22 Aug August 2022 Reflection – Michael McFarland SJ

In last month’s Gregorian University Foundation’s Distinguished Lecture, Rev. Robert Geisinger, SJ, canon law professor at the Gregorian University, who himself received his licentiate and doctorate in canon law at the Gregorian, spoke about the recent updates to the Church’s penal code....

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21 Jun June 2022 Reflection – Michael McFarland SJ

Next week on June 29, we celebrate the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul. We recognize them as the two pivotal figures in the establishment and spread of the Church and as model witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As we celebrate their...

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23 May May 2022 Reflection – Michael McFarland SJ

It was a time marked by the great growth of the nascent church, not just through increases in numbers but also through a constant expansion of its horizons, so that it went from a small sect within the Jewish community in Jerusalem to a movement...

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25 Apr April 2022 Reflection – Michael McFarland SJ

Jesus Christ, the Son of God became fully human, confronted the full force of evil in the world and absorbed its hatred, envy and violence to the point of death. Yet by God’s power, he emerged from that battle fully alive and gloriously triumphant. Moreover, he promised...

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04 Apr Fr Nazar’s Reflection on Ukraine

​From its very beginnings, the Pontifical Oriental Institute was close with the church in Russia and Ukraine. Hence, the Orientale community is intensely preoccupied with the invasion into Ukraine....

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21 Mar March 2022 Reflection – Michael McFarland SJ

This month on March 12 the Society of Jesus celebrated the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St. Ignatius Loyola and St. Francis Xavier, along with three other great saints, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Philip Neri and St. Isadore the Farmer. The occasion was...

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22 Feb February 2022 Reflection – Michael McFarland SJ

The Colloquium is always one of our most important initiatives, because it gives the participants an immediate and personal experience of the institutions we support, particularly their faculty, students and programs, leading to a depth of knowledge and insight that is not available any other...

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