical mystic. He stared at the stars on Rome's rooftops by night and administered his order like a grand strategist by day

The Tyranny of Orthodoxy

Benjamin Brenkert | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Benjamin Brenkert

As an openly gay Jesuit I sought ordination to the priesthood publicly acknowledging that I could not serve with integrity and not be allowed to bless same-sex unions through sacramental marriage.

Who Is This Pope Francis And What Does He Really Want For The Church?

Posted 11.07.2014 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal...

Jesuits Urge Humanitarian Protections for Asylum Seekers and Refugees Be Upheld

Christian Fuchs | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Christian Fuchs

The Society of Jesus in the United States and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA continue to urge the government not to roll back humanitarian protections for refugees and asylum seekers simply because more people need it.

Martin Scorsese To Direct Movie About Jesuit Missionaries

Religion News Service | Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 09.07.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Although evangelical moviemakers have been in the spotlight lately with features such as “Son of God” and “God’s Not Dead,” at least o...

American Jesuits: U.S. Must Welcome Immigrant Children

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion

(RNS) American Jesuits are pushing members of Congress who were educated at the Catholic order’s schools to pass aid for thousands of refugee childr...

Charted Territory

Liam Matthew Brockey | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Liam Matthew Brockey

One of the greatest stumbling blocks to reasoned debate about the future of American education is our inability to come to terms with the assumptions inherited from the past.

Vatican Threatens Jesuit Theologian In India With Censure

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The Vatican is investigating a Jesuit theologian from India for allegedly espousing unorthodox beliefs, raising new questions about whether Pope...

Spirituality and Religion: The Relevance of Religious Parables in Today's World

Adrian Brito | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion
Adrian Brito

True spiritual enlightenment lies not in going to Church every Sunday or believing in a specific set of dogmas, but rather in understanding how religious parables can be used to shed light on mankind's greatest challenges.

Pope Denounces Slaying Of Dutch Jesuit Priest In Syria

AP | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has denounced the "brutal slaying" of an elderly Jesuit priest in Syria and called for an end to the violence. A m...

GED Overhaul Diminishing Hope

Jeff Putthoff, S.J. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jeff Putthoff, S.J.

As the only high school diploma equivalency tests accepted by all 50 states, changes to GED has a huge impact on the millions of people who hope to earn credentials equivalent to a high school diploma. This is particularly onerous on the poor.

NY Jesuit School Poised To Appoint First Laywoman President

Religion News Service | Renee K. Gadoua | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) Le Moyne College appears poised to make history by appointing the first laywoman to head a U.S. Jesuit college or university. ...

Tips for Interfaith Organizing on College Campuses

Aamir Hussain | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

However well-intentioned, interfaith dialogue will likely fail if the conversation is inappropriate for its audience, participants feel pressured to compromise their beliefs, and if some participants attempt to proselytize.

Pope Francis in the Sacristy

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

Today I met Pope Francis and I understood, in the one of the fullest and richest senses that I ever have in my life, what a hero really is.

A New Christmas Brings to the Vatican Fisherman's Shoes Instead of Red Slippers

Ken Atchity | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Ken Atchity

Both popes face the daunting task of restoring confidence in a religious institution rocked with scandal both sexual and financial. Can he restore the faith of fallen-away Catholics like myself, who could no longer bear the dichotomy between institutionalism and morality?

Pope Francis and Doctrinal Development

Thomas Worcester | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

One who would preach the gospel effectively must, like Jesus, identify with the vulnerable of the earth, stand with them, and be a voice for their liberation.

Surprise Saint! Jesuit Priest Unexpectedly Canonized

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.17.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis on Tuesday announced the canonization of Pierre Favre, a 16th century Jesuit priest who is often dubbed the "second Jesuit" for being the...

Shell, mulling a new Louisiana plant, turns to a community go-between

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Nov. 4, 2013 edition.) Shell might build a natural gas-to-liquids or GTL plant in Louis...