Only three days earlier I had professed my first vows in Los Angeles; now I was being asked to make yet another solemn profession: I would seek no ransom for my release in the event of my kidnapping.
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The end of 2021 is here! Today we reflect on the year by reviewing the 10 most-read TJP articles of 2021.
As a Jesuit Political Scientist, Religion Doesn’t Often Play a Direct Role in My Work. Am I Still Serving the Church?
My work as a political scientist focused on the Middle East, may not always involve directly talking about God, but it is deeply enmeshed with how we see God and God’s people, and it involves being acutely aware of their needs and their dignity.
Big decisions call for careful attention to God. But how do we do that? Matt Briand explains by sharing how he discerned his vocation.
At the start of Advent Timothy Bishop, SJ asks the question that will be answered by Jesus’ coming: not just “Who Am I?” but “Who are You, God?”
Sometimes God asks us to give up things we love. In his debut article, Michael Pedersen, SJ reflects on what it’s like to give up what he loved and then get it back transformed
In his latest diary, Deacon Steve Molvarec, SJ is confronted with the age-old question: how do I pray through doubt? His answer surprised him, and will probably surprise you, too.
Louie Hotop, SJ, and Brian Strassburger, SJ, are two newly ordained Jesuit priests working on the US-Mexico border in Brownsville, TX. They’ve started the Jesuit Border Podcast to share stories and interviews that highlight the tremendous Catholic response to the migrant situation. Check it out and subscribe!
Ellacuría openly and emphatically emphasized the subversive dimension of the Christian faith. He claimed that Latin America is searching for “revolutionary change rather than reformist change” and that Christianity exhibits a “subversive dynamism,” which, though running the risk of Marxist co-option, can propel revolution against “the demands of capital.”
As the Society of Jesus celebrates the 500th anniversary of the battle that started St. Ignatius of Loyola’s conversion, Patrick Hyland, SJ argues that we miss so much if we stop at the cannonball.