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As October dawns, more than 200 Jesuits from around the world will convene in Rome for General Congregation 36 (GC36).

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The year has seen a focus on the history of slaveholding by Jesuits in the United States. We in the USA Central and Southern Province share that history, for several of our early missions relied in part upon the labor of slaves. This statement is to inform you about the process we have begun in collaboration with our apostolates.

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In Baton Rouge after the historic flooding of August 12-14, a new phase of the disaster has begun: the waiting.

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September 12, 2016 — Bruemmer has been named Dame Commander of the Order of St. Sylvester, Pope and Martyr.

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We have gathered a list of resources that may be helpful for Jesuit friends and colleagues to guide political activity, inform dialogue and conversations, and educate others during this political season – and beyond.

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Over the past week, the parish hall at Immaculate Conception has begun to look like a warehouse, loaded with bleach, mops, trash bags, disinfectants, drinking water, etc. as generous donations came in to help parishioners whose houses have been flooded.

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When Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, SJ, announced at a student assembly that he had ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease – he made it clear that the progressive illness had changed nothing in his life. “Man is created to praise, reverence and serve God,” and whether a person is healthy or ill does not change that.

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Father Roy Joseph, SJ, has always seen himself as a connector between different people and cultures. He is the first American Jesuit to be ordained a bi-ritual priest in both the Syro-Malabar and Latin rites.

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On Wednesday, August 3, Hurricane Earl rolled over the Central American country of Belize causing significant wind and water damage to St. John’s College, an apostolate of the USA Central and Southern Province.

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, a Jesuit parish in Baton Rouge, was spared from damage in the recent historic flooding, but its parishioners are suffering. At least 80 families have lost their homes.

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The violence of the past week is breaking hearts around the world. Media outlets are covering the conflict. Katy Quigley wants you to know that there are also moments of peace and pride and connection.

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July 11, 2015 — During Independence Day weekend a group of U.S. veterans gathered at the White House Jesuit Retreat in St. Louis to reflect on God’s presence in their military experience.

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Fr. James Knapp, SJ, was honored this month with the Order of St. Louis King Award from the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

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Jesuit Father Michael Garanzini, chancellor of Loyola University Chicago and a member of this province, received the Ignatian Solidarity Network's Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award.

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Creighton philosophy professor, Ross Romero, SJ, recently published Without the Least Tremor, an examination of the death of Socrates, which views his death as not simply an execution, but also as a sacrificial act.

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Superior General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, recently met in El Salvador with Jesuit provincials from the U.S., Canada and Latin America. And in both large group gatherings and more intimate meetings, the Jesuit leader was quick to deliver the same message: Jesuits need to be vigilantly dedicated to and prepared for mission and faithfully committed to building the kingdom of God.

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The Jesuit-sponsored Alum Service Corps announced today that 16 young men and women will commit a year of service to six Jesuit schools of the U.S. Central and Southern (UCS) Province of the Society of Jesus.

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April 30, 2016 — Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, a peace activist and writer, died on April 30 in New York City at age 94.

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April 21, 2016 — More than 90 representatives of Jesuit social ministries gathered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for the Intercontinental Jesuit Gathering for Social and International Ministry.

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You can now support the Jesuits every time you make a purchase at Amazon.com.

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Arrupe Jesuit High School, Denver, gathered on Monday, April 11, to celebrate Fr. Leo Weber's life of service, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

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April 4, 2016 — Fr. Brian Christopher, SJ, who serves at Our Lady of Guadalupe in San Antonio, has spent much time as a Jesuit in Central America. Here he reflects on visiting El Salvador.

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The California Province of the Jesuits recommends a vote “For” the shareholder resolution on The GEO Group’s proxy ballot and be voted on at The GEO Group’s Annual General Meeting on April 27, 2016.

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The Alum Service Corps is  marking a quarter-century of helping to form teachers and other professionals with an Ignatian sensibility.

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Loyola Press releases Fr. Mark Thibodeaux's "Reimagining the Ignatian Examen" as an app: a new way to Relish, Request, Review, Repent and Resolve.

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