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Steve Surovick, S.J., superior of the Arrupe House Jesuit Community at St. Joe’s and director of Mission
and Ministry at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, celebrates mass.

Jesuit universities grapple with response to war

Hannah Pajtis and Ally Engelbert November 15, 2023

At Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States, students have been grappling with how to respond to the most recent Israel-Hamas war. On Oct. 11, three days after Israel formally declared...

‘Ten Ways to Respond to the Situation in In Israel, Palestine and Gaza Rooted in the Jesuit Tradition’ from Paul Nicholson, S.J.

Ally Engelbert November 15, 2023

1) Start with an acknowledgement that this is a very complex situation, with a disputed history, and a situation at present where it is difficult to know the truth of what is happening in any detail. 2)...

Douglass Ray, S.J., left, stands with Brian Strassburger, S.J., right, during his Sept. 17 homily.

Priest relays experiences with migrants

Max Kelly September 20, 2023

A Jesuit priest who works with migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border led the 7 p.m. mass on Sept. 17 at the Chapel of Saint Joseph. In his homily, Brian Strassburger, S.J., talked about his daily experiences...

Peter A. Clark 75, S.J., Ph.D., director of the Institute of Clinical Bioethics at St. Joes, along with students discuss an upcoming Health Promoter program.

The Hawk Rap: A Q&A with Father Peter Clark

Allie Miller January 25, 2023

Peter A. Clark ’75, S.J., Ph.D., is a theology professor and director of the Institute of Clinical Bioethics at St. Joe’s. The author of 150 articles in the field, he is a 24/7 on-call bioethicist...

Manresa Hall, a hall in the Loyola Center, serves as an infirmary for the St. Joe’s Jesuit community and other local Jesuits. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Jesuit priests evacuated from infirmary due to COVID-19 cases

Luke Malanga April 15, 2020

All Jesuit priests were evacuated from Manresa Hall, the Jesuit infirmary adjacent to St. Joe’s campus, last week due to the spread of COVID-19 within the residence. One of the priests has since died...


On ethics and coronavirus: ‘We’re going to have to answer tough questions’

Luke Malanga April 6, 2020

As the coronavirus strains the healthcare system in the U.S., Kevin Wildes, Ph.D., S.J., professor of philosophy, a bioethicist, said many ethical dilemmas will arise.  "Who will get a ventilator? Who...

Skorka held a two part series on interfaith relations. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Rabbi Skorka promotes interfaith dialogue on campus

Eddie Daou February 11, 2020

Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Ph.D., visiting professor of theology, has fostered ongoing conversations about interfaith relationships through his close friendship with Pope Francis. Skorka has worked to promote...

From left to right: Dawn Araujo-Hawkins, Sister Alison McCrary and Lezley McSpadden speak in the Cardinal Foley Campus Center on Feb 5. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Panel discusses criminal justice system and the Catholic Church

Angelique Frazier February 11, 2020

A panel discussion sponsored by the Faith-Justice Institute on Feb. 5 focused on the need for the Catholic Church to better respond to the disproportionate impact of the criminal justice system on...

Members of the Agape Christian Fellowship sing comtemporary Christian music during their weekly meeting in the President’s Lounge in the Campion Student Center.

Students participate in club to explore faith on campus

Allison Kite January 21, 2020

Every Thursday night at 8 p.m., students of various Christian faiths gather together in the President’s Lounge of the Campion Student Center for Agape Christian Fellowship. No one’s really in a...

Studemts and are making salt rugs to honor the Jesuit Martyrs. PHOTOS: BILL RICKLE S.J.

Relational service trip honors Jesuit martyrs in El Salvador

George Steinhoff December 10, 2019

Three St. Joe’s students embarked on a five-day service trip to El Salvador last month in honor of the 30th anniversary of the assassination of six Jesuits and two women at the University of Central...

Kensington, a neighborhood in Philadelphia located less than 10 miles east of St. Joes, has become the epicenter of the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania. COURTESY OF CITY OF PHILADELPHIA MAYORS OPIOID TASK FORCE REPORT

St. Joe’s launches Center for Addiction and Recovery Education

Luke Malanga December 3, 2019

The Institute of Clinical Bioethics (ICB) announced the creation of the Center for Addiction and Recovery Education (CARE) on Nov. 12. Stephen Forzato will be the first director of the newly established...

St. Joes sponsored a Study Break Lounge at ThinkFest. PHOTOS: LUKE MALANGA ’20/THE HAWK

ThinkFest cultivates discussions about Philadelphia’s future

Luke Malanga November 19, 2019

Thought leaders from across the city gathered on Nov. 14 to discuss how Philadelphia can build a better future as part of Philadelphia Magazine’s ThinkFest 2019. St. Joe’s was a sponsor of the event,...

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