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ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 24: Crucifixes are displayed for sale near Vatican City on February 24, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience on February 27, 2013 before he retires the following day. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church …

Papal Adviser Slams Proposed Italian Crucifix Law

Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro has voiced strong opposition to a proposed law that would mandate placing crucifixes in all public buildings, rejecting the bill as the politicization of a religious symbol.

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Jesuit Georgetown University Holds ‘First’ Pro-Life Forum

Georgetown University in Washington, DC held an official “Respect Life” forum, the first for the Jesuit university that last year saw Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards receive a standing ovation from students.

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Fake News: Trump ‘War on Environment’ Is ‘War on the Unborn’

In one of the most convoluted exercises in sophistry to ever grace the pages of the Jesuit flagship publication America magazine—a strikingly high bar—President Donald Trump has been accused of waging a war against unborn babies because of his opposition to the Paris climate accord.

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Pope Francis Asks Alumni if They Still Have the ‘Jesuit Virus’

In a video message to the participants in a meeting of alumni of Jesuit Institutions, Pope Francis asked his listeners whether they still had “Jesuit virus” or if they no longer bore the distinctive characteristics of a Jesuit education.

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Jesuit University Journal: End ‘Bourgeois’ Institution of Marriage

A law professor at Jesuit-run Fordham University in New York is appealing for an end to the institution of marriage in America, which he describes as “religious, gendered, and bourgeois.” Ethan J. Leib published his essay in the Fordham Law Review.

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Jesuit Mag Disses Climate Change Skeptics

The Jesuit flagship publication La Civiltà Cattolica has released a prefatory essay on the theology of the environment to prepare Catholics—and the world—for the Pope’s upcoming encyclical on human ecology. Rather than seriously entertain the objections of climate change skeptics and others who have expressed concerns about the Pope’s letter, however, the article cavalierly dismisses them as unworthy of consideration.