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June 22, 2018 — A passionate, committed leader is sought by the board of directors of Red Cloud to guide a wide range of institutional efforts to empower Oglala Lakota youth, families, and community members through culturally-relevant education, arts-based programming, and spiritual formation.

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June 21, 2018 — Pat Lofton, 52, principal of St. Thomas More Catholic School in St. Paul, received the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion’s Dandy Award last month.

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June 19, 2018 — The Midwest Jesuits placed in seven different categories at the 2018 Catholic Press Association Awards, including four first-place wins.

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June 18, 2018 — Nearly 600 U.S. Catholic organizations declared that they are “still in” to support the Paris Agreement.

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June 18, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. George R. Menke, SJ, who was called to eternal life on June 15, 2018. George died at the Brebeuf Jesuit Community in Indianapolis. He was 75 years old, a Jesuit for fifty-seven years, and a priest for over forty years.

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The call to ministry for Fr. Dennis Ahern, SJ, can be traced to his days at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. “I could not help but notice that the Jesuits, who worked very hard, also laughed a lot and enjoyed so much about their lives – like playing basketball on gym nights,” he recalls.

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June 15, 2018 — Read the story of a family from Mumbai who received the Sacraments of Initiation in St. Mary's Chapel at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland in a liturgy planned by students.

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June 4, 2018 — The Society of Jesus is proud to announce the ordination of 27 new priests in the United States, Canada and Haiti, including 5 in the Midwest Province.

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May 30, 2018 — The Boler Family Foundation, based in Chicago, made the gift to the university in memory of Mr. Boler, a 1956 John Carroll graduate.

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May 26, 2018 — Fr. Timothy Kesicki, SJ, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the U.S., discusses some of the highlights of the provincials’ time with Father General.

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May 25, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Michael G. Morrison, SJ, who was called to eternal life on May 24, 2018, at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, WI. He was 81 years old. May he rest in peace.

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May 24, 2018 — IVC Chicago was recently recognized in a resolution honoring local Chicago service organizations at a Cook County Board Meeting.

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May 23, 2018 — Silence can be golden, but it also can be scary. Just ask Frs. Gillick and Carlson, longtime Creighton University priests who regularly direct silent retreats.

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May 21, 2018 — Jesuit Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, capped off the second day of his trip to Canada with a visit to Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ontario, which honors six Jesuits and two lay martyrs from the 17th-century missions.

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May 18, 2018 - Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, SJ, the 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) will be visiting Canada from May 18 – 30. Watch a video greeting, released ahead of his visit.

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May 14, 2018 — The Heider Family has made an $8 million gift for the building of a new student learning commons in honor of Fr. Timothy R. Lannon, SJ.

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May 11, 2018 — The university hosted its fifth annual climate change conference in March.

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May 10, 2018 — Lucas Schroeder has been named as the next principal of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, effective July 1, 2018.

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May 7, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Father Howard J. Gray, SJ, who died at 12:15 p.m. on May 7, 2018, at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Mich. of complications from a car accident. He was 87 years old. May he rest in peace.

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May 7, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Father Robert J. Ochs, SJ, who died on May 4, 2018, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.

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May 3, 2018 — Brothers Trevor Rainwater, SJ, and Conan Rainwater, SJ, are both Creighton University grads — and Jesuits.

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