“Evangelical Leaven”: First Jesuit Pontiff Pens a Letter to Jesuits’ Superior General

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“The Jesuits, ah, the Jesuits.  They know everything—but nothing else.”The wisecrack is attributed to an Italian nun who spoke in 1991, on the 450th anniversary of the founding of the Society of Jesus.   And while the Jesuits have enjoyed a reputation for scholarship, playing an important role in founding and operating institutions of Catholic higher education, at the same time it is well known that some prominent Jesuit theologians have publicly dissented from official Church teaching.  In 1 … [Read more...]