They have history of high academic achievement and fast-track promotion of able leadership. I had an old pal who was a poor kid back East who applied to a Jesuit Prep School that had 1,500 applicants for 30 openings. He got in because he was super-bright and they gave him a full scholarship because he was super-poor. But he was constantly rubbing elbows with the sons of diplomats and the elites of 3 continents. He ended up joining the Seminary and was ordained. Ended up requesting laicization after 30+ years as a priest, because he was scandalized by worldly Jesuits in high places.
I mention that story because it was typical of a certain generation.
The best of them are simply magnificent. They've got a whole regiment of heroic canonized saints, missionary-martyrs, scientists, men of devotion to God, brilliance and backbone.
The worst are intellectually overstuffed, known for their rebelliousness (although they have a special oath of loyalty to the Pope and are supposed to be his "Special Forces" so to speak), way, way over to the Left, proud as pit-hags, and --- 'nuff said.
♥Pope Francis sounds like the good kind.♥
Yeah, I really felt kind of peaceful when I watched him come out on the balcony to greet everyone. He seems like a real neat person. I’m non-Catholic but I do like him very much.