A Message from the Editor
We have dedicated this issue to the Jesuits. You will find interviews with Jesuits globally, books by Jesuits, TV reviews by Jesuits, a Jesuit poem, and many Jesuit videos.
We ask all of our readers to pray for all those with Covid-19.
A Prayer for the 1989 Murdered Jesuits in El Salvador
Good and Gracious God,
We are horrified by the testimony of a former Salvadoran army officer that the "high command" gave orders to eliminate Jesuits priests during the country's civil war in 1989. These men were the priests to the people, Lord, and ministering to their needs. As with Pontius Pilate, the Central American country's president knew of the crimes to be committed and did not intervene.
These men with their housekeeper were brutally treated, Lord, by a former colonel in the army of El Salvador, who is on trial in Spain, Inocente Orlando Montano, on the campus of the Catholic University. Lord, we beg you to help the people of El Salvador who bear the brunt of this loss, help them to continue to heal even 30 years later.
At the testimony July 8, Mendoza said his superior, Guillermo Benavides, a former colonel and then-director of the army academy, told troops the night before the crime that an order had come to move against Spanish Jesuit Father Ignacio Ellacuria, rector of Central American University in San Salvador. May Guillermo Benavides, realize how the horror and evil of this act affected the entire community. Assist all in San Salvador to heal. May the plentitude of vocations to the priesthood for the Jesuits in this region continue to flourish and make a difference. by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer when I Feel Rejected
you made me who I am.
I praise you and I love you, for I am wonderfully made,
in your own image.
But when people make fun of me,
I feel hurt and embarrassed and even ashamed.
So please, God, help me remember my own goodness,
which lies in you.
Help me remember my dignity,
which you gave me when I was conceived.
Help me remember that I can live a life of love,
because you created my heart.
Be with me when people make me feel "less than,"
and help me to respond the way you would want me to,
with a love that respects the other, but also respects me.
Help me find friends who love me for who I am.
Help me, most of all, to be a loving person.
And, God, help me remember that Jesus loves me.
For he too was seen as an outcast.
He too was misunderstood.
He too was beaten and spat upon.
Jesus understands me and loves me with a special love,
because of the way you made me.
And when I am feeling lonely,
help me remember that Jesus welcomed everyone as a friend.
Jesus reminded everyone that God loved them.
Jesus encouraged everyone to embrace their dignity,
even when others were blind to that dignity.
Jesus loved everyone with the love that you gave him.
And he loves me too.
One more thing, God:
Help me remember that nothing is impossible with you,
that you have a way of making things better,
that you can find a way of love for me,
even if I can't see it right now.
Help me remember all these things in the heart you created,
Amen. Submitted by Father James Martin. S.J. Profiles in Catholicism
Prayer for When I Feel Rejected
by Father James Martin. S.J. Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for Father Ray Schroth, SJ by Eilein Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for Protection of Vienna Youth from Terrorism
In this holy season of Advent,
we wait, Lord, for your coming.
As we stand before injustice and violence,
most recently with the attack in Vienna,
our hearts long for healing and redemption.
Continue to pour into our hearts
a steady confidence that you will come to heal us.
Intensify our willingness to be instruments of your healing.
Come and save your people. Amen by Father Louis Cameli Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for those in Nursing Homes Infected with Covid-19
Good and Gracious God,
We implore you today to take care of the elderly in nursing homes who have the dreaded COVID disease. These are men and women who have given their life for their families. They are men and women who have raised children and even grandchildren with love, affection, turmoil, and struggle. They are men and women who have remained faithful to you and your teachings. They are men and women who have offered others their time, talent, joy, and kindness to alleviate much of the stress in the eyes of those they cared for. Please be with them during this difficult time and assist them in continuing to love all the people who have journeyed with them to you. We ask you this through Jesus, our Son, in union with all the angels and saints. Amen
by Eilein Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism
A prayer for those beheaded in Nigeria 
“Our Need for Help”
Dear Joseph and Mary, we appeal to your Son, Jesus Christ:
Who became flesh and entered into the flesh of human life,
Growing up in a family of faith, hope and above all love.
Your family took up the task of work and hospitality,
Gathering wood to transform in the case of craft and cooking.
Your family knew persecution, poverty and exile and you,
Lord, rejection, interrogation, abandonment, torture and execution.
