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Society of Jesus
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"Society of Jesus logo"
Motto: Ad maiorem Dei gloriam
Type: Catholic Religious Order
Founder Ignatius of Loyola

The Society of Jesus, more commonly known as the Jesuits, are a Roman Catholic religious order. The Jesuits are a large and varied order, some are Conservatives, others are more liberal The order is prominent in education religious indoctrination. The Jesuits apparently give a measure of real education as well as Roman Catholic indoctrination, especially the more liberal Jesuits do. Jesuits run schools, colleges, universities, seminaries, theological faculties), intellectual research, and cultural pursuits.

Questionable ActionsEdit

The Jesuits run (schools where trust may be abused and child abuse among Jesuits is a real problem, see Sexual abuse scandal in the Society of Jesus, see also Google search). Jesuits run colleges (Evidence is harder to obtain as the teenagers and young adults in colleges are above the legal age of consent but college students are vulnerable to sexual predation). Keith O'Brien wasn't a Jesuit but the complaints against him show what can happen.

Conflict with the VaticanEdit

Not all Jesuits accept blindly that whichever decrepit old man representative of God on Earth happens to be pope is the ultimate authority. Some Jesuits have enough real education so they can actually think for themselves and disagree with the pope. Remarkable isn’t it? Yes it’s true.

Many Jesuits have come into conflict with the Vatican over abortion[1], though many to most are still are pro-life. [1] There has also been protest from certain Jesuits over birth control, [2] though articifial birth control is still considered a sin. [2] Many Jesuits tolerate homosexuality and endorse female deacons. [3]

The head of the SJ has endorsed Liberation Theology[4], which Glenn Beck described as "Marxism disguised as religion"[5].

Pope Francis is a Jesuit, traditional in some areas and reformist in others, we'll have to see what happens.

Holocaust Rescue EffortsEdit

Twelve Jesuit priests have been formally recognized by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem, for risking their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust of World War II: Roger Braun of France; Pierre Chaillet of France; Jean-Baptist De Coster of Belgium; Jean Fleury of France; Emile Gessler of Belgium; Jean-Baptiste Janssens of Belgium; Alphonse Lambrette of Belgium; Emile Planckaert of France; Jacob Raile of Hungary; Henri Revol of France; Adam Sztark of Poland; and Henri Van Oostayen of Belgium.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=4214
  2. http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=10960
  3. http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=2778
  4. http://www.americamagazine.org/blog/entry.cfm?blog_id=2&id=BF67420F-1321-AEAA-D33BE2D27DC3AB28
  5. http://www.americamagazine.org/blog/entry.cfm?blog_id=2&entry_id=3224

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