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  • Compare and Contrast (FSSP vs. Jesuits)

    01/17/2008 12:11:34 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 27 replies · 445+ views
    WTPRS ^ | 1/17/2008 | Fr. Z.
    I was sent these by e-mail from a reader This is the FSSP in a gathering in 2006: This is the 2008 General Congregation of Jesuits in Rome:  
  • Jesuits gather in Rome to elect new "black pope"

    01/07/2008 9:40:38 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 265+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 7, 2008 | Philip Pullella
    There won't be any white smoke to tell the world he has been elected, but another sort of secret conclave began in Rome on Monday -- to chose the worldwide Jesuit leader who is known as the "the black pope." At Jesuit headquarters a block from the Vatican, 225 delegates from around the world will choose a new superior general to run the largest and perhaps most influential, controversial and prestigious Catholic clerical order.Their leader is traditionally known as "the black pope" because of the color of the simple cassock he wears and because -- like the pope who dresses...
  • full immersion (Jesuits sell Church to Health Spa developer)

    12/29/2007 3:39:23 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 66+ views
    Off The Record ^ | December 28, 2007 | Diogenes
    The Irish Jesuits have sold Sacred Heart church in Limerick, a landmark of Catholic architecture, to a developer who plans to convert the building into a health club. The scheme, if it gets the go-ahead from the local authority, will see the church transformed into a day spa featuring a swimming pool, gym and treatment rooms. The nave of the church will become the pool, but the main altar will be carefully preserved and visible behind a glass wall. So the swimming and sweating will take place in a building with that nice old-fashioned Catholic "look" that's so fashionable these...
  • Pulling the Plug

    12/02/2007 3:16:18 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 6 replies · 112+ views
    2 December 2007 | vanity
    This is the title of an article in the current issue of Forbes. It is written by John J. Parris: Jesuit Priest and Professor of Bioethics at Boston College. The article starts with a problem. In 1999 a patient was admitted with Lou Gehrig's disease. The patient indicated she should be kept alive until she could no longer enjoy her family. She eventually became unresponsive. Her daughter refused the hospital's wish to terminate life support. A lengthy (10 month) court battle ensued. The daughter opposed but eventually was faced with the hospital taking the position (Court approved) that the daughter...
  • Homosexual Jesuit Needs Refresher Course in Priestly Love

    11/11/2007 3:10:48 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 44+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | November 10, 2007 | Fr. Thomas Euteneuer
    On Sunday, November 4th, Rev. Thomas Brennan, S.J., revealed publicly to a parish at St. Joseph University in Philadelphia that he was a homosexual. The priest chose to "come out" during a so-called "Diversity Week" allegedly dedicated to honoring Jesuit founder, St. Ignatius Loyola. The following is Fr. Euteneuer's open letter to Fr. Brennan.Dear Father Brennan,Faithful Catholics are so accustomed to being scandalized by Jesuit priests and universities these days that your public announcement of your same sex attraction during the Mass last Sunday does not really surprise any of us. It does, however, increase the indignation that people of...
  • Our fabulous lavender Jesuits...

    11/09/2007 9:56:23 PM PST · by Antoninus · 12 replies · 101+ views
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 11/10/07 | Florentius
    Gone are the days when Jesuit priests were virile men who fully embraced the Catholic Faith and prayed to be worthy of a martyr's crown. Let's play "compare and contrast", shall we? First, here's a tale from the 1640s in the upstate New York wilderness:He [Fr. Isaac Jogues] did not yet know the cause of his companion's [Rene Goupil] death; but the old man who had caused him to be slain having invited him, some days later, to his cabin, and giving him food, when the Father came to offer the blessing and express the sign of the Cross, that...
  • A Jesuit Meets Jesus (by leaving the Catholic Church)

    06/02/2007 1:15:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 211 replies · 2,415+ views
    Pro Gospel ^ | Ron Nemec
    A Jesuit Meets Jesus "I baptize you, Alfred Ronald Nemec, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." With those fateful words, at the tender age of ten days, I was enrolled on the official roster of the Roman Catholic Church. And, according to Catholic doctrine, I was indelibly marked as a child of God. As the son of a devout Catholic mother and a Catholic-convert father, my early training and schooling was centered around the church and Catholic schools. Even with a move from New Jersey to Florida my parents scrimped...
  • “La Civiltà Cattolica” Breaks the Silence – On Romano Amerio

