Those Gay Jesuits

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  •  February 21, 2020   

The fall of a great order

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The Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits, was once a great religious order known for having hardy missionaries willing to go to the ends of the earth and endure torture and death for the salvation of souls.

The present-day Jesuits, however, are a stark contrast to the Jesuits of yesteryear, embracing and perpetuating theological errors like liberation theology, process theology and what's begun to be called homoheresy.

Across the United States — for decades — 300 Jesuit education institutions have granted Jesuits access to young minds and young souls. The same order that used to form souls now deforms them with their heavy emphasis on social justice issues and the virtual denial of the spiritual works of mercy.

They have turned prominent universities like Georgetown, Loyola Marymount and Boston College into breeding grounds for heresy and error. In fact, the name "Catholic" is missing from the description of the schools, which instead says they follow the "Jesuit tradition."

Even their high schools have become training facilities in dissent. Last year Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, named after the great Jesuit martyr St. John de Brebeuf, lost its Catholic title after rehiring an employee in a same-sex union.

The same order that used to form souls now deforms them.

The archdiocese of Indianapolis worked quietly with the school for two years but Jesuit authorities at the school refused to back down.

An official statement from Brebeuf states:

The decree follows a sincere and significant disagreement. ... Specifically, Brebeuf Jesuit has respectfully declined the archdiocese's insistence and directive that we dismiss a highly capable and qualified teacher due to the teacher being a spouse within a civilly-recognized same-sex marriage.

The statement continues:

After long and prayerful consideration, we determined that following the archdiocese's directive would not only violate our informed conscience on this particular matter, but also set a concerning precedent for future interference in the school's operations and other governance matters that Brebeuf Jesuit leadership has historically had the sole right and privilege to address and decide.

The archdiocese's decision was ultimately suspended by the Vatican pending an investigation, but the wound of division still exists in the school.

To learn more about how one of the greatest religious orders fell, watch The Download—Those Gay Jesuits.

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