Catholic Outsider reports on an editorial published by the official Jesuit Magazine in Spain, “Mensajero.”
“Mensajero” accuses Pope John Paul’s ministry of being “triumphalistic” and “more spectacular than deep,” thus failing in “shortening the deep gap between a technological society… and the dictates of Christian faith and morals.”
“The creative fidelity of the Jesuits toward the Church has not always been well understood or accepted,” the editorial complains. It continues by saying that “the Jesuits have taken a ‘time of silence’ in these last years,” implying that they are getting ready to start talking.
I wonder how many spouses would appreciate the term creative fidelity. I didn’t cheat on you I was just doing some creative fidelity. This comes down to the same thing. No surprise that the Old Testament constantly used adultery as an analogy for Israelites that abandoned God for idols and other practices. There truly is nothing new under the sun and the same habits continue. Lack of fidelity to the Holy father is faithlessness to both the Church and to Christ.
Read all of what Alejandro Bermudez’s has to say about this article and an upcoming coverage of it by the Catholic News Agency tomorrow.
Sounds like someting Bill Clinton would say if asked to teach a marrige encounter class.
Yes, and Monica was the teacher’s assistant! Sheesh, people’s rationality about reading into things is like the Da Vinci code nonsense. The gap between techo-society and Christian faith…there’s a gap? Seminary students don’t get computer training? Does the Pope have Email? ay-yi-yi…
OK, I could be really wrong here, and being a Jesuit scholastic doesn’t make me an insider by any means, but when I read the article in Spanish it isn�t nearly as dramatic as how it is being portrayed. I am a big fan of JPII so I don�t share the editorialist�s characterization of our late, great, pontiff. There are far more younger Jesuits in the U.S. that agree with me on this than ya�ll might think� But it�s not the end of the world as we know it when someone doesn�t see eye to eye with John Paul II – nor is it necessarily a blatant disregard of the vow of obedience to the Pope that some Jesuits take. �Creative fidelity� is a poor choice of words, I agree, but the spirit behind the concept, I�m convinced, is a good one. Again, I see where ya�ll might be coming from in regards to lumping all Jesuits together in to one great big mushy ball of post Vatican II lunacy, bent on destroying our Mother, or at least driving her mad. Think again. With all the love of plurality that is so present in the Jesuits, even the most �progressive� Jesuit has to make room for the most traditionally faithful Jesuit. My point is this: when the General Council speaks, it will speak for Jesuits everywhere. Go ahead and judge us on that and stay away from letting a Spaniard behind a desk speak for me.