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July 11, 2016 — The culmination in June 2015 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), brought the situation of Indigenous peoples to the forefront of Canada’s national agenda.

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Father Joseph Wang died peacefully on July 15, 2016 at the Toronto General Hospital. He was in his 83rd year and in religious life for 64 years. Originally from China, he spent many years in BC doing pastoral ministry.

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July 11, 2016 — On June 22 Canada’s Jesuits gathered in Toronto with First Nations people to make a sort of examination of conscience focused on the relationship between Jesuits and Canadian aboriginal people — a relationship which stretches back to 1611.

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July 6, 2016 —The Ignatian Spirituality Project has helped change the lives of those experiencing homelessness; in a new book, retreatants share their stories and the power of faith.

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June 29, 2016 — If you didn’t know better, you might think that somebody photoshopped the picture of Fr. Larry Kroker, SJ. It shows the priest in a Roman collar, sporting a large ceremonial headdress, brightly colored and flowing with eagle feathers. The image might seem a little incongruous, but it’s real.

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June 21, 2016 — Today is the feast day of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, an Italian Jesuit known for his courage in serving the sick and his dedication to the education of young students.

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June 20 — For more than two years, the Jesuit Curia has been under renovation, with the goal of being ready for the Jesuits’ General Congregation 36 starting in early October.

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June 17, 2016 — In his groundbreaking encyclical entitled Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis called on all of humanity to change how we care for the Earth, our “common home.”

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June 15, 2016 — Jesuits are always making news, and here’s the latest roundup of recent awards and appointments about Jesuits from around Canada and the U.S.

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June 14, 2016 — As the one-year anniversary of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, approaches, Jesuit institutions are taking stock of their response to the pope's rallying cry to care for our common home.

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June 7, 2016 — Fr. McCarthy, who has devoted decades to ecological research, now has a species of lichen named after himself.

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June 1, 2016 — This month, the Jesuits are celebrating the ordination of 20 new priests in the Canada, Haiti, and the United States.

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May 25, 2016 — For more than 25 years a lone figure has been quietly present on Canada’s Parliament Hill, in Ottawa.

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May 23, 2016 — From carbon emission challenges to newly installed solar panels to the 2,000 honeybees now occupying a high school rooftop, Jesuits and their collaborators have responded in force to Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on the environment.

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May 19, 2016 — The "Click to Pray" app makes it easier for people around the world to pray for the pope’s monthly intentions.

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May 16, 2016 — The Center, founded by Cardinal Bernardin and Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, is celebrating its 45th anniversary.

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May 11, 2016 — On Friday, April 29, Father General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, turned 80. The Jesuit Superior General, after consulting with Pope Francis and his Jesuit advisors, plans to retire this October.

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April 29, 2016 — On April 13, Jesuits and friends gathered for the 10th Annual Jesuit Provincial's Dinner and honoured Bishop Emeritus Jean-Louis Plouffe, Betty Bujold, Michael and Barbara McManus, with the Magis award.

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April 26, 2016 — Over 90 representatives of Jesuit social ministries from more than a dozen countries gathered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, earlier this month to discuss social justice issues.

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April 22, 2016 — On 16 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Ecuador. Well over 500 deaths and 8,000 injuries have been reported to date and there are still many people missing. There has been extensive damage to buildings, roads, and other infrastructure, including numerous Jesuit schools and social centres.

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April 19, 2016 — The French Canada Jesuit Province’s Relations magazine has been awarded the Lyse-Daniels 2016 Excellence Award from Impératif français.

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April 15, 2016 — As a Jesuit-inspired school, Mother Teresa Middle School in Regina, Saskatchewan, aims to instill the values of Jesuit education in the minds and hearts of its students, forming them as men and women for others.

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April 15, 2016 — Sunday, April 17 marks the 53rd annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

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Fr. Michael Lapierre died peacefully on April 4, 2016, at René Goupil House in Pickering. He was in his 101st year and in religious life for 82 years. Fr. Michael served as a professor of theology at Regis College for a half-century.

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April 8, 2016 —Today Pope Francis released the highly anticipated "Amoris Laetitia," his reflection on the family.

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