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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 24, 2016 — A life-size sculpture of the Nazarene, depicted as a homeless person lying down on a bench, has been placed at the entrance of the Office of Papal Charities. It was created by Canadian sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz.
March 15, 2016 — Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa on Sept. 4, in Rome later this year. This day is significant because it will be during the celebration of the Jubilee for volunteers and workers of mercy and Mother Theresa has come to be a symbol of God's mercy for the poor and discarded of this world.
March 7, 2016 — Technically a dead language, Latin is alive and well in Room 225 at St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba, where two dozen Catholic children decline nouns, conjugate verbs and build simple sentences.
February 12, 2016 — Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ may focus on climate change, but the essence of the Pope’s environmental encyclical is really a call for cultural change, said the director of the Vatican Observatory.
February 2, 2016 — In a wide-ranging talk at Seattle University, Fr. David Nazar spoke about the geopolitical realities of the Middle East and how the Catholic Church is responding to the current crisis.
January 29, 2016 — For gymnasts it might be a twisting tumble, for astrologers a star, for politicians a sandwich. But for Jesuit ecologist Fr. John McCarthy that ultimate accolade — confirmation of a lifetime of scientific research — is to have a lichen named after him.