Facing Crises in the Church and Society | Fr. Gerald E. Murray

Then, The Jesuits: What Went Wrong? But first:

Franciscan University Presents. Panelists Dr. Regis Martin, Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Fr. Gerald E. Murray, a diocesan priest in the Archdiocese of New York, and Co-Author of the new book “Calming the Storm: Navigating the Crises Facing the Catholic Church and Society“, as they discuss how to navigate the confusion in our culture today.

Facing Crises in the Church and Society | Fr. Gerald E. Murray | Franciscan University Presents

The Jesuits: What Went Wrong?

Francis X. Maier.
The Catholic Thing.
November 10, 2022.

“… my unease with the Jesuits began right alongside my respect.  Barely out of high school, I remember stumbling my way through some of Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s writings, an obstacle course of turgid ideas.  Teilhard was and remains an enigma.  Jacques Ellul and Augusto Del Noce, among other Christian contemporaries, distrusted and criticized his thought.  But in Teilhard’s favor, Henri de Lubac – always a faithful man – was a strong defender of his work.  As for today’s Holy Father, himself a former Jesuit provincial:  pontificates can be fully assessed only in retrospect, and history’s first and only Jesuit papacy is still ongoing.  So the jury, understandably, is still out.

But moving the Chair of Peter aside, enough prominent Jesuits have said enough strange things lately to invite concern.

In 2019, Father Arturo Sosa, the Jesuit superior general, suggested that Satan is a “symbolic reality,” not a personal being – contrary to Catholic belief.  He then seemed to reverse himself just a few months later.  This followed a similar Sosa remark about the devil from 2017 that then had to be clarified by a spokesman.  In the same year, 2017, Sosa muddied the water by seeming to question whether we can really know what Jesus said in the Gospels…” — Read it all…

Teilhard de Chardin False Prophet

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