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The Church: A Sign. An Interview with Professor Gilles Routhier

Gilles Routhier, a professor in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at Laval University and a priest of the Archdiocese of Quebec, is an expert in religious studies, specializing in the history and teaching of Vatican II, as well as in the manner it was received in Canada. He is also superior general of the Séminaire de Québec.  In this article as part of our series on the significance of Jesuits in today’s …

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Religion and Spirituality in Canada: An Interview with Father Gordon A. Rixon, SJ

What is spirituality? Religion? Secularism? These questions are addressed in all their complexity by Gordon A. Rixon, SJ, Associate Professor of systematic theology at Regis College, an ecumenical consortium at the University of Toronto. In this article in the series on the role of Jesuits in today’s context, Professor Rixon provides a broad overview of …

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Religion and Spirituality in Canada: Powerful Themes for Most Canadians

The Society of Jesus celebrates the Ignatian Year in 2021–2022, 500 years after the cannonball injury that precipitated the conversion of Saint Ignatius. Half a millennium after this event, Jesuits can be found in all parts of the globe. Meanwhile, the world has changed. The Catholic world has changed as well, marked in recent history …

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Towards Greater Recognition of Women in the Church and in the Society of Jesus

“Rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I continue in my commitment alongside the thousands of women who work in Jesuit institutions, knowing that the presence of women is essential and that together we can realize the vision of a world where the dignity of each person is respected—if only we dare to be bold.” This quote from …

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Celebrating the Word of God together online: A guide

We would like to offer this simple method for praying together online with the Word of God. Though many dioceses have cancelled the Sunday Eucharist to help civil authorities slow the transmission of the coronavirus, the Church is first and foremost the people of God gathered together as the Body of Christ.

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