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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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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.

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March 24, 2016 — Here are several Easter prayers rooted in Ignatian spirituality that can be used for your family gatherings (courtesy of the USA Northeast Province).

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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.

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March 15, 2016 — A Winnipeg boy was selected to meet Pope Francis after his question was chosen to be published in a new children's book written by the Pope.

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March 14, 2016 — Fr. James Martin, SJ's new book, “Seven Last Words,” is based on his Good Friday sermon last year at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

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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.

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March 1, 2016 — Pope Francis personally responds to questions from kids in his first children’s book, published by Jesuit-run Loyola Press.

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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.

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February 5, 2016 — Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe (1907-1991), who served as the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1983.

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