As 20 religious orders resident in Haiti have banded together to beg for international intervention to end chaos and violence rampant in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti’s Jesuits are standing aside.

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The unity of the Catholic Church's bishops is fundamental in correcting past wrongs and in confronting challenges today, Pope Francis said.

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The 17th-century polymath Blaise Pascal wrote that the eternal silence of the heavens’ infinite spaces terrified him.

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The University of Sudbury, which has ties to the Jesuits that go back 108 years, has officially become a non-denominational and Francophone in its quest to secure its future as an independent post-secondary institution.

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THRISSUR, India -- Jesuit Fr. Stan Swamy, jailed on dubious terrorism charges since October, died July 5 at Holy Family Hospital in Mumbai. He was 84.

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MUMBAI, India -- The High Court in Mumbai ordered prison authorities to take an ailing 84-year-old Jesuit to the hospital, as it heard his appeal to receive bail on medical grounds, Indian media reported.

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Is an animal a person?

That’s the central question surrounding the fate of a 48-year-old female Asian elephant in the Bronx Zoo named Happy, a question that has enticed legal, moral and even theological debate.

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In the midst of bankruptcy proceedings at Laurentian University, the University of Sudbury is going back to its francophone roots.

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Canada’s Jesuit provincial superior Fr. Erik Oland has asked the Canadian government to intervene in the case of Fr. Stan Swamy, an 83-year-old Jesuit priest with Parkinson’s imprisoned in an Indian prison where he faces bizarre and vague charges under a new national security law.

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VATICAN CITY -- The September conviction of a former Salvadoran colonel for the murder of five Spanish Jesuit priests during El Salvador’s civil war is a major step forward on the path to gaining justice and healing old wounds, Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny said.

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OTTAWA -- The promise to release a detailed public list of all Canadian Jesuits who have been “credibly accused” of sex abuse has been delayed until at least the spring.

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St. Padre Pio built a hospital, performed miraculous healing acts, heard over five million confessions and manifested the stigmata. But the Italian priest, who died in 1968 at age 81, knew his highest purpose would be accomplished following his departure from Earth. 

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Putting an astrophysicist in the company of medievalists, literature scholars and historians may not seem like a natural fit, but it’s a perfect match as far as David Sylvester is concerned.

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Homeless people waiting to learn whether they might have contracted COVID-19 are living in the Jesuit retreat house in Guelph.

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Following five COVID-19 deaths in one horrific week, the Jesuit long-term care facility in Pickering, Ont., is closing temporarily.

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