Oh Holy Family of Nazareth, remember your own experience:
Draw close to the many farmers and their families who now know
Not just the difficulties of growing crops, feeding livestock,
Earning a living, mending and making equipment, finding labor,
Making enough money to pay their debts, buy food, help others –
Now they know, and have known for some time, the terrible
Uncertainty of whether or not they will live another day.
Oh Holy men and women, born of earth and guests of heaven:
Many of you left this life in equally tragic circumstances,
Bearing in your own bodies the persecution of Christ.
Many of you lost families, land, houses and all the world offers,
Whether because you actually possessed it or were promised it.
Many of you lived the real uncertainty of capture, torture and death
Awaiting every turn and sometimes betrayed by those close to you.
Dear Joseph and Jesus, Son of Mary and Son of the Most High,
Dear Holy Family of Nazareth, hidden amidst the little we know,
Dear Saints, single and married, daughters and sons,
We implore and beg you to send your angels to accompany all
Who have so violently left us that they enter into tranquillity
And intercede, with the many already there, for peace between
People’s and places, faiths and ways of life, that there may spring up
A new and lasting gift of reconciliation that all may flourish and
Inherit a blessing and a hope for all who remain;
And so we pray, finally:
Begging you to help the world to hear through the din of sounds,
Begging you to help the world to see through the glitter of images,
Begging you to help the world to be touched while in the distance
By our need for help. by Francis Etheredge Profiles in Catholicism
1 “Pope Francis prays for victims of Islamist attack in Nigeria that left 30 beheaded”
by Courtney Mares
A Prayer for Healthcare Workers Who Have died from Covid-19
Gracious God, in these times of corona
we sometimes wonder where you are
and if your love for us has grown cold.
Send us your Holy Spirit and make us see
that your love is active still and that you reveals yourself
in those who care for the sick and the dying.
Their commitment, tenderness, resolve and endurance
Is a tangible reminder of who your Son was for us.
We pray for all the healthcareworkers:
nurses, doctors, cleaning staff, all the supporting services.
That they may feel close to you
when they are serving their fellow men and women in need;
that your closeness may inspire strength when they are
weighed down by despair and fatigue.
God, send forth your holy Spirit, with his soft and steady light
of hope and tenderness. Amen. by Father Jos Moons, SJ Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for Sonia Bibi
Please welcome Sonia Bibi into your loving embrace and comfort her family. by Gordon Nary Profiles in Catholicism
A Quote to Remember
“More than ever I find myself in the hands of God.
This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth.
But now there is a difference;
the initiative is entirely with God.
It is indeed a profound spiritual experience
to know and feel
myself so totally in God’s hands.”
Gift better than Himself God doth not know, Gift better than God no man can see; This gift doth here the giver given bestow Gift to this gift let each receiver be; God is my gift, Himself He freely gave me, God's gift am I, and none but God shall have me.”
by Robert Southwell, Collected Poems: Robert Southwell SJ
New Research: Galileo, Jesuit Astronomers, and Star Sizes by Christopher M. Graney Sacred Space Astronomy Link to Astronomy
As fighting in Ethiopia escalates, Jesuits urge humanitarian access, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered the army into Tigray to fight regional government forces by Fredrick Nzwili Catholic News Service/UCA News Link to War/Acts of War /Terrorism/Genocide
Jesuit Volunteer Conducts Jail Visit in NOLA During COVID-19 by Tomy Vettukallel JVC Link to Prison Challenges
Elderly Jesuit priest describes 'joy' of Indian prison life. Father Stan Swamy says he sees God in the pain and smiles of his fellow inmates in a Mumbai jail by Saji Thomas UCA News
Christians seek Indian leaders' help for bail for jailed priest..The help of the president and prime minister of India has been sought to obtain bail for elderly Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy who is in precarious health condition in prison. by Vatican News staff writer Vatican News
Social media helps detained Indian Jesuit get sipper mug by UCA News reporter UCA News
Liverpool's new Parish honours legacy of Saint Oscar Romero by Tamala Ceasar Independent Catholic News
