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  • Georgetown Apologizes for 1838 Sale of 272 Slaves, Dedicates Buildings (Georgetown University)

    04/19/2017 10:17:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Georgetown University ^ | April 18, 2017
    An apology from Georgetown and the Society of Jesus’ Maryland Province for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals for the university’s benefit took place today in the company of more than 100 descendants. “Today the Society of Jesus, who helped to establish Georgetown University and whose leaders enslaved and mercilessly sold your ancestors, stands before you to say that we have greatly sinned,” said Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, during a morning Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope. “We pray with you today because we have...
  • Jesus Too Would Admit Divorce Today. So Says One of His Society [Catholic Caucus]

    04/13/2017 7:25:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 13, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    The instructions laid out two months ago by the general of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, on “what Jesus really said” regarding marriage and divorce have not fallen on deaf ears.On the contrary, some among the Jesuits have been the first to apply them in full. To conclude that “once a marriage is dead” Jesus too would allow divorce today.The Jesuit who has drawn this conclusion from the premises set up by his superior general is not a nobody. He is Fr. Thomas Reese, former editor of the magazine of the New York Jesuits, “America,” and a...
  • 10 Facts about Pope Francis

    03/13/2013 3:42:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 78 replies
    Canterbury Tales ^ | March 13, 2013 | DR. TAYLOR MARSHALL
    10 Facts about our new Holy Father Pope Francis. Major curveball. Who saw this coming? Here are 10 quick facts about Pope Francis (Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio): Pope Francis, Jorge Bergoglio, was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of an Italian railway worker and his wife. He's a Jesuit. The first Jesuit Pope ever.Pope Francis is known for his humility, doctrinal conservatism, defender of the Church's moral theology, and a commitment to social justice.He has been critical of liberation theology.He is close to Comunione e Liberazione.He has opposed legislation introduced in 2010 by the Argentine Government to allow same-sex...
  • Jesuits sell historic 7th-century St. Cuthbert Gospel for $14.7 million

    08/05/2011 7:27:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    cns ^ | August 4, 2011 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON (CNS) -- The Jesuits have sold the historic St. Cuthbert Gospel -- believed the oldest intact book produced in Europe -- to the British Library for $14.7 million. The British Province of the Society of Jesus agreed to sell the late 7th-century Anglo-Saxon manuscript to raise funds to restore a historic church and pay for educational work in London and Glasgow, Scotland. The book, a pocket-size Latin translation of the Gospel of St. John, was found inside the coffin of St. Cuthbert, bishop of Lindisfarne, when the saint's grave was opened in 1104. Experts believe the manuscript was placed...
  • Jesuit school cozies up to abortion broker (Only in America!)

    03/28/2011 5:35:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    One News Now ^ | 3/28/2011 | Charlie Butts
    Seattle University, a Jesuit Catholic university, is being targeted over its relationship with Planned Parenthood. The school, which was founded in 1891, is engaging in a relationship with Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion organizations in a way that is entirely inappropriate for a Catholic institution, says Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society (CNS). "Students are actually being referred to Planned Parenthood for so-called 'sexual health issues' which, as we know, Planned Parenthood performs nearly a third of the abortions in the United States," says Reilly. "And promoting internships with Planned Parenthood -- encouraging students to get involved with organizations...
  • Argentine Cardinal Accused in Kidnappings~~"Old Slander" is his response.

    04/16/2005 9:26:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 612+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 16, 2005 at 9:11:39 PDT | JORGE COVARRUBIAS ASSOCIATED PRESS
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Just days before Roman Catholic cardinals select a new pope, a human rights lawyer filed a criminal complaint against an Argentine mentioned as a possible contender, accusing him of involvement in the 1976 kidnappings of two priests. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's spokesman on Saturday called the allegation "old slander." The complaint filed in a Buenos Aires court Friday by human rights lawyer Marcelo Parrilli accused Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, of involvement in the kidnappings of two Jesuit priests by the military dictatorship, according to the Buenos Aires newspaper Clarin. The complaint does not specify Bergoglio's...
  • Catholics Protest Reassignment of Father Fessio

    03/22/2002 8:56:04 AM PST · by ELS · 28 replies · 550+ views
    EWTN News ^ | March 22, 2002 | EWTNews Brief
    CATHOLICS PROTEST REASSIGNMENT OF FATHER FESSIO BOSTON, (CWNews.com) - A coalition of 155 Catholic leaders from around the world have signed on to a letter to Vatican officials and leaders of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), protesting the reassignment of Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, by his order in apparent retaliation for his efforts to found an orthodox Catholic college.Earlier this month, Father Fessio, founder of Ignatius Press and co-founder of Campion College in San Francisco, was reassigned as an assistant chaplain at a 40-bed hospital in Los Angeles. He will be allowed to continue his work at Ignatius...