Brazilian SCJ reflects on growing protest movement

A protest movement that began in mid-June is spreading throughout the major cities in Brazil. Initially organized to protest increases in bus, train and metro ticket prices, concerns now include the need for better health and education services and an anger toward a sense of corruption in government. Fr. Gilberto Heleno, SCJ, a professor in Brazil, recently commented on the movement.

Weekly News: June 24, 2013

Fr. Francis Vu Tran earns licentia from Gregorian in Rome, Fr. Joseph Dinh posts photos from doctoral graduation, Frater Joseph Vu writes from the Holy Land, Fr. Terry Langley reflects on experience at workshop with in Rome, death notice regarding the step-mother of Fr. Jim Schroeder, and calendar notes.

Election Assembly 2013

Click here to view a photo gallery from the 2013 Province Election Assembly at which Fr. Stephen Huffstetter was elected as the next provincial superior of the U.S. Province. The new council includes  Fr. Ed Kilianski, Fr. Byron Haaland, Fr. Jack Kurps, Br. Duane Lemke and Fr. Christianus Hendrik. Click here to read more about Read More…

Weekly News: June 17, 2013

Provincial-elect prepares to leave St. Joseph’s Indian School, prayer requests for Fr. Ed Kilianski and Br. Frank Presto, updates contact information, first vows and entrance to novitiate ceremonies set, provincial secretaries in Rome and, SCJ student takes part in Holy Land dig.

Weekly News: June 10, 2013

New provincial superior and council, insurance cards for SCJs, a couple of address changes, and obituary notices, including the death of SCJ Cardinal Stanislaus Nagy

Meet the new administration

With the election of Fr. Christianus Hendrik, SCJ, as the final member of the new Provincial Council, members of the U.S. Province concluded their Election Assembly on Thursday, June 6. here is a look at the new administration, which will take office on August 1.

A new provincial council!

Following Fr. Stephen Huffstetter’s election as provincial superior on Wednesday, June 5, members of the U.S. Province completed the election of their Provincial Council on June 6.

Fr. Stephen Huffstetter elected provincial superior!

On Wednesday, June 5, members of the U.S. Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart elected Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, SCJ, as their next provincial superior. Fr. Steve, 54, is currently executive director of St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, S.D.

Cardinal Nagy, long-time friend of Blessed John Paul II, dies

Cardinal Stanislaus Nagy, SCJ, friend and advisor to Blessed John Paul II, died today, June 5. He was 91. Born on September 30, 1921, at Bierun Stary, Poland, he made his first profession of vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart on September 22, 1938; he was ordained a priest on June 8, 1945.

Weekly News: June 3, 2013

Feast of the Sacred Heart celebrated this week, Province Election Assembly, Fr. Stephen Huffstetter joins students on tour of South Dakota, prayer requests, young SCJ priests meeting in Asia, and news about Brothers Think Tank 2.