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Rev Fr. Orobator, STL (1998)

"Very Reverend Fr. General Arturo Sosa has appointed Rev Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ President of the Conference of Major Superiors of Africa and Madagascar JESAM. Fr. Orobator will assume office on 16th February."

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Fr. Tom Smolich - M.Div (1986)

"Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ) will honor Fr. Thomas Smolich, S.J., with the CRISPAZ Peace Award on Tuesday, November 30, at an evening cocktail reception at The University of Santa Clara in Santa Clara, CA. The CRISPAZ Peace Award honors a particular individual or organization each year who has demonstrated a significant commitment to the promotion of peace and social justice. CRISPAZ, the awarding organization, has for more than three decades enabled thousands of individuals, mainly from North America, to accompany the Salvadoran People in their ongoing struggle for peace rooted in justice and compassion."

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Sean Dempsey, S.J. - M.Div (2008)

"Sean Dempsey, S.J., is assistant professor of history in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. He specializes in urban, religious and U.S. history. He is particularly interested in the intersection of U.S. religious traditions, particularly Christianity, and political visions. In the midst of the nation’s two main party conventions, we asked him what he has heard as Republican and Democratic leaders have explained themselves and their vision to the American people. Dempsey was interviewed by Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch."

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Patty Bowman - MA in Biblical Studies (1999)

 "The embrace of any cathedral should be wide," says Fr. Michael Ryan, pastor of Seattle's St. James Cathedral. He clearly means it.

Spiritual home to nearly 2,400 households (more than 5,000 individuals), the Seattle cathedral serves as ground zero for archdiocesan events from ordinations and high school graduation Masses to civic, cultural, inter-religious and artistic gatherings. 

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Daniel G Groody - S.T.L., 2001

As a graduate student in theology, I lived in a large university town near San Francisco. My room was in the basement of the house, where I spent many hours studying some of the best thinkers in the Christian tradition. After getting up one morning, I looked out my window. On the other side of the wall from where I had slept was a homeless man. Physically we were little more than a foot-and-a-half away from each other. Existentially, however, we lived in two different worlds. 

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