    04/23/2007 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 31 replies · 588+ views
    Chiesa On-Line ^ | April 23, 2007 | Sandro Magister
    ROMA, April 23, 2007 – In “La Civiltà Cattolica,” the magazine of the Rome Jesuits printed with the prior scrutiny and authorization of the Vatican secretaiat of state, a review has been published that signals the end of a taboo. The taboo is the one that has obliterated from public discussion, for decades, the thought of the most authoritative and erudite representative of criticism of the twentieth century Church in the name of the great Tradition: the Swiss philologist and philosopher Romano Amerio (in the photo), who died in Lugano in 1997, at the age of 92. Amerio, although he...
  • Jesuit College Fights for Public Money in Missouri

    03/01/2007 6:10:59 AM PST · by adiaireton8 · 13 replies · 286+ views
    NPR ^ | February 28, 2007 | Matt Sepic
    A fight over using public money for a Catholic university is now before The Missouri Supreme Court. The case involves Saint Louis University, which wants $8 million in public money in the form of tax-increment financing for its new planned basketball arena. But opponents argue that the funding would violate church/state separation provisions in both the U.S. and Missouri constitutions. While school officials say they are not downplaying the university's Jesuit heritage, they've sparked a debate by arguing that Saint Louis University is not controlled by the Jesuits or the Catholic Church.
  • The Jesuits’ Slaves

    02/08/2007 1:15:24 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 37 replies · 731+ views
    The Georgetown Voice ^ | Kathyrn Powers Brand
    “Can a man serve God faithfully and posess slaves?” Brother Joseph Mobberly, S.J. asked in his diary in 1818. “Yes,” he answered. “Is it then lawful to keep men in servitude? Yes.” The Jesuits of the Maryland province had always relied on plantations to support their ministries. The estates were extensive, totaling 12,000 acres on four large properties in Southern Prince Georges, Charles and St. Mary’s counties, and two smaller estates on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In 1634, when the Jesuits arrived in Maryland, Lord Baltimore awarded them quasi-estates in which they were permitted to live off the rent of tenant...
  • Guelph Jesuits launch 500-year forest plan [ Gaia, please pick up the white courtesy phone ]

    11/13/2006 1:17:40 AM PST · by Antioch · 1 replies · 186+ views
    The Jesuits in Guelph, Ont., have a plan that's only going to take them 500 years to complete. The Jesuits are comparing their Old Growth Forest Project to such ambitious schemes as the medieval cathedrals of Europe, the pyramids and the Great Wall of China. The priests are setting aside land for a future forest ? a forest that won't qualify as old growth until a handful of centuries have passed. This forest starts with a web site, At the site, people are invited to donate. For every $20 gift the Jesuits will set aside a square metre of...
  • Jesuits to elect new 'black pope' in 2008

    08/26/2006 2:40:53 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 366+ views
    CathNews ^ | March 2006
    The superior general of the Jesuits, Dutch Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, has informed members of the Society that he intends to step down in 2008, the year he will turn 80. Catholic News service reports that in a letter sent on Thursday to all members of the Society of Jesus, Fr Kolvenbach said a general congregation to elect his successor and to discuss other important matters would begin on 5 January 2008, in Rome. Each of the 91 Jesuit provinces in the world will hold a provincial congregation by 1 March 1 2007, to prepare for the Rome gathering. While the...
  • Jesuit Monument to Peace on Grotto Mountain in Canada (brace yourselves alert!)

    07/07/2006 10:33:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies · 3,090+ views
    Diocesessm ^ | July 6, 2006
    The monument is sponsored by Les Jésuites de Sudbury.'' No service of faith without promotion of justice. No promotion of justice without dialogue with other traditions.'' (34th General Congregation 1995, Society of Jesus)''From the beginning to the end WORKING TOGETHER FOR PEACE'' ALPHA AND OMEGA Peace represented by a dove, a Christian Cross and the symbols in each of the letters A(lpha) and O(mega) represents the 12 current religions. You can visit the monument of peace on the right hand side of the alter where Mass is celebrated on the Grotto Mountain.
  • 'Pope That Never Was' Shows How Close Major Change Can Come to the Papacy [Cardinal Carlo Martini}