Ex-Salvadoran officer: 'High command' gave order to kill Jesuits in '89 by David Agren Catholic News Service/Angelus
What St. Edmund Campion and AIDS victims share: They were killed by fear by Matt Malone, S.J. America Link to HIV/AIDS
Dante and the Jesuits by Giandomenico Mucci, SJ La Civiltà Cattolica
How Other People Knew My Vocation Before Me by Sean Barry, SJ Link to Religious Vocations
This Jesuit leadership program is answering Pope Francis’ call for a ‘missionary church’ by Gerard O’Connell America
Christmas across the Australian Jesuit Province by Australian Jesuits
My Vocation Story is a Tale of a 20 Year Approach/Avoidance Conflict by Christopher Alt, SJ The Jesuit Post Link to Religious Vocations
From “I Love You” to “I Love You”: Learning to Love My Vocation by Chris Williams, SJ The Jesuit Post
How a Road Trip with a Retired Franciscan Led to a Jesuit Vocation by Tucker Redding, The Jesuit Post
Women’s and Gender Studies is Integral to My Vocation by Michael Bachmeier, SJ The Jesuit Post
A Jesuit guide to pandemic ministry by Aaron Pidel America
America is a nation of Immigrants? Not Precisely by Julie Schumacher Cohen Ignatian Solidarity Network
Rome: Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ at 40th anniversary Mass for four missionaries martyred in El Salvador by Independent Catholic News
Sisters raped in foster family: Anglican Church, state and police 'did nothing' by Michael Neilson New Zealand Herald
In Latin America, an assessment and a look into the future by Communications Office Jesuit Refugee Service
B.C. priest accused of sexual misconduct: Vancouver Archdiocese by Kathryn Tindale and Tim James NEWS 1130
Catholic TV network pulls shows with George Rutler, priest accused of sexual assault by Jack Jenkins Religion News Service
Walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice by Jesuits Global Link to Poverty
Pope Francis encourages young economists to learn from the poor by CNA Daily News/The Catholic World Report
God With Me by David St. Amand IgNation
Vatican asks Instagram to investigate “Like” by Pope Francis’ account by Christine Rousselle CNA/The Catholic World Report Link to Social Media
Mental health funding welcome, but more postvention funding needed.The Victorian Government’s $868.6m investment into fixing the state’s mental health system,announced ahead of the Victorian State Budget 2020/21, will improve outcomes for millions of Victorians according to Jesuit Social Services. by Jesuit Social Services Australia Link to Mental Health/Illness
Talented refugee artist shares gift for charity. A key part of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS UK)1 's mission is to celebrate and promote the rich contribution that refugees make to the community each day, by Independent Catholic News
The secret of Walter Ciszek’s ‘Little Way’ by Greg Erlandson Intersections/Angelus
‘We had no idea’: The hidden life of the reputed stigmatist tortured by Stalin’s secret police by CNA Staff Catholic News Agency Link to General Violence Challengesand to Catholicism
The rumble in Dorothy Day's soul still quakes 40 years after her death by Patricia Lefevere National Catholic Register Link to Catholic Activism and to Social Justice
Dorothy Day's focus on the neglected would resonate in COVID-19 era, speakers say by Kurt Jensen Catholic News Service/Catholic San Francisco
The Empowerment of Women by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism
The Road to Extinction by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism
Chicago Catholic high school mourns shooting death of 15-year-old sophomore by Contributor Catholic News Service/Crux Link to Murdered Children
The Economy of Francis – of Both Saint and Pope by Tony Magliano Indian Catholic Matters
Advent: And So We Wait by Tony Magliano The Southern Cross
Inclusive prayer service for people with disabilities marks 30th anniversary of the A.D.A. by Erika Rasmussen America Link to Disabilities
Pope says disabled persons have a ‘right’ to the sacraments by Elise Ann Allen Crux
Overcoming discrimination against persons with a disability by Stephan Uttom UCA News
Federal judge orders full restoration of DACA program by Carol Zimmerman Catholic News Service/National Catholic Reporter Lank to DACA
How a single painting in the New York Jewish Museum’s collection helps define Jewish art by Maya Balakirsky Katz Tablet
Israeli police arrest man for throwing firebomb inside Catholic church by Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service/Crux Link to Fear, Hate, Prejudice, and Discrimination against Others and to Terrorism
