Tuesday, January 29, 2008

News: Jesuits to remain faithful to the Pope

Pope Benedict XVI considers it "a good custom" that the newly elected superiors-general of the Jesuit order renew the order's commitment to obedience to the Pope. I read that to mean "absolutely necessary if they are to be taken seriously". Here's some more from the story:
The Jesuits reported that the Holy Father was pleased to hear a committee had been formed to study the letter he sent Jan. 10 to Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach on the occasion of the order's 35th General Congregation.

In the letter Benedict XVI wrote: "It could prove extremely useful that the General Congregation reaffirm, in the spirit of St. Ignatius, its own total adhesion to Catholic doctrine, in particular on those neuralgic points which today are strongly attacked by secular culture, as for example, the relationship between Christ and religions; some aspects of the theology of liberation; and various points of sexual morality, especially as regards the indissolubility of marriage and the pastoral care of homosexual persons."
[Source: ZENIT]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An interesting piece of Jesuit mission history, The Black Robes in Paraguay by William F. Jaenike, has just been published by Kirk House Publishers.