    04/26/2006 7:35:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 64 replies · 998+ views ^ | 04-26-06 | SpiritDaily
    'POPE WHO NEVER WAS' SHOWS HOW CLOSE  MAJOR CHANGE CAN COME TO THE PAPACYIt may be just smoke. Or it may be Benedict's first big test. The issue is condoms -- whether the Church can allow them in unusual cases, in order to save lives -- and it was all kick-started by a prominent  Cardinal who many had on their short lists of papal candidates.It showed how close the Church can come to leadership by a pontiff with views at strong variance with current policy.When Time Magazine speculated on a successor to John Paul II, this former archbishop of Milan,...
  • Pope Reminds Jesuits of Vow of Obedience

    04/22/2006 4:54:06 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 617+ views
    AP, via Forbes ^ | 4/22/2006 | n/a
    Pope Reminds Jesuits of Vow of ObediencePope Benedict XVI reminded members of the Jesuit religious order Saturday of their vow of obedience to the pontiff and said their main job was to interact with modern culture. Benedict made the comments following a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in honor of the Jesuits, who are marking several anniversaries surrounding the founder of the order, St. Ignatius Loyola, and other prominent members. Benedict told the prelates that Loyola was a faithful servant of the church. "And it was from this desire to serve the church in the most useful and efficient way...
  • Conscience and Catholic Politicians (Part 1), Fordham's Father Koterski Unpacks an Ongoing Debate

    04/12/2006 7:35:56 AM PDT · by klossg · 9 replies · 265+ views
    Zenit ^ | APRIL 11, 2006 |
    NEW YORK, APRIL 11, 2006 ( A recent "statement of principles" by 55 Catholic Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives has rekindled the debate over the responsibilities of Catholic politicians. The signatories of the letter stated that "we seek the Church's guidance and assistance but believe also in the primacy of conscience." But, according to Jesuit Father Joseph Koterski, professor of philosophy at Fordham University, the Catholic understanding of conscience requires a distinction. The crucial factor is not fidelity to one's chosen moral principles, but rather fidelity to moral principles given to us by God. Father Koterski explained to...
  • 'Black Pope' to stand down

    02/05/2006 9:45:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 508+ views
    Times Online ^ | 02.04.06 | Richard Owen
    'Black Pope' to stand down By Richard Owen The head of the Jesuits, known as the “Black Pope” because of his black robes, is to step down voluntarily for the first time in the order’s 500-year history. Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, a Dutch prelate who has been Jesuit Superior General since 1983, resigned after tensions between the liberal-minded Jesuits and more conservative forces in the Roman Catholic Church. Since the election of Pope Benedict XVI last April a battle has been fought between the Jesuits and the conservative Opus Dei for control of the Vatican’s media operations. The Vatican said that...
  • Georgetown’s Capitulation to Radical Islam

    01/06/2006 4:25:31 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 15 replies · 1,582+ views
    FrontPage Magazine. ^ | 06 January 2006 | Joe Kaufman and Jeffrey Epstein
    Georgetown University was built with a Catholic and Jesuit identity. This bit of information is proudly displayed on the school’s website. But like Bethlehem in Israel, that identity is quickly being lost to a radical strain of Islam, as a counter-terror symposium has been abandoned and a pro-terror conference has been confirmed. Indeed, one of America’s most prestigious universities appears to be under siege. Fearing violent reprisal from militant Muslim members of their student body, the school’s conference center rejected an educational symposium being hosted by America’s Truth Forum (formerly the People’s Truth Forum), a non-partisan, fact-based organization whose sole...
  • Condom prank embarrasses Catholic weekly

    12/22/2005 7:14:19 AM PST · by ncountylee · 15 replies · 641+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Dec 22, 2005
    (Reuters) - A leading United States Catholic magazine has apologised to readers after printing an advertisement for a statue of the Virgin Mary covered by a condom, which the Vatican opposes as a form of contraception. America, a weekly run by the Jesuit order of priests, said in its latest issue that it was embarrassed and offended by an apparent prank by a London-based artist offering what he called the "Extra Virgin" statue for sale. A colour photograph showed a statue of Mary, who Catholics believe was a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus, covered from head to toe...
  • America to publish apology on offensive add for Virgin Mary statue covered with a condom