Visible Men: Black Fathers Talk About Losing Sons to Police Brutality by Mosi Secret GQ Link to Racial Challenges and Outreachand to Police Brutality and Misconduct
Rwanda’s first cardinal sees family as key to planting the seeds of peace by CNA/The Catholic World Report
Priest's Aboriginal victims sue Pope Francis over church's failures by Chip Le Grand Sydney Morning Herald Link to Indigenous People
The Way Prisoners Flag Guard Abuse, Inadequate Health Care and Unsanitary Conditions Is Broken by Shannon Heffernan WBEZ/ProPublica Link to Prison Challenges
No public Masses until January for Belgian Catholics by CNA/The Catholic World Report
Jared Bernstein is ‘verklempt’ to join Biden’s council of economic advisers by Gabe Friedman The Forward
Report: Two-child limit on UK tax benefits pushes some women to abortion by Catholic News Agency Link to Abortion
Gethsemane church targeted in arson attack by Catholic News Agency Link to Terrorism
Mastercard investigates Pornhub for allegations of child abuse by Jazmin Goodwin CNN Link to Pornography Challenges
Prince Charles calls Rabbi Jonathan Sacks ‘a light unto this nation’ at ceremony marking 30 days since chief rabbi’s death by Cnaan Liphshiz The Forward
Demonic Foes a thorough, scholarly analysis of the phenomenon of diabolic attacks by Father Seán Connolly The Dispatch/The Catholic World Report Link to Exorcism and Satanism
San Francisco archbishop's exorcisms highlight controversy over Serra, conflict with Indigenous by Mark R. Day National Catholic Reporter
28 years on, verdict in Kerala nun’s murder case on December 22 by Hindustan Times Link to Murdered Nuns
‘Angels Unawares’ Sculpture Depicting Migrants and Refugees Finds Temporary Home on Grand Army Plaza by Emily Drooby and Bill Miller NetTV Link to Spirituality and Art
AP FACT CHECK: Trump floods rally with audacious falsehoods by Calvin Woodward Associated Press Link to Immoral Political Practices
Thanks For Giving Us More COVID, SCOTUS by Henry Karlson Patheos Link to Covid-19
Doctors Begin to Crack Covid’s Mysterious Long-Term Effects Severe fatigue, memory lapses, heart problems affect patients who weren’t that badly hit initially; ‘It’s been so long’ by Sarah Toy, Sumathi Reddy and Daniela Hernandez The Wall Street Journal
Can I stop wearing a mask after getting a COVID-19 vaccine? by The Associated Press
Leaked documents reveal China's mishandling of the early stages of Covid-19 by Nick Paton Walsh CNN Link to China Challenges
Passover and Easter by Mary C. Boys and Shuly Rubin Schwartz Encyclopedia of Jewish-Christian Relations Online
Learning From Our Mistakes: 3 Lessons the HIV/AIDS Pandemic Can Teach Us About COVID” by Brian Strassburger The Jesuit Post Link to HIV/AIDS
“We Don’t Even Know Who Is Dead or Alive”: Trapped Inside an Assisted Living Facility During the Pandemic by Ava Kofman ProPublica
How to fight Holocaust denial in social media – with the evidence of what really happened by Adam G. Klein The Conversation Link to The Holocaust
Japanese bishops urge solidarity as suicides rise under COVID fallout by Elise Ann Allen Crux
In Uganda, Another Museveni Crackdown by Helen Epstein The New York Review
Dismay as Egypt 'suspends' investigation of Italian student. Authorities in Cairo have suspended an investigation into the 2016 murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni. by Nathan Morley Vatican News Link to Murder
The Mass Murder of Nigerian Christians, The world is determined to look away from a horrific campaign of killings being perpetrated in Africa under the name of Islam by Rabbi Abraham Cooper and Rev. Johnnie Moore Tablet
Indonesian priest 'exchanges' sacraments for trees. It's not just people's souls Franciscan Father Andreas Bisa wants to save, it's the entire planet by Ryan Dagur UCA News
Decline of the Catholic school system in the U.S. continues, with no end in sight .In 1970, there were more than 9,000 Catholic elementary schools in the U.S. enrolling some 3.4 million students; last year by Russell Shaw The Dispatch/The Catholic World Report Link to Catholic Schools
Catholic charity helps battle climate degradation in South Sudan by Elise Ann Allen Crux Link to Environment and Climate Challenges, Advocacy, and Response
Links: Going big on climate change, going bonkers on Trump by Michael Sean Winter National Catholic Reporter Catholic leaders condemn UK government’s U-turn on foreign aid by Charles Collins Crux
Clashes with cleric’s supporters kill 5 in southern Iraq by Qassim Abdul-Zahra Religion News Service
