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Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation English language attaché, Holy See Press Office March 13, 2016 marks the third anniversary of election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Bishop of Rome. Upon his election in the Sistine Chapel three years ago, he took the name Francis and told us ...read more
By Peter Schineller, S.J. The first Jesuit Pope! We have moved beyond the original surprise and shock. What does it mean? How is Pope Francis deeply Ignatian and deeply Jesuit? I see one key link between Francis and Ignatius, a link that Francis himself has pointed. It is found in a Latin phrase, not easily translated, ...read more
As we near the end of the liturgical year and celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King, let us remember the life of a young martyred Mexican Jesuit who was deeply devoted to Christ the King: Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, S.J. (1891-1927). Today, November 23 is his feast day. Born January 13, 1891, at Guadalupe ...read more
26 Years ago at the Jesuit University in El Salvador: Jesuit Martyrs and their Friends taught us the meaning of an authentic Catholic Education Today is the 26th anniversary of the martyrdom in El Salvador of six Jesuit priests together with their housekeeper and her 15 year-old daughter.  Early on the morning of November 16, ...read more
Fr. James Martin, S.J., Editor at Large at America Magazine, introduces readers to different ways to pray with the Bible. Here, he takes an in-depth look at “Lectio Divina.” This video is part of a new series of reflections on Scripture from America and the American Bible Society. ...read more
“There is something holy about this place, something special. Here we stand on holy ground sanctified by the blood of the martyrs. Here we pray in solidarity with them. These are our Jesuit brothers who gave their lives: willingly, freely – and in love,” says Fr. Steve Leblanc, SJ – Jesuit priest at Martyrs’ Shrine ...read more