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By Jay Merwin and Jay Merwin,Evening Sun Staff | March 3, 1992
A Jesuit priest who took the place of one of the six Jesuits assassinated in El Salvador finds more hope in that country than he did in his previous work as a community organizer in the South Bronx.In El Salvador, where 75,000 people died in a 12-year civil war that recently ended, says the Rev. Dean Brackley, a traditional society of extended family has sustained people, even in the midst of poverty and war."They have no access to health care in El Salvador but they have land and they have the extended family," Father Brackley said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | August 20, 2009
Joseph M. Healy, a former Jesuit priest who was associate director of institutional programs at Loyola College, where he also taught theology and philosophy, died Aug. 13 of esophageal cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The longtime Charles Village resident was 75. Mr. Healy, the son of a copy editor and a telephone operator, was born and raised in Jersey City, N.J. After graduating from St. Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City, where he was an honors student, Mr. Healy enrolled at St. Peter's College, also in Jersey City, earning a bachelor's degree in 1955 in marketing.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | April 8, 2002
At most colleges, you have to give a lot of money toward the school's mission to get a building named after you. But at Loyola College, it helps if you give your life. In an attempt to reinforce its Jesuit identity, the North Baltimore college is renaming a dozen buildings and several roads on its campus for great Catholic martyrs and thinkers. The 10-story Wynnewood Towers apartments on Cold Spring Lane are now the Cardinal John Henry Newman Towers, named after the 19th-century theologian.
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Dan Rodricks | March 13, 2013
Be still, my somewhat jaded American Catholic heart: A Jesuit? A Jesuit from Argentina who, as archbishop then cardinal, eschewed the chauffeur-driven limousine for the public buses of Buenos Aires? A Jesuit devoted to social justice and to helping the poor? And, he took the name of Francis, one of the coolest saints. Excuse me while I have a somewhat positive reaction to the smoke signals from Rome. Here we were - that is, me and a lot of my friends among the heretical faithful - thinking the whole process of electing a new pope was an exercise in identifying the safest old European conservative in red shoes.
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By Haydee M. Rodriguez | November 19, 2000
I HAVE followed with great interest, and no small amount of anger, the recent trial of two former Salvadoran generals who were cleared of liability in the deaths of four American churchwomen in El Salvador nearly 20 years ago. On Dec. 2, 1980, Maryknoll nuns Ita Ford and Maura Clarke, Ursuline nun Dorothy Kazel and lay volunteer Jean Donovan were abducted, raped and killed by Salvadoran soldiers who suspected them of sympathizing with leftist guerrillas....
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | September 13, 2009
The Rev. Hugh A. Kennedy, a Jesuit priest who in his 45 years in the administration of the his religious order was known as its Maryland "corporate memory," died of pneumonia Sept. 6 at Manresa Hall in suburban Philadelphia. The longtime Roland Park resident was 90. Born in Braddock, Pa., he was a graduate of St. Vincent's College Prep School in Latrobe, Pa. Friends said he developed a lifelong affection for Gregorian chants and church music while being taught by the school's Benedictine priests.
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By Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen and Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2005
The Rev. Harold E. "Hap" Ridley, a Jesuit priest who strengthened Loyola College in its transformation into a regional university in his decade as president, was found dead yesterday morning at his home on the eastern edge of the school's North Baltimore campus. He was 65. Father Ridley apparently died Tuesday night, and his body was found by his secretary, a college spokesman said, adding that the cause of death had not been determined. A former professor of Victorian English literature, he was credited with raising millions of dollars for a new business school building, as well as fitness and student centers.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | August 28, 1996
The Rev. Frank Ernst has been a Jesuit priest for nearly 40 years, yet when asked about any dramatic spiritual events in his career he answers softly: "None that I can remember."Looking back, the 69-year-old product of St. Brigid's parish in Canton thinks that perhaps the whole of his career -- the day-in and day-out effort to fulfill a decision made as a teen-ager -- is quiet spiritual drama in itself."There were times when I felt I was at a dead end. Sometimes I think: 'Should I have been a priest?
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
Surprise turned into joy as Baltimore Catholics celebrated the election of the first Latin American and first Jesuit pope, saying it offered an often-hidebound church a chance for rejuvenation. "One time, John Paul the Great called America, meaning North, Central and South America, the continent of hope," said Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori. "I can only imagine the hopes and the joy that is welling up in the hearts of Hispanic Catholics here in the archdiocese and all over the country.
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August 19, 1996
Leo Plowden McLaughlin,84, a former Jesuit priest and the one-time president of Fordham University during the 1960s, died Thursday at an infirmary on the school's Bronx, N.Y., campus. He took up the presidency at Fordham University in 1965 and during his four years opened up the curriculum beyond the traditional theological courses, encouraged academic experimentation, fought for higher teacher salaries and took control of the university out of Jesuit hands.Pub Date: 8/19/96
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