Philippine Church dedicates 2021 pastoral year to missionary renewal. In 2021, the Philippine Church marks 500 years of the arrival of the Gospel in the land. The Philippine bishops have chosen, “Missio ad Gentes”, as the theme of the pastoral year 2021 by Vatican News staff writer Vatican News
Islamist militants open fire and burn police car in Philippine town by Associated Press/Crux
Pandemic fuels child labor increase in the Philippines .Bishop calls on all parties to intensify crusade against forcing children to work by Joseph Peter Calleja UCANews
Praying to and for the desaparecidos of the Philippines by Mary Aileen D. Bacalso UCA News
Philippine Politics Under Duterte: A Midterm Assessment by David D. Timnerman Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Manila bans children from going out in public, Minors will not be allowed in churches or malls in further bid to curb Covid-19 in Philippine capital by Joseph Peter Calleja UCA News
Donor fatigue surges as calamities hit Philippines by Joseph Peter Calleja UCA News
The Battle Over Scalia’s Legacy by Noah Feldman The New York Review
A Deputy Prosecutor Was Fired for Speaking Out Against Jail Time for People Who Fall Behind on Rent by Maya Miller and Ellis Simani ProPublica
Montreal archbishop apologizes after report faults failures to address priest’s misconduct by CNA/The Catholic World Report
Chinese hackers impersonate Catholic news outlets for gain by CathNews Link to Cybersecurity, China Challenges, and Media
Hong Kong democracy protestors sentenced to months in prison by Catholic News Agency
China is committing a genocide. Silence is not an option. by Stephen D. Smith The Forward
Chinese Doctors Harvested Organs of Car Crash Victims and Patients with Severe Brain Damage by Lydia Smith Newsweek
Should Hong Kong crackdowns count as ‘anti-Christian persecution’? by John L. Allen Jr Crux
A Climate President? Biden’s climate-change agenda by Dominic Preziosi Commonweal Link to Environment and Climate Challenges, Advocacy, and Response
Biden administration's climate agenda reflects spirit of Laudato Si' by Daniel P. Horan Earthbeat
52 Catholic priests in Colorado, including iconic Father Woody, abused 212 victims, further investigation finds by Jesse Pauland and Jennifer Brown The Colorado Sun Link to Catholic Sexual Violence Against Minors
Hope and healing at the Church’s heart: a new approach to helping abuse survivors by Peter Beer and Hans Zollner The Tablet
Chicago archdiocese to pay $1.5 million in sexual abuse suit by Don Babwin Associated Press
Sex abuse claims, secret payments, then a suicide. He battled memories of his past – and the priests at the center of it. by Haley BeMiller Green Bay Press-Gazette Link to Suicide/Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia
Action plan missing from McCarrick Report can be found Down Under by Massimo Faggioli Catholic Outlook
Inter-American Human Rights Commission to look into clerical sexual abuse by Inés San Martín Crux Link to Human Rights
Saudi-Israeli relations: The curious case of a NEOM meeting denied by Tamara Cofman Witte and Natan Sachs Brookings
Paris police suspended over beating of Black man by Silvie Corbet Associated Press Link to Police Brutality and Misconduct
Vatican launches holiday campaign for elderly as nursing home deaths rise by Elise Ann Allen Crux
The mistake of designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization by Gregory Johnsen Brookings
Links: Trump and Latinos, religious liberty and conservatives, Jesuit liturgists by Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter Link to General United States Immigration Challenges
How Black Americans saved Biden by Rashawn Ray Brookings Link to Racial Challenges and Outreach
Video of torture of Pakistani Christian goes viral. Sanitary worker was forced to wear rosary during assault but minorities group says attack was not religious persecution by Kamran Chaudhry UCA News
Global disabilities map visualizes the strength and power of millions of athletes around the world by Sarah Hillyer and Carolyn Spellings The Conversation Link to Disabilities
Two secular lawsuits raise deeply ecclesiastical conundra by John L. Allen Jr Crux Link to Catholic Sexual Violence Against Minors
A Miracle of Conversion: Cancer Helped Heal His Soul by Autumn Jones National Catholic Register Link to Cancer
Two Newly-Elected Pro-life Catholic Congresswomen Discuss Abortion, Faith, and Outreach by Lauretta Brown National Catholic Register Link to Abortion and to United States Politics
Deep cuts at Catholic colleges draw backlash by Alexander Thompson National Catholic Reporter
