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Jesuit-school alumni press Congress to enact immigration reform

Catholic World News - July 10, 2014

More than 1,200 alumni of Jesuit high schools and universities have signed a petition urging the US Congress to press forward with comprehensive immigration-reform legislation.

The petition, which cites the “Jesuit spirit of generous service to people in need and a persevering commitment to the common good,” is addressed directly to the 43 members of Congress who are themselves graduates of Jesuit-run high schools and universities. That group notably includes the Speaker of the House, John Boehner.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Jul. 11, 2014 1:16 PM ET USA

    Having taught at a Jesuit high school for a short while, it was amazing to see what they didn't teach and how ignorant of the Magisterium they were. Everything was social action/justice, everything. Students hadn't even heard of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy! It was so bad that their DC trip had to do with how bad one of the big hotel chains treated their employees. Guess where they booked their rooms?

  • Posted by: Leopardi - Jul. 10, 2014 10:17 PM ET USA

    As a Jesuit alumus (Georgetown '59 and '65) I would make the plea that Congressional action be tempered by another important Jesuit tradition, namely, that policy be based on rigorous collection of facts and thoughtful analysis of what is just in the context of U.S. sovereinty

  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Jul. 10, 2014 9:38 PM ET USA

    Being "one" too, I'm frustrated with the Jesuits. Their education was good and made a great difference in my life, though my time in a secular college made an even greater difference in my life and in my love and fidelity towards the Church and the Lord. Yet, their most recent forays into liberalism reminds me of Paul's epistle (I paraphrase): "Thinking themselves wise, they became fools and exchanged the Truth of God for a Lie, and experienced in their own bodies the results of that choice."

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jul. 10, 2014 8:19 PM ET USA

    Just 1200 out of the tens of thousands of living Jesuit graduates? Doesn't impress me.

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