Fr. James Martin Reflects on Meeting With Pope

Father James Martin, S.J., editor-at-large at the Jesuit-run, Manhattan-based America Magazine, met with Pope Francis on Sept. 30 in a private audience at the Vatican. 

Sister Jean Now 100: Milestone for the Beloved Loyola Hoops Nun

When it comes to March Madness, Sister Jean is second to “nun.” At least in age.The chaplain of Loyola University Chicago’s men’s basketball team, who rose to prominence during the 2018 NCAA Tournament when the Ramblers reached the Final Four, turned 100 on Aug. 21.

‘Silence’: A Cinematic Masterpiece

When Martin Scorsese’s new film, “Silence,” appeared, I was reminded of the first Scorsese film I saw, “Mean Streets,” in 1973, and also how closely I have followed the director’s career during the last 44 years.

Spiritual Exercises Prepared Actor to Portray Jesuit Priest

Actor Andrew Garfield underwent the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, as part of his preparation for playing a Jesuit priest in Martin Scorsese’s new film, “Silence.”

Father Joseph Fitzmyer, S.J.

Jesuit Father Joseph Fitzmyer, a leading Catholic biblical scholar, died Dec. 24 at Manresa Hall, a Jesuit infirmary in Philadelphia, Pa. He was 96.

Obituary: Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach

Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, whose service as superior general of the Society of Jesus marked a return to normal governance after a period of tension with the Vatican, died in Beirut Nov. 26, four days before his 88th birthday.