I fought against the stereotyping of Jesuits as apostates for years. I no longer can do that in good conscience. The situation changed as I met graduates of their ‘Catholic’ colleges, read more Jesuit theological rants, and subscribed to their magazine America. America reads like an extreme leftist, anti-American propaganda sheet. The theology of the relatively few religious articles is suspect and heavy on ‘social justice’, class-envy and fosters subtle racial animosity.
Not all Jesuits are feminizing the concept of God and Catholic theology but too many are. Just this morning our pastor twisted Jesus’ call to his first apostles to a become ‘fishers of people’. He explained that this made the statement more ‘inclusive’. I’d noticed he has a consistent problem in using the invocation of God as our ‘Father’ replacing it with ‘Loving God’ or ‘Supreme Being’ or other awkward phrasing that destroys the rhythm and flow of the prayer.
I have a friend who thinks that calling God Father is so... limiting. It doesn’t say all that God really is— male and female and so much more, and bigger, and all that.
It’s probably sweet of her to feel that we are not being “fair” to God by limiting Him to mere “Father”, but I suspect what is going on is that she thinks it’s not fair to her. That is, why should she have to pray to Him as a Male?
Well, I don’t know, except that “Father” is what God’s Son suggested we call Him, and He should know a lot about how His Father is pleased to be addressed.
Prayer is for our benefit as well as God’s, but if we are really going to benefit from it, we would do better to do it humbly— His way, for His sake, not our own.