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S+L BLOG: Jesuits



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
History On November 16, 1989 on the campus of the Central American University in San Salvador, six Jesuit priests were pulled from their beds in the middle of the night and executed. The military officers who carried out the killing went unpunished for decades. Five of six Jesuits were Spanish citizens. In 2008 the Spanish ...read more
An expert in Arabic and Islamic studies examines ISIS and Boko Haram and explains how Western nations should respond to Islamic extremism. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning something relevant ...read more
Peter Schineller, S.J., a theologian and former missionary, talks about what we can learn about Jesus from looking at his friends. This video is part of a new series of reflections on Scripture from America and the American Bible Society. ...read more
Fr. James Martin, S.J., Editor at Large at America Magazine, introduces readers to different ways to pray. Here, he takes an in-depth look at Ignatian contemplation. This video is part of a new series of reflections on Scripture from America and the American Bible Society. ...read more