Nuclear Ban Treaty presents a major challenge to UK Government and sub commanders by Independent Catholic News Link to Nuclear Challenges
Priest jailed for theft blames Catholic doctrine, also facing sex abuse charges by JD Flynn CNA/Catholic World Report Link to Financial Crimes, LGBTQ Challenges, Catholic Sexual Violence Against Minors, and to Prison Challenges
Montreal archbishop apologizes after report faults failures to address priest’s misconduct by CNA /The Catholic World Report
Catholic leaders decry additional federal execution measures by Carol Zimmermann CNA/Crux Link to Death Penalty
Wokeness and Catholicism.In spite of the talk of equality and liberation, woke ideology ultimately means rule by a small number of people who have the superior knowledge, intelligence, and virtue needed to define what views are correct. by James Kalb The Catholic World Report
Vienna terror attack reportedly intended to target church youth group by CNA Daily News Link to Terrorism
Pope Francis prays for victims of Islamist attack in Nigeria that left 30 beheaded by Courtney Mares Catholic News Agency
Malaysian Bishops call for end to violence against women and children by Vatican News staff writer Vatican News
Former Korean dictator sentenced for slandering Catholic priest The priest testified that military helicopters fired at civilians during an uprising in 1980 by UCA News reporter UCANews
Pandemic’s suffering opens way for Buddhist chaplains .The Buddhist contemplative approach to chaplaincy has spurred a new interest in Buddhism in the medical environment. by Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil Religion News Service
The media is not the church's enemy by Heidi Schlumpf National Catholic Reporter Link to Media
Angry Indian farmers besiege capital in trucks by Altaf Qadri Associated Press
In video, Trump recycles unsubstantiated voter fraud claims by Aamer Madhani and Kevin Freking Associated Press Link to United States Politics
Why I, a Republican, am (reluctantly) voting for Pastor Warnock in the Georgia election by Aaron Goldstein The Forward
Disinformation Targeting Women in Politics. Worldwide, women in politics are frequent targets of abuse and threats online, but social media companies and governments are not doing nearly enough to combat it. by Lucina Di Meco and Saskia Grechenmacher Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Link to Women Challenges/ Outreach/Protection
A Feminist Foreign Policy to Deal with Iran? Assessing the EU’s Options by Cornelius Adebahr and Barbara Mittlehammert Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Hannah Arendt’s Critique of Social Media. How personal judgment—essential to a diverse democratic public sphere—gets subsumed by our clichéd attempts to join the crowd by Blake Smith Tablet Link to Social Media
How the Martyred Maryknoll Sisters Inspired This Woman to Become a Missionary in El Salvador by Currents News Staff/NetTV
It Wasn’t the First Time the NYPD Killed Someone in Crisis. For Kawaski Trawick, It Only Took 112 Seconds. by Eric Umansky ProPublica Link to Murder and to Police Brutality and Misconduct
Over 1 billion people live in poverty hotspots by Raj M. Desai, Homi Kharas, and Selen Özdoğan Brookings Link to Poverty
‘Power imbalances’ must be tackled to defeat poverty in Nigeria, Christian Aid says by Crux Staff Crux
The Mass Murder of Nigerian Christians. The world is determined to look away from a horrific campaign of killings being perpetrated in Africa under the name of Islam by Rabbi Abraham Cooper and Rev. Johnmmie Moore Tablet
‘I live in the moment’: Meet the pilot who thwarted Leila Khaled’s hijacking in 1970 — and her recent university speech by Dina Kraft The Forward
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Bill Murray stars in a Zoom reading of the Book of Job—and sparks a dialogue on suffering and division by Elana Schor and Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press
Report: Vatican seeks 8-year jail sentence for ex-Vatican bank president by CNA Staff Catholic News Agency Link to Financial Crimes
Annual report: Some US dioceses improe financial transparency, others remain secretive by Madeleine Davison National Catholic Reporter
Nigerians got their abusive SARS police force abolished – but elation soon turned to frustration by Samuel Fury Childs Daly The Conversation Link to Police Brutality and Misconduct
Pakistan’s minorities plan Dec 10 "Black Day for Human Rights" by Vatican News” Link to Human Rights
As Mexico’s president attacks his critics and the press, Catholic leaders warn against the danger of polarization by Jan-Albert Hootsen America
