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From the Jesuits, Libera Nos Domine...

From a Society of Jesus

to a Society of Judas

Father X POSTED: 9/16/11

Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, Superior General of the

Jesuits (center), Edmund Lo, SJ, Artur Suski, SJ

( Most devout Catholics have favorite saints and many also have favorite Popes, some sainted and some not. For Traditionalists, two popes that come to mind are Pope Saint Pius V and Pope Saint Pius X, the former for declaring that the traditional form of the Liturgy could never be abrogated and the latter for his uncompromising war against the heresy of Modernism, among many other notable achievements and personal sanctity.

Many Novus Ordo Catholics, conservatives included, would probably name Pope John Paul II as their personal favorite, as the Santo Subito chant continues to resonate through the halls of the Vatican and across the fields of World Youth Day.

For many seminarians who have attended the Gregorian University in Rome, their favorite Pope is Clement XIV, whose pontificate was in the Eighteenth Century.  In fact, the graduating NACers (North American College seminarians), most of whom will be ordained to the Holy Priesthood within days or weeks, have a curious ritual following their final exams. They process a few hundred feet from the Gregorian University to the Church of the Twelve Apostles (Santi XII Apostoli) and each one lays a single rose at the tomb of this often otherwise overlooked Pontiff. Why? As a sign of respect and gratitude to the Pope who suppressed the Society of Jesus.

Terrible, you say? Not if you were in their seminarian shoes, subjected to the arrogance and mean-spiritedness of many of their Jesuit professors for four years. Their nickname for the Jesuits, by the way, is The Trolls, a name well-deserved by many of them in higher education.

Speaking of higher education and the Society Men in Black, perhaps some Remnant readers have heard of the queer conference series—their word, not mine—planned for two American Jesuit Universities and two Protestant Divinity Schools. This four-part conference, scheduled for the fall of this year, is titled, More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church. Each campus will host an event on one the following topics: Learning to Listen: Voices of Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church; Pro-Queer Life: Youth Suicide Crisis, Catholic Education, and the Souls of LGBTQ People; Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church: Voices from Law, Religion, and the Pews; The Care of Souls: Sexual Diversity, Celibacy, and Ministry. On an official web page for the conference series ( the introduction reads:

For too long, the conversation on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in the Roman Catholic Church has been only a monologue — the sole voice being heard is that of the institutional Catholic Church. We must engage in more than a monologue by having a 21st century conversation on sexual diversity, with new and different voices heard from.

A sample of thought from a representative of each institution is quoted on the web as well, to include the following:

For too long, the conversation on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in the Catholic Church has hardly been a conversation at all.  We hope to move beyond the usual back and forth of official church statements and gay Catholic activists’ responses by showing how the issue of sexual diversity affects all Catholics — active or former, gay or straight, female or male, of every culture, race and ethnicity.  The time has come for us to learn to listen to all their voices and engage in a more enlightened, compassionate, and honest conversation.

Educational institutions must take responsibility for protecting against the culture and attitudes that contribute to LGBTQ suicide. The “Pro-Queer Life” conference will focus attention on where Catholic educational institutions are getting it right, where they need to be better, and where their complicity in the wounding of young LGBTQ persons is unacceptable.

When the Connecticut Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the fall of 2008, the Connecticut Bishops responded first with a public statement offered on behalf of all the Catholic faithful in the state (without their deliberation or consent) condemning the decision and arguing that marriage was not a civil right to be exercised by gay and lesbian people. In neither their public statement nor their ads did the Bishops represent the voices of all the Catholic faithful.  Other Catholic points of view—from expertise in ethics, theology, law and the special tasks of the laity in the world—can and must be heard for a more robust discussion. Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church: Voices from Law, Religion and the Pews aims to provide that forum.

The Catholic Church has large numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender laity engaged in pastoral work in the Church and many gay clergy. But the official standpoint of the teaching Church makes their status as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender problematic for individuals, their communities, and the Church. This creates conflicts and tensions for many, while hiding the fact that all Christians contribute to Church life because of, not despite who they are.  So at the “Care of Souls” conference we will be examining the challenges of the baptismal call to ministry in the lives of LGBT Catholics and looking at how a more positive and fruitful situation can be created.

Have you read enough from the source itself to get the gist? In the spirit of the once-orthodox Society of Jesus perhaps we should have an Inquisition: of the morally bankrupt “black robes” within the ranks of the Jesuits, especially in higher education. But an Inquisition is unnecessary, for in their hubris they expose and condemn themselves by their own public words and deeds. The fact that they do so over and over again with impunity reveals just how impotent the institutional Church has become in modernist times to crush the head of the Serpent when he exposes his poisoned fangs from beneath the heel of the Blessed Mother.

No, it is not an inquisition that is needed but a suppression of a rogue Society. Far too many of their members and their institutions have shown themselves willing to sacrifice children to the pagan god Moloch by their support of abortion related causes and candidates and to sacrifice the sexual purity of their students to the pagan god of Sodom. In effect, the Society of Jesus has become the Society of Judas. Yes, a remnant of righteous Jesuits continues and suffers in the midst of the rest but it now appears that the bad so outweigh the good that the course of action of Pope Clement XIV seems more appropriate than ever in the present time and circumstances.

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