    12/19/2005 5:29:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies · 583+ views
    America to publish apology on offensive add for Virgin Mary statue covered with a condomNew York, Dec. 19, 2005 (CNA) - America magazine will publish an apology on Today’s edition about an add for a offensive Virgin Mary statue. The add  which was published in its December 5th edition, was for a “Extra Virgin Mary” statue. It appeared on page 36 of the December 5 edition which displayed a virgin covered with “delicate veil of latex”, in English: a condom.Editor Fr. Christiansen said to CNA he was “deeply offended” by this add. It first appeared in the magazine "because black-and-white...
  • Jesuit Magazine Carries Advertisement for Condom-Covered Virgin Mary Statue

    12/15/2005 12:03:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 34 replies · 2,499+ views
    First Things ^ | 12/15/05 | Joseph Bottum
    Vetting advertisements for a magazine is always a little tricky. Editors have a financial responsibility to keep the publication going, and it’s a fairly well-established practice in the trade to accept ads that don’t necessarily match the magazine’s editorial line—I suppose on the principle that if, say, the people at MoveOn.Org somehow believe their money is well spent trawling for converts with an ad in the John Birch Society’s newsletter, it’s not the business of the John Birch Society to correct them. Still, there are limits. Take, for example, the ad on page 36 of the December 5 issue of...
  • Jesuits to host forum about gay Catholics (despite bishop's ban)

    11/18/2005 7:09:29 AM PST · by NYer · 42 replies · 917+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 18, 2005 | CAROL EISENBERG
    A Jesuit retreat house in Manhasset is hosting a workshop about gay Catholics and the church that had been barred from diocesan property last year by Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The workshop on building bridges to gay people comes just as the Vatican is about to release a document restating its prohibition barring gay men from the priesthood. Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, the organization leading the workshop, said yesterday that the program does not challenge church orthodoxy. "Our mission is simply to try to help Catholic institutions learn more about the...
  • Anniversary of the holy death of Catherine Ganneaktena, Christian Iroquois - Nov. 6, 1678

    11/06/2005 7:27:12 PM PST · by Claud · 4 replies · 194+ views
    The Jesuit Relation of 1679 ^ | Fr. Vincent Bigot
    SECTION 3RD. OF THE CHARITY OF THE CHRISTIAN IROQUOIS. THIS Queen of virtues has been wonderfully displayed in the person of a poor slave, taken prisoner by the Iroquois from the Chat nation. We shall undoubtedly be touched by the graces that God was pleased to confer upon this captive, and by the singular virtues — and, above all, the charity toward God and her neighbor — that she displayed before the eyes of the savages and the French at La Prairie de la Magdelaine. Here is the narrative: God having permitted that Gentaienton,[11] a village of the Chat Nation,...
  • Marymount College to be Phased Out

    10/07/2005 10:17:10 AM PDT · by Clemenza · 16 replies · 748+ views
    Fordham University ^ | October 6, 2005 | Fordham University
    Tarrytown, N.Y. (October 6, 2005) - After two years of study by two task forces, the Fordham University Board of Trustees has decided to phase out the operations of Marymount College, concluding in June 2007. No new students will be admitted to the College. "Despite the very best efforts of the faculty, administration and staff, it is no longer academically or financially feasible to continue to operate Marymount College as a separate school within the University," said John N. Tognino, chairman of the Fordham University Board of Trustees. "This was a very difficult decision because we knew how deeply our...
  • Jesuit Official Rips Expected Ban on Gays

    09/30/2005 11:50:24 AM PDT · by Antioch · 43 replies · 1,007+ views ^ | Sept 30, 2005 | RACHEL ZOLL
    A top Jesuit official has been contacting leaders of the Roman Catholic Church to protest a soon-to-be-released Vatican document that is expected to reinforce the teaching that gays are not welcome in the priesthood. The Rev. Gerald Chojnacki, head of the New York Province of the Society of Jesus, said in a letter to his priests that he was asking bishops to tell Vatican officials who are drafting the policy "of the great harm this will cause many good priests and the Catholic faithful." Chojnacki wrote in the letter, dated Monday, that he had participated in the funerals of several...
  • No Room For Dissent? (Liberal "Catholic" whining)

