February 2019
Gregorian University Foundation

Arrupe Beatification Cause Begins

Pedro Arrupe, SJ

Bilbao, November 14, 1907 • Jesuit since 1927
Ordained priest on July 30, 1936 • Visionary on Japan (1938-1965) 
General Superior of the Society of Jesus (1965-1983)
Rome, February 5, 1991 
Beatification process opened for Fr Arrupe
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Fr Hans Zollner, SJ
President of the Centre for Child Protection
at the Pontifical Gregorian University

Vatican summit to create task force to aid bishops in safeguarding

Since the work of child protection must continue after the February meeting at the Vatican on safeguarding, one organizer said they plan on creating a "task force" with teams on every continent.

The task force would be just one of a number of "concrete measures that we want to offer the bishops of the world," Jesuit Father Hans Zollner told the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano Jan. 24.


A Conversation on a Path Forward for the Church

with Fr Hans Zollner SJ
Founder and President The Centre for Child Protection
at The Pontifical Gregorian University

Panel Discussion

introduction by Fr Alan Fogarty, SJ, President, Gregorian University Foundation

Kim Daniels, Associate Director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought & Public Life

Kathleen Coogan,  Parishioner & Pastoral Council Member, Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Fr Zollner

Sunday, March 24
2:00 pm
4:00 pm Reception

Copley Formal Lounge - Copley Hall Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW  Washington, DC
limited seating

Co-Sponsors:  Holy Trinity Catholic Church
& The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University 

Alumni News
18  January 2019
Robert Boxie III, Greg '15 STB '17 STL
gives the Mass for Life Homily in Washington DC

Opening his homily at the Mass, Father Robert Boxie III, the parochial vicar at St. Joseph Parish in Largo, Maryland, said, “To see this arena filled with the Body of Christ, I’m looking out and seeing hope for the future of our Church, and hope for the future of our country. It’s an awesome and beautiful sight!”

Alumni News
Pope Francis names
Cardinal Kevin Farrell 'Camerlengo'

Cardinal Farrell has a masters in philosophy and a licentiate in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University.

6 October -12 October
2019 Colloquium
Rome through the eyes of Ignatius

See the Eternal City from a unique perspective - from the heart of the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus.  Experience the adventure of Jesuit Rome with its academic, spiritual, social and cultural opportunities. Please join us as we explore from the center to the periphery.
Registration is now open!

7-9 May 2019 - Rome
International Conference
sponsored by the Gregorian University Foundation

An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal on the occasion of the 110th Anniversary of the Biblical Institute's founding, May 7, 1909


Faculty Feature
Jerusalem and Rome,
Walking a common path

An interview with
Fr. Etienne Emmanuel Vetö, Director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies
by Paolo Pegoraro

Lecture Series for the 2018-2019 Year of Cardinal Bea entitled: “Charism of Unity and Petrine Ministry.”

The Bible from Three “Points of View”

Paul Oberholzer, SJ
Politik und Mentalität in Spanien zu Beginn der Neuzeit

This video, prepared by Fr. Oberholzer, SJ, a faculty member at the Gregorian University, offers a view of the role of the Society of Jesus in the 16th century that differs from the traditional one. Jesuits were not as much a product of the Counter-Reformation as a result of the missionary expansionism of Spain. Most of the early Jesuits were Spanish. Spain was a country that had only been united in 1492 with the conquest of the Moorish kingdom of Granada. Within half a century it had expanded its influence into the Americas, East Asia and throughout Europe. The King of Spain was also the Holy Roman Emperor. A militant Catholicism was a binding force in this expansion and the young Society of Jesus was inspired as part of the Spanish culture to carry the Cross along with the Flag. This video uses maps and graphics to illustrate the points of the professor’s thesis.

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Praying with the Pope in February
Pope Francis' Universal prayer intention for February is: 

For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.

Reflect further on the Pope's Prayer Intention for February and unite yourself with the Pope's Prayer Network 
Watch the Pope's Video >>

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