What a decade for the Jesuits! The 2010s included Sister Jean’s Final Four run, Missy Franklin’s gold medals, new books by James Martin, S.J., the founding of Arrupe College in Chicago, the canonization of Peter Faber, the birth of The Jesuit Post, and (oh yeah!) the election of Pope Francis. Let’s count down the TOP TEN Jesuit events of the decade.
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In his latest exhortation Pope Francis gives us four quite impossible dreams. Is the pope channeling the Spanish literary legend, Don Quixote?
In this strangest of Easter seasons, what do “Tiger King” and the resurrection of Christ have in common?
The first federal executions in 17 years took place this week. That should motivate you to watch the film “Just Mercy.”
“Beowulf,” the Old English epic, received a fresh take in a new translation by Maria Dahvana Headley. It’s astounding from the very first word. Reading this updated classic raises many questions. Are we victims of fate or benefactors of Divine Providence? What makes a good person? And how do we translate ancient texts, like Beowulf or even Scripture, into modern language?
Is it weird? Punk? Elitist? Or do all these labels fall short of the truth of the matter? Catholics aren’t supposed to fit in any of the cultural boxes the world tries to shove us into.
Books are on the rise – here’s what we’re reading.
Philip started writing fiction as an escape during the pandemic. He hopes this story can be an inspiration for others in their discernment and sense of true beauty, including the scars and the most vulnerable parts of ourselves.
Liverpool F.C. have waited for 30 years to be at the top of English Soccer. This year, the hope of their fans and players finally carried them to claim the English Premier League title. What do they have to teach us about hope?
Preparing for Christmas, Timothy reflects that “this is Emmanuel. God WITH us. He is not merely physically located with us in the same space and time, but He is hungry with us.”