Nine Jesuits from three countries in the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) were ordained deacons on October 28, the feast of Saints Simon and Jude. The new deacons who come from Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines were ordained by … Continued
When Lisa Wong of Wah Yan College Kowloon in Hong Kong met fellow teachers from Jesuit and Ignatian schools in Asia Pacific, she realised that she was not alone in the challenges she faces as a teacher in today’s classroom. … Continued
Fr Primitivo “Jun” E Viray Jr SJ was formally installed as Provincial of the Philippine Jesuits on November 17 in a Eucharistic celebration at the Oratory of St Ignatius, Loyola House of Studies. He took over from Fr Antonio Moreno … Continued
A dancing house. This is how many survivors of Typhoon Haiyan describe the substandard relocation houses that have been built. “If you shake them, they will move,” said one survivor. Four years after the disaster, building infrastructure that is able to withstand extreme weather conditions better remains a challenge in the Philippines.
The Jesuits have joined other Church voices in the Philippines in decrying the summary killings in the fight against drugs in the country. In a statement issued on August 24, Philippine Provincial Fr Antonio Moreno SJ said, “We cannot fight … Continued
“If you think climate change is bad, you’re not prepared to live in this world at all,” said Fr Pedro Walpole SJ in an interview recently, pointing out that climate change is but one of nine factors that can push the earth out of circulation. The other eight are ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, land-system change, biogeochemical flows, stratospheric ozone depletion, freshwater use, atmospheric aerosol loading and chemical pollution.
The Jesuits have begun working on the cause for the beatification of a Filipino Jesuit Scholastic, Richard “Richie” Fernando SJ, who died saving several people from a grenade blast in Cambodia in 1996.
In a letter to the Province on July 31, the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola, Philippine Provincial Fr Antonio Moreno SJ announced that Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, had endorsed his proposal to formally initiate the cause of Richie Fernando.