[Blueboard] Fr John J Carroll SJ, 90 - Erratum

Rona Valenzuela mvalenzuela at ateneo.edu
Mon Jul 21 14:07:00 PHT 2014

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 18 July 2014

Memo to         :           The University Community

Subject            :           Fr John J Carroll SJ, 90

It is with deep sadness that we inform the University community of the
passing away of yet another beloved Jesuit, Fr John J Carroll SJ. Jack, as
his Jesuit brothers fondly called him, was a writer, researcher, social
scientist and champion of the poor.

Fr Carroll served the University in various capacities as member of
faculty, *Chairman of the Board *of Institute of Social Order, acting
director of Institute of Philippine Culture, director of Institute on
Church and Social Issues, and member of the Board of Trustees.

It was Fr Carroll who founded the Institute on Church and Social Issues
(ICSI) in 1984, where *“… he championed the causes of the marginalized
sectors of Philippine society and [had] promoted the strengthening of these
sectors into active and enabled organizations, long before the phrase
‘people empowerment’ became fashionable.”*

In 2000, the Ateneo de Manila University conferred on Fr Carroll the St
Ignatius Award –

*“For evolving a broad sociological perspective that systematically draws
on the Church’s social teachings and thus affirms the need for the Church
to be involved in effecting societal change; for establishing the Institute
of Church and Social Issues thereby creating a powerful structure for
advocacy; and for generously ministering to the needs of the people in
Payatas as their pastor…”*

Born in Orange, New Jersey on 16 January 1924, Fr Carroll entered the
Society of Jesus on 30 July 1943 and heeded the call for mission work in
the Philippines, coming to the country in 1946. He was ordained a Jesuit
priest on 18 June 1955.

We request the Ateneo community to remember in your prayers this Jesuit
priest and sociologist, his family, and his brothers in the Society of

Jose Ramon T Villarin SJ

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