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St. Ignatius Loyola

How to make our politics better: Pray first, says a Jesuit guide

By Thomas Reese — October 14, 2020

(RNS) — The kind of prayer recommended by a new pamphlet on civic engagement is the kind that helps us listen, detached from our own preconceptions and prejudices.

Meditating on death during a pandemic

By Thomas Reese — March 20, 2020

(RNS) — My precautionary isolation due to contact with someone with COVID-19 has given me time to think.

The death of trust and the triumph of suspicion

By Thomas Reese — June 26, 2019

(RNS) — Unless we build bridges and trust, neither the church nor America has much of a future.

Pope Francis on the Beatitudes

By Thomas Reese — May 17, 2018

(RNS) — In his recent ‘Gaudete et Exsultate,’ Pope Francis teaches that living the Beatitudes means ‘going against the flow’ in a world that pushes us in the opposite direction from holiness.

From Jackie O to Mario Cuomo, a Jesuit parish is the final stop for boldface Catholics

By David Gibson — January 5, 2015

NEW YORK (RNS) Why are boldface names often buried from the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola? The top three reasons are the same responses you get to almost every question about New York: location, location, location.

Why the first Jesuit pope is a big deal

By Caleb K. Bell — March 14, 2013

WASHINGTON (RNS) As the first Jesuit pope, Francis is a game-changer for relations between the church and its largest religious order.

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