Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jesuit university, again

Catholic World News reports:

Jesuit university hosts abortion advocates at forum

The headline points to the following story.

Abortionfest at USF

Abortion providers, facilitators, defenders to speak at Jesuit university’s ‘Women’s Rights Forum’

The University of San Francisco, a Jesuit institution, will host the “Global Women's Rights Forum” from today through Thursday, March 11. The forum is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, the Sociology Colloquium, the School of Nursing, the Politics Department, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, and curiously, the Theology and Religious Studies Department...
Good Lord. What is the matter with some(?) of these Jesuits? It must be remembered, the Jesuits have a great history in missionary work and in the counter-Reformation. They were even assigned early on to the confessionals as far as I know. What's happening? So, what were those guys in the Theology and Religious Studies Department thinking? And why did the University allow this? This reminds me of some Theology professors in the Ateneo who openly expressed support for the RH bill. (sigh)

St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us, and knock some sense into these people who forgot your legacy.

Here is the famous Rule 13 of the Spiritual Exercises from St. Ignatius, in case (some) Jesuits forgot:

"That we may be altogether of the same mind and in conformity with the Church herself, if she shall have defined anything to be black which appears to our eyes to be white, we ought in like manner to pronounce it to be black. For we must undoubtingly believe, that the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Spirit of the Orthodox Church His Spouse, by which Spirit we are governed and directed to Salvation, is the same; ..."

And so it is told that a man walked up to a Franciscan and a Jesuit and asked,

"How many novenas must you say to get a Mercedes Benz?"

The Franciscan asked, "What's a Mercedes Benz?"

The Jesuit asked, "What's a novena?"

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