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FaithFaith in Focus
Nancy Small
The hardest prayer in St. Ignatius’s spiritual exercises eventually brought peace to the dying.
A march and a Mass on Sept. 16 were part of the celebration of the memory of former Jesuit James Carney, who disappeared in Honduras on Sept. 16, 1983 (photo: Jeremy Zipple, S.J.).
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Jeremy Zipple
James Carney pledged his life to the cause of destitute campesinos in Honduras, living and working among them as a parish priest and organizing campesino cooperatives to fight for land reform and human rights.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The Diocese of Rome said it had discovered “gravely anomalous procedures” that led to the brief excommunication of Father Marko Rupnik and his dismissal from the Jesuits after multiple allegations of abuse.
FaithFaith and Reason
Blase J. Cupich
No Jesuit Catholic university’s mission should be reduced to the wider culture’s understanding of social justice.
Ponto SJ
“In a world divided, wounded and in need of healing, peace and reconciliation, La Civiltà Cattolica offers everyone a message of hope,” Nuno da Silva Gonçalves, S.J., said in reaction to the appointment.
Arts & CultureBooks
Leslie Woodcock Tentler
In 'The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold to Build the American Catholic Church,' Rachel Swarns tells of “one of the largest documented slave sales in the nation," the Jesuit sale of 272 enslaved persons in 1838.