Soccer players lay down ‘marker’ in fight against racism by Bob Haris Associated Press
St. John Henry Newman’s plea is fulfilled at his one-time home by Joanna Bogle The Catholic World Report
US diplomats’ brain injuries may be from covert microwave attack, experts say. Data from Russian experiments on pulsed RF energy offers best explanation. by Beth Mole ars Technica
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To the Greater Glory: A psychological Study of Ignatian Spirituality by W.W Meissner, SJ, MD Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, PhD Profiles in Catholicism
The Art of Spiritual Direction. A Guide to Ignatian Spirituality. by Father Jos Moons, SJ Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, PhD Profiles in Catholicism
Passionate Uncertainty: Inside the American Jesuits by Peter McDonough and Eugene C. Bianchi Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, PhD Profiles in Catholicism
A Pilgrim’s Testament: The Memoirs of Saint Ignatius of Loyola edited by Barton T. Geger, S.J. Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, PhD Profiles in Catholicism
A Friendship Like No Other Experiencing God's Amazing Embrace by William A. Barry, SJ Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, PhD Profiles in Catholicism
The Jesuits: a History from Ignatius to the Present by John W. O’Malley, SJ Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, PhD Profiles in Catholicism
An Ignatian Book of Days by Jim Manney Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism
Always Discerning by Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J. Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism
Apeirogon by Colum McCann Commentary by Marc Rastoin, SJ La Civiltà Cattolica
All God's Animals by Christopher Steck, S.J. Reviewed by Benjamin Ivry America
A Call to Mission: A History of the Jesuits in China 1842-1954 by Father David Strong SJ, Commentary by Father Michael Kelly SJ, UCANews
Company Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968 by Jim Bowman Reviewed by David H Werning Profiles in Catholicism
Ignatian Humanism: A Dynamic Spirituality for the 21st Century by Ronald Modras Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight Profiles in Catholicism
Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin, S.J. Reviewed by Dennis Waldeck Profiles in Catholicism
Radical Prayer by David Hassel, S.J. Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight. PhD Profiles in Catholicism
Sacred Space by the Irish Jesuits Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight. PhD Profiles in Catholicism
The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present by John O’Malley, S.J. Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D Profiles in Catholicism
Violence, Otherness and Identity in Isaiah 63:1-6 The Trampling one Coming from Edom by Father Dominic Irudayara SJ,. Andrew Mein, et al Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism
What Do You Seek? by Michael Buckley, S.J. Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, PhD Profiles in Catholicism
What’s so Funny about Faith? A Memoir from the Intersection of Hilarious and Holy by Jake Martin, SJ Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, PhD Profiles in Catholicism
A Friendship Like No Other Experiencing God's Amazing Embrace by William A. Barry, SJ Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, PhD Profiles in Catholicism
Film Reviews and Commentaries
The World of Almodóvar Reviewed by Virgilio Fantuzzi, SJ La Civiltà Cattolica
Roma Reviewed by Uli Covarrubias, SJ The Jesuit Post
Wonder Woman: A Story of Female Bondage or Liberation? Reviewed by Colten Biro The Jesuit Post
Hillbilly Elegy’ poverty porn? Commentary by John W. Miller America
TV Reviews and Commentaries
13 Reasons Why Reviewed by Jake Martin America
John Oliver: Comic Crusader Against the Status Quo Commentary by Jake Martin, SJ America
Sherlock Holmes: Pop Culture's Christ Figure Reviewed by Jake Martin, SJ America
Trying to watch 'Making a Murderer' and still believe in God. Reviewed by Jake Martin, SJ America
Remembering Those Who Have Passed
Ven. Aloysius Schwartz: Modern Missionary to Korea by Michael O’Neill National Catholic Register
In Memory of Fr. Bartolomeo Sorge by La Civiltà Cattolica
Feasting with the Saints
Anniversary of the Founding of the Jesuits by Gordon Nary Profiles in Catholicism
Making the right choices, an Ignatian guide
What are the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius?
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place MV