    05/31/2005 8:01:46 AM PDT · by murphE · 6 replies · 508+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/31/05 | E. J. Dionne Jr.
    On the Sunday after Pope Benedict XVI was elected, I attended Mass at a parish whose pastor I like and respect, even if we have rather different political views. Since it was not my regular parish, I hadn't seen him for a while. So we greeted each other warmly and, in light of our new pope's strongly conservative views, closer to my friend's than mine, I asked him: "Please pray for us liberals." He laughed and assured me that I had nothing to worry about. Pope Benedict was now head of the entire church, he said, and knew he had...
  • Another Jesuit Canning (The Rev. Thomas Reese was not the only recent target.)

    05/24/2005 10:42:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 724+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 5/25/2005 | The Prowler
    Vatican officials are wondering just how serious a problem they have on their hands with the Society of Jesus in the United States after it was revealed late last week that another official of the Jesuit order was forced to resign for controversial writings. Earlier this month, the Rev. Thomas Reese, editor of America, the Jesuits' flagship magazine, was reassigned after complaints were filed in Rome by U.S. Catholic Church officials over the magazine's content, including articles that called into question Church teachings on homosexuality, same sex unions, and stem cell research. But Reese was reassigned by his superiors only...
  • Brothers in Christ

    05/20/2005 10:06:41 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies · 931+ views
    Columbia ^ | April, 2005 | Tim S. Hickey
    Brothers in Christ The vocation to holiness expressed in the life and martyrdom of two Mexican brothers inspires their family today, including a grand knight in Guadalajara April 3 has become an unofficial feast day for Cristóbal Huerta Wilde. On that day, the grand knight of Fray Antonio Alcalde Council 3552 in Guadalajara, Central-South Mexico, remembers in a special way the heroic life and martyrdom of his grandfather, Ezequiel Huerta Gutiérrez. Ezequiel and his brother, Salvador, were executed by a government firing squad April 3, 1927, due to their involvement with the Cristeros, a group of rebels, including hundreds of...
  • The pope has a friend in local priest, editor

    05/21/2005 8:33:49 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 56 replies · 792+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/21/05 | Don Lattin
    The pope has a friend in local priest, editorConservative Fessio clashed with liberal Jesuits at USF Don Lattin, Chronicle Religion Writer Saturday, May 21, 2005 San Francisco Roman Catholic Archbishop William Levada, tapped last week for one of the most powerful jobs at the Vatican, isn't the only Bay Area priest with friends in high places. A sign above Johnson's desk next to a picture of Pope Benedict reads, "Attention Cafeteria Catholics: The cafeteria is now closed." Fessio spent decades battling progressives at the Jesuit-run USF and the California Province of the Society of Jesus. At the same time, Murphy...
  • Editor's ouster worries Catholic publications

    05/10/2005 6:48:31 AM PDT · by Aristotle721 · 55 replies · 758+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 05/10/2005 | Michael Paulson
    In the Chicago offices of US Catholic, a monthly magazine, the editor held an emergency meeting yesterday with her staff to discuss coverage of controversy. In New York, the editor of the biweekly Commonweal magazine arrived at his office to find a blunt e-mail message from a critic declaring, ''You're next." And at Boston College, the school's president was asked at a faculty lunch to explain whether the ability of professors to question teachings of the Roman Catholic Church is now under threat at the Jesuit university. The announcement Friday that the Rev. Thomas J. Reese, an oft-quoted commentator on...
  • Editor of Jesuits' <i>America</i> magazine forced to resign under Vatican pressure

    05/09/2005 7:02:00 AM PDT · by wideawake · 13 replies · 541+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Friday May 6, 2005 | Tom Roberts and John L. Allen, Jr.
    Jesuit Fr. Thomas J. Reese, editor for the past seven years of America magazine, a premier publication of Catholic thought and opinion, has resigned at the request of his order following years of pressure for his ouster from the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The resignation caps five years of tensions and exchanges among the congregation, which was headed at the time by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, the Jesuits and Reese, according to sources close to the magazine who asked not to be identified. A release from the magazine May 6, which did not...
  • Vatican Is Said to Force Jesuit Off Magazine

