On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Mark reflects on the ways Franciscan spirituality seeded and nurtured his Jesuit vocation.
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Remembering Two Jesuit Titans of History
In the last year, two great Jesuit historians passed away: Fr. John Padberg and Fr. John O’Malley. A budding Jesuit historian reflects on their legacy.
Queen Elizabeth: Her Faith and Her Legacy
On the funeral day of Queen Elizabeth II, we reflect on her life. While aspects of her legacy are up for debate and even criticism, one thing that was clear was the impact of her Christian faith.
What Will Motivate Us to Care for Creation?
We need to understand why care for creation matters to us because truths about environmental degradation have no power over us if they do not relate to us.
Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul: A hilarious, challenging mirror for people of faith
The new film Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul offers a satirical look at how a church might atone, or fail to atone, for its transgressions.
Clerics in the Classroom
As the semester starts up again, Tim wonders: How does a Jesuit balance a commitment to the one Truth with the openness to perspectives required in the Academy?
Begin Your Semester with the End in Mind
The key to minimizing stress this semester: begin by remembering that finals are just around the corner! St. Ignatius gives us helpful pointers on how to do that.
Why I logged off social media for good
Does social media really help us to stay connected? After years of weighing the pros and cons, Ian finally ditched his social media accounts for good. Read about his discernment.
A Catholic Consideration of Psychedelics
Michael Pollan’s Netflix docuseries is part of a new wave of research that pushes our Church to ask hard questions.
What is the moral status of animals?
Why do we eat cows but not dogs? Why does it seem that some animals have different, and better, rights than do others? Daniel Mascarenhas wrestles with these thorny questions from several different angles.