The Jesuits

//The Jesuits

Learn what people throughout history have had to say on the reputation, history, and political nature of the Jesuit Order.

“Caring” and a New Morality

The work of Richard McBrien and Martin Heidegger increased the popularity of the needs-based social Gospel in Christian circles. Martin Heidegger German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) taught that life’s answers lie within the self.i Heidegger taught that the soul authenticates itself by showing concern for others or "caring." Heidegger’s "care" (German Sorge) has no place for God, [...]


Jesuits and the Hippie Movement

The hippie movement was led by Jesuits such as Father Richard McSorley of Georgetown University (1914-2002). McSorley was known as a peace activist and even "Marxist priest." He was a trusted adviser and tutor to the Kennedy presidential family,i and was also associated with Bill Clinton, who studied at Georgetown in the early 1960s. In an interview with Rick [...]


The Superior General of the Jesuits

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? On 2008, Father Adolfo Nicolás, a Spanish priest and missionary to Asia, was elected the new Superior General of the Jesuits. A TIME article notes that Nicolás, also known as the “Black Pope,” holds a “lifetime posting” that “has sway over a network of priests, universities, hospitals and other missionary institutions around [...]


Protestantism Destroyed

Protestantism is not based on reasoning, human judgment, and natural law, but on moral absolutes given by God through His Word (See John 14:6). Reverend J. A. Wylie tells us this in his book The History of Protestantism: Protestantism is not solely the outcome of human progress; it is no mere principle of perfectibility inherent in humanity...It is [...]


St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises

St. Ignatius of Loyola is famous not only for founding the Jesuit Order, but also for his spiritual exercises. These teachings have formed the basis for many practices throughout history and in the modern spiritual formation movement. Read the spiritual exercises or Download PDF Modern Use According to Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, the spiritual exercises can help anyone to find [...]


Ignatius of Loyola and Martin Luther

St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1566) was the founder of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuit Order. He lived in the same era as the great reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546). The Pope gave Loyola and the Jesuits the duty of neutralizing Luther and the Reformation. Read more about the Counter Reformation in Protestantism Destroyed Submission Luther’s [...]


Ignatius Loyola and Spiritual Formation

The connection between the New Age and the spiritual formation movement is often disguised. Many are being persuaded to believe that the teachings of spiritual formation are a new Christian development. But this assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, these techniques can run exactly contrary from Biblical teachings. The interesting thing about spiritual formation ideas is [...]