    05/06/2005 11:16:42 PM PDT · by Mighty_Quinn · 69 replies · 1,160+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 7, 2005 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    An American Jesuit who is a frequent television commentator on Roman Catholic issues resigned yesterday under orders from the Vatican as editor of the Catholic magazine America because he had published articles critical of church positions, several Catholic officials in the United States said.
  • Benedict XVI swamps Jesuit mag's boat (Reese out as editor of America)

    05/06/2005 5:21:38 PM PDT · by Dionysiusdecordealcis · 39 replies · 1,305+ views
    Drudge/Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2005 | NIcole Winfield
    The editor of the Jesuit weekly America is leaving the magazine after the Vatican received complaints about articles he published on touchy issues such as same-sex marriages and stem cell research, Jesuit officials said Friday. The Rev. Thomas J. Reese, a widely respected expert on the Catholic Church and the Vatican who was editor for seven years, is being replaced by his deputy, the Rev. Drew Christiansen, the magazine said in a statement. Jesuit officials in Rome and the United States, who spoke on condition they not be identified, said some American bishops had contacted the Vatican's Congregation for the...
  • CINO No More? (Writer wonders if Klocek free speech case requires papal intervention)

    04/29/2005 6:51:29 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 17 replies · 887+ views
    Campus Report Online ^ | April 26, 2005 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The elevation of Pope Benedict XVI to the Papal Suite at the Vatican might give some of America’s Catholic colleges and universities the chance to be more than Catholic in Name Only (CINO). “Catholic theology is not individual reflection but thinking with the faith of the Church,” then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger said in a 1999 U. S. visit. “If you will do other things and have other ideas of what God could be or could not be, there is the freedom of the person to do it, clearly.” “But one should not say this is Catholic theology.” When Nigerian Cardinal Francis...
  • Barking At The Fisherman - (liberal Catholics & MSM journalists criticize Benedict XVI)

    04/29/2005 4:56:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 627+ views
    I knew when Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was elevated to the supreme leadership of Christianity's largest church that there would be many unkind things said about the new pope. I didn't think the problem would be rooted in his past connection as a juvenile with a wing of the Nazi Party, which was as all encompassing as Communist affiliations were in Russia and are in China. Only the immature London press, a freakish industry that is part New York Times and mostly National Enquirer, would attempt to frame this less than admirable shred as being representative of Ratzinger's 78 years. Maybe...
  • Benedict Showed 2 Sides After Pope's Death ~~ not all are Happy with the new Pope.

    04/19/2005 3:55:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 88 replies · 3,221+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 19, 2005 at 15:43:22 PDT | BRIAN MURPHY ASSOCIATED PRESS
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - 0419pope-benedict Two images of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger stood in sharp relief during the mourning period for the pope he would eventually succeed. With his wispy silver hair blowing in the wind, the German prelate stood before the world's political and spiritual leaders at John Paul II's funeral April 8 and offered an eloquent, sensitive farewell that moved some to tears. Ten days later - just before Ratzinger and 114 other cardinals entered the conclave to select the 265th pontiff - he delivered a sharp-edged homily on strict obedience to church teachings that left liberal Catholics wincing....
  • Argentine Cardinal Accused in Kidnappings~~"Old Slander" is his response.

    04/16/2005 9:26:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 612+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 16, 2005 at 9:11:39 PDT | JORGE COVARRUBIAS ASSOCIATED PRESS
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Just days before Roman Catholic cardinals select a new pope, a human rights lawyer filed a criminal complaint against an Argentine mentioned as a possible contender, accusing him of involvement in the 1976 kidnappings of two priests. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's spokesman on Saturday called the allegation "old slander." The complaint filed in a Buenos Aires court Friday by human rights lawyer Marcelo Parrilli accused Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, of involvement in the kidnappings of two Jesuit priests by the military dictatorship, according to the Buenos Aires newspaper Clarin. The complaint does not specify Bergoglio's...
  • Pro-Abortion Washington Gov. Gary Locke to speak at Jesuits’ Seattle University

