Kinship with the Marginalized: Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J. to University of Notre Dame Graduates

Weaving in few jokes, a swear word or two, and the powerful story of one of Homeboy Industires's "homies," Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J. left University of Notre Dame graduates and their families and friends inspired at the end of his 11-minute address during the campus commencement ceremonies in South Bend, Indiana on May 21, 2017.

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries, to receive Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal

Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California and 2016 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice keynote speaker will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 172nd University commencement ceremony on May 21.

You want me to teach you?: Lessons of Faith and Justice in East LA

"You want me to teach you?" said Anthony as I asked him to show me how to make origami in his fourth grade classroom. Just after school let out, while many of my peers just started vacationing, ten other classmates from Saint Ignatius College Prep and I had traveled across the country to East Los Angeles to spend a week living among the community of Boyle Heights.