April 17, 2019 — This coming April 22, 2019, we will be celebrating two different events: Easter Monday and Earth Day. “Today the waves of destruction, personal and planetary, revert to springs of hope," writes Fr. Erik Oland, Superior of the Jesuits in Canada in a new letter to the Province.
April 11, 2019 — René Goupil is one of two such residences in the Province that provides a caring and supportive environment for elderly Jesuits. They may be active in the field no longer but the depth of life experience they bring to the mission of 'praying for the Society' can only enhance the quality of their prayer.
Father Julien Naud died in the infirmary of Richelieu, in the evening of April 8, 2019, at the age of 90. Julien always showed great availability to the requests addressed to him. He was a discreet being, of great kindness, always ready to help those who turned to him.
April 4, 2019 — Our world has never had such a need for peacemakers and also for builders of bridges of brotherhood, to repeat Pope Francis' beautiful words; even more so in the aftermath of the terrible attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Father Francis Micallef died on April 2, 2019 at 7:15am. He was in his 88th year and was a Jesuit for 68 years. He was zealously involved in many of the parish activities and tried to be available to all, no matter what the occasion.
April 3, 2019 — Call 58 asks the Pope to come to Canada and apologize “…to Survivors, their families, and communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical and sexual abuse of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children in Catholic-run residential schools.”
March 29, 2019 — As promised at the time of being elected, François Legault's government has just introduced a bill on the secular nature of the state, which essentially prohibits the wearing of religious symbols by state agents in a position of authority.
March 29, 2019 — In its most recent issue, the newsletter Open Space of the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice invites us to develop new forms of solidarity with the help of a very old idea, straight out of the Middle Ages: that of the commons.
March 29, 2019 — On March 27, during an open house, this centre, which is the guardian of the collective memory of Canadian Jesuits, allowed us to discover more than 700 years of Canadian history in a state-of-the-art environment.
March 21, 2019 — In its most recent issue, the jesuit magazine Relations (french) focuses on alternatives to punitive and coercive justice. It also gives a prominent place to Indigenous peoples’ legal traditions.
March 21, 2019 — Centre justice et foi in Montréal partners with Action Week Against Racism (21-31 March 2019). It will propose several awareness-raising and citizen mobilization activities to combat racism, intolerance and islamophobia.
March 21, 2019 — On March 27, the book The Church and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas will be launched at McGill University's Newman Centre. This book builds on and enhances the papers presented at a conference held in November 2016 at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology.
Father Jack Hall died peacefully on March 14, 2019 at the Jesuit Infirmary in Pickering, Ontario. He was in his 73rd year and was in religious life for 45 years. His care for the Society and the Church was genuine; his storytelling brought raucous laughter on his part.