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Planning for Pandemic: Public Health Expert Fr. Michael Rozier, SJ, Was Prepared for the Unthinkable

By Therese Fink Meyerhoff It’s safe to say that before the last quarter of 2019, the circle of people who had given significant thought to pandemics was relatively small. Father Michael Rozier, SJ, was among that group. He spent seven months of his Jesuit formation at the World Health Organization, working on ethics and international …

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Vocation Promotion Team, Novitiate Respond to Pandemic in Creative Ways

By Jerry Duggan For a man discerning his vocation, in-person interactions with vocation ministers, men in formation and other discerners are fundamental to the process. When COVID-19 rendered these meetings impossible, the vocation promotion team got creative in their outreach. They devised several new strategies to connect with discerners. For starters, Fr. Eddie Gros, SJ, …

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Advent in the Time of COVID

By Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ This liturgical season reminds us of our hope at a time when it can be difficult to find hope in the world. Advent may be the best time of year to consider what will come out of the pandemic we are suffering through, for this liturgical season reminds us of …

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Fr. Mark Thibodeaux Creates Retreat for Parishioners During Pandemic, Ends Up with Much More

By Jerry Duggan Father Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, never imagined a single text from a parishioner would set so much in motion. New Orleans was caught in the throes of COVID-19 in early April, with stay-at-home orders in place and the churches closed for in-person Masses. The Holy Name of Jesus Parish community needed a spiritual …

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Jesuits Magazine: Fall 2020

As the pandemic raged on through the summer, the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province continued its mission as normally as possible. Highlights included a socially-distanced ordination Mass, continued efforts to provide spirituality at a distance, the celebration of 40 years of Jesuit Refugee Service, and several golden jubilees for UCS Jesuits. Read about all …

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Learning from the Pandemic

July 30, 2020 By Fr. Jack Zupez St. Paul explains human history as passing from the alienation spoken of in the first nine chapters of Genesis to gradual reconciliation of all peoples, as children of one God. Christ came in the middle of time to give this movement of history a dynamic impetus forward. From …

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