    04/15/2005 7:38:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 1,059+ views
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 04.14.05 | Patrick J. Reilly
    Jesuits’ Seattle University Defies Bishops’ Ban on Honors for Pro-Abortion Pols Gov. Gary Locke to Give Commencement Address  MANASSAS, VA (April 14, 2005) – The Jesuits’ Seattle University has invited pro-abortion Gov. Gary Locke of Washington State to deliver its commencement address and receive an honorary doctoral degree on June 13, publicly defying Seattle’s Archbishop Alexander Brunett and the U.S. bishops who forbade such honors in a statement last June.           “The integrity and compassion that underlie [Locke’s] accomplishments exemplify the values of Seattle University,” announced University president Rev. Stephen Sundborg, S.J., yesterday in a University press release.            “Integrity and compassion? ...
  • And meanwhile, the Jesuit superior general(Kolvenbach) makes his getaway from Assisi

    04/07/2005 8:35:48 PM PDT · by 1 spark · 1 replies · 301+ views
    www.chiesa ^ | 1/8/05
    Kasper's case – that is, the case of a Church leader always classified as progressivist who today is criticizing this progressivism – is not unique. A stir was made by a recent interview with the superior general of the Jesuits, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, on what is perhaps the most controversial topic of the pontificate of John Paul II: that of dialogue between the Catholic Church and the other religions. Father Kolvenbach is neither a bishop nor a cardinal, but he is considered – in part because of the religious order he directs – one of the most representative exponents of...
  • Jesuit Gonzaga University Favours Gay and Pro-Abortion Campus Clubs, Persecutes Christians

    02/28/2005 3:58:00 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 12 replies · 338+ views
    LifeSite ^ | February 24, 2005 |
            Interim Plus Curriculum Supplement on Same Sex MarriageOttawa March for Life 2005 - May 11-13Canadian Defence of Marriage Page March CLC National NewsJan Interim Newspaper     PoliticsInternationalWhat Can I Do? Educational InformationNews PartnersCulture Features Crisis Pregnancy Support Free Daily E-News Subscribe Friends New on LifeSite Donate About Us Contact Site Map Thursday February 24, 2005 Printer friendly version Email to a friend   Jesuit Gonzaga University Favours Gay and Pro-Abortion Campus Clubs, Persecutes Christians SPOKANE, February 24, 2005 ( - Gonzaga University, the Catholic college in Spokane, Washington, owned and run by the Jesuit...
  • Ancient language this Mass production's drawcard

    11/28/2004 6:48:02 AM PST · by tridentine · 4 replies · 403+ views ^ | November 29, 2004 | Cameron Atfield
    THE language might belong to a different age, but a group of worshippers at Buranda in Brisbane's inner south feel the Latin Mass at St Luke's parish is as relevant now as it was 1500 years ago. Father Gregory Jordan, from the St Ignatius Jesuit Community at Toowong, presides over the weekly traditional Latin Mass at St Luke's. Tradition takes precedence over entertainment and Fr Jordan said the Mass had steadily gained popularity in Brisbane's Catholic community since it was revived in 1990. "It is very important and we believe the Mass is not our property to do with what...
  • Silence Reigns for Parents of Boston College Students

    07/13/2004 7:18:20 AM PDT · by GirlShortstop · 12 replies · 343+ views
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 12-Jul-2004 | Tim Drake
    July 12, 2004 / BOSTON -- Thomas Wangler was wary about sending his kids to Boston College. And he teaches there. When it came time for the Church history professor to send his two children to college, they both attended the school where their father taught. Yet Wangler wasn't about to let them take just any theology course. "I had a good sense of what was going on, and I carefully steered them toward particular professors," said Wangler, a former dean of the college of arts and sciences. "Getting a lead on who has the mandatum and who doesn't currently...
  • Causes of Unrest: The Spiritual Roots of Rebellion

    05/18/2004 7:20:48 PM PDT · by Blessed Charlemagne · 4 replies · 324+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | 17 May 2004 | Matthew M. Anger
    Causes of Unrest: The Spiritual Roots of Rebellion by Matthew M. Anger In the early part of the 20th century an author named Nesta Webster penned a provocative work called The Cause of World Unrest. In it she posited, as she did in other books (including her much reprinted study of the French Revolution) that all human events were shaped by a small but malevolent conspiracy. Interestingly, Catholic historian and apologist Hilaire Belloc expressed impatience with such conspiracy-fixations in a letter to an American friend in 1924: The Cause of World Unrest is a book written by a woman called...
  • How I discovered modernism

