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A Gay Episcopalian Goes on a Catholic Spiritual Retreat

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 10.13.2013 | Religion
Richard M. Weinberg

I know I'm not going to go to a gay wedding in a Catholic church anytime soon, and I know I'm not always going to agree with what the leaders of the Catholic Church have to say, but my time at Loyola affirmed for me that people of faith have more things in common than differences.

Pope Francis Celebrates Jesuit Roots

Posted 08.01.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis celebrated mass at the Church of Gesù in Rome on Wednesday morning for the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Jesuit o...

Chicago Jesuits Reflect On Significance Of New Pope

Posted 06.10.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's Loyola University has been buzzing all week as the Jesuit Catholic school celebrated the announcement of the first-ever Jesuit Holy Father, ...

The First Jesuit Pope's New Evangelization

Huffington Post Italy | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 03.14.2013 | Religion

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, is not only the first South American pope in the history of the Church, but he is also the first Jesuit pope and the only m...

Advent Is About Desire

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Desire is a key part of Christian spirituality because desire is a key way that God's voice is heard in our lives. And our deepest desire, planted within us, is our Advent desire for Christ, the Desire of the Nations.

What Is Ignatian Spirituality?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Rev. James Martin of America Magazine discusses the life of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order.

The Saints Were As Strange As You Are - And You Can Be As Holy As They Were

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

When you read the complete stories of the lives of these saints and shift your focus from the gruesome details of their martyrdoms and extreme ascetical practices, you might meet people who can teach you about being who you are.

The Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola: What Can It Teach Us About God?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Religion enables people to encounter God in profound ways in their lives. Ignatius recognized that God could not be confined within the walls of the church. God was larger than the church.