1534-49), who approved the foundation of the Jesuit order
Teilhard's fidelity to the Jesuit order
as well as to his commitment to his priestly vocation despite the struggles that he had with the church are indicative of his profound commitment to the cosmic Christ.
One of the founders of the Jesuit order
, in his passion for spreading the gospel Saint Francis was a symbol of obedience and humble disregard for himself in his quest to imitate Christ.
The new Jesuit order
quickly found itself invited by church and royal officials to set up missions in Asia.
This most crucial moment in the life of the early years of the Jesuit order
is a simple yet shining example of how he lived this out.
How rare to see an event whose purpose was not political gain, but the quest of peace; Pope Francis's own Jesuit order
was founded to defend the faith against what Catholics believed were Luther's "heretical" reforms.
Ignatius Loyola, the Founder of the Jesuit Order
had developed a unique method of electing his successors popularly known as discernment.
In this later period, the enlightened Catholicism of Alexander Pope and others--itself derived from the native skepticism of the old faith--comes into conflict with the ultramontane prerogatives of the members of the Jesuit order
, whose vow of obedience to the papacy proves inhospitable to liberal Catholicism.
Georgetown University, a Roman Catholic-affiliated, Jesuit institution, announced in November 2015 that it was renaming two buildings that honored school presidents responsible for the sale of slaves owned by the Jesuit order
to help pay off debts in the 1830s.
Chapter 1 explores how at the opening of the 17th century prominent Jesuit figures addressed the topic of obedience as a political necessity both within the Jesuit order
and in the context of the intense political debates across Europe over regicide and papal authority.
Helena died on May 5, 1671, having led what must have been a charmed life, working closely with the Jesuit order
and sheltering priests at a time when it was punishable by death.
The reports state the Jesuit Order
failed to tell gardai about at least 22 claims of sex abuse in the past four decades.