Father Joseph Wang died peacefully on July 15, 2016 at the Toronto General Hospital. He was in his 83rd year and in religious life for 64 years. Originally from China, he spent many years in BC doing pastoral ministry.
July 11, 2016 — On June 22 Canada’s Jesuits gathered in Toronto with First Nations people to make a sort of examination of conscience focused on the relationship between Jesuits and Canadian aboriginal people — a relationship which stretches back to 1611.
June 29, 2016 — If you didn’t know better, you might think that somebody photoshopped the picture of Fr. Larry Kroker, SJ. It shows the priest in a Roman collar, sporting a large ceremonial headdress, brightly colored and flowing with eagle feathers. The image might seem a little incongruous, but it’s real.
June 14, 2016 — As the one-year anniversary of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, approaches, Jesuit institutions are taking stock of their response to the pope's rallying cry to care for our common home.
May 23, 2016 — From carbon emission challenges to newly installed solar panels to the 2,000 honeybees now occupying a high school rooftop, Jesuits and their collaborators have responded in force to Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on the environment.
April 29, 2016 — On April 13, Jesuits and friends gathered for the 10th Annual Jesuit Provincial's Dinner and honoured Bishop Emeritus Jean-Louis Plouffe, Betty Bujold, Michael and Barbara McManus, with the Magis award.
April 26, 2016 — Over 90 representatives of Jesuit social ministries from more than a dozen countries gathered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, earlier this month to discuss social justice issues.
April 22, 2016 — On 16 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Ecuador. Well over 500 deaths and 8,000 injuries have been reported to date and there are still many people missing. There has been extensive damage to buildings, roads, and other infrastructure, including numerous Jesuit schools and social centres.
April 15, 2016 — As a Jesuit-inspired school, Mother Teresa Middle School in Regina, Saskatchewan, aims to instill the values of Jesuit education in the minds and hearts of its students, forming them as men and women for others.
Fr. Michael Lapierre died peacefully on April 4, 2016, at René Goupil House in Pickering. He was in his 101st year and in religious life for 82 years. Fr. Michael served as a professor of theology at Regis College for a half-century.