    05/16/2004 11:48:27 AM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 2 replies · 92+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | August 2003 | Edwin Faust
    There is an air of pride that circulates in the halls of Academe and they who walk its corridors cannot help but inhale great draughts of it. It swells the head yet compresses the brain, leaving little entrance for large and generous thoughts. As it descends to our lower parts, it excites the tongue but chills the heart, evoking endless streams of uncharitable babble. My experience in college confirms all of the above, yet I was innocent of the knowledge when I entered those halls as a vulnerable undergraduate in the heady days of 1967. The school which I had...
  • Georgetown University to Continue Controversial Research

    01/30/2004 3:37:25 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 46 replies · 361+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, January 30, 2004 | By Amy Argetsinger and Avram Goldstein
    The letter last fall from an antiabortion group posed an unexpected quandary for Georgetown University Medical Center. A Florida-based group wrote to Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington that some scientists at Georgetown, a Catholic university, were doing research using cells derived from aborted fetuses. An in-house investigation verified the claim.
  • The Feminist Rosary

    12/02/2003 7:19:20 AM PST · by old and tired · 8 replies · 122+ views
    Boston College Magazine ^ | 11/03 | Mary Gordon
    Coming of age in the 1960s and early 1970s, it wouldn't have occurred to me that the kind of piety I rejected as simplistic and sentimental, the kind I associated with the Rosary, was precisely the kind connected with women. But it was mainly women who prayed the Rosary, women of two types: old women who wrapped the circuit of beads several times around gnarled fingers, or young women who wore Mary-like gowns to the senior prom and thought of spaghetti straps as the work of the devil. I was not that kind of young woman. Even in my most...
  • Five minutes with Rev. Biondi(Interview Fr. Lawrence Biondi, President of Jesuit University)

    10/11/2003 11:22:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 95+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 10/10/2003 | Linda Tucci
    <p>Five minutes with Rev. Biondi Anyone traveling in midtown over the last decade had to notice the transformation of St. Louis University. The grand gates, statues, flowers and renovated buildings have made the oldest university west of the Mississippi River one of the freshest. An arena and a new medical center are in the works.</p>
  • Loyola [N.O.] president resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations

    10/07/2003 1:56:05 PM PDT · by Romulus · 24 replies · 417+ views
    WWL-TV ^ | 7.Octo.03 | unsigned
    Loyola president resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations Complaint was lodged in mid-80's while Knoth was in Indianapolis 03:08 PM CDT on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 Loyola University of New Orleans accepted the resignation of its president, the Rev. Bernard P. Knoth Tuesday amid allegations of sexual misconduct that occurred while he was assigned in Indianapolis during the mid 1980's. In a written statement, Knoth denied any inappropriate conduct stemming from a complaint about an incident in 1986. WWL-TV Reverend Bernard P. Knoth Knoth said that his decision to resign came after the provincial superior of the Chicago Province...
  • Jesuits Reminded of Their Special Bond to the Pope

    09/22/2003 4:01:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 131+ views
    Zenit ^ | 2003-09-22
    VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 22, 2003 ( John Paul II reminded the Jesuits of the special bond that unites the Society of Jesus and the See of Peter. The Pope highlighted this relationship in a message addressed to Father Peter Hans Kolvenbach, superior general of the Jesuits, on the occasion of the 69th Congregation of Procurators, being held in Loyola, Spain, birthplace of the Society's founder, St. Ignatius. Addressing the Jesuits who have gathered to decide if they will convoke a new general congregation, the order's highest convocation, and to review the role of the Society, the Holy Father said: "This...
  • The College alienated

    08/24/2003 10:20:51 AM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 14 replies · 235+ views
    Georgetown Voice ^ | 8/21/2003 | Mike DeBonis
    The temperature hovered around 50 degrees on the morning of Saturday, May 17; a light rain had moved through a few hours before. By the time horns cued "Pomp and Circumstance' at 9 a.m., the clouds that brought the drizzle remained, thick and gray, along with a steady 10-mph wind. Slowly, the graduates and faculty of Georgetown College marched across Healy Lawn to their seats. An invocation was given, the University charter was read, the late Rev. Joseph T. Durkin, S.J. was recognized on the occasion of his 100th birthday. By the time Georgetown College Dean Jane Dammen McAuliffe took...