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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Creighton Jesuits on new pope

Something from the Jesuits at Creighton University (online Ignatian retreat and Daily Reflections) ....

Creighton experts weigh in on pope's Jesuit background

Though no one knows for sure, Jorge Bergoglio's Jesuit background could be a telling detail about how he will serve as pope, according to interviews with several experts from Creighton University.

For one thing, Jesuits are not to seek out church office, as instructed by St. Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Society of Jesus in the 16th century. Jesuit priests, instead, serve as the workmen of the church.

“Never in a million years would he have imagined he would be a bishop, a monsignor, or a cardinal, much less a pope,” said the Rev. Richard Hauser, a theology professor and a member of Creighton's Jesuit community. “If you have those types of ambitions, you don't join the Jesuits. He must have been so attractive in his own Ignatian spirituality to the people in Rome who are in charge of appointing bishops.” ....


Blogger Jeff said...

Hi Crys. You know, my oldest daughter is a freshman at Creighton now. She loves it. Fabulous school... I'm feeling a bit heartened by this Jesuit pope. I just read early reports tonight (and would like to see more confirmation) that Francis has banned Cardinal Law from showing up at the Maggiore anymore, and will be sending him to a monastery.

1:02 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Jeff,

Good to hear from you :) You must miss your daughter so far away from Boston.

If that's true about Law, that would be really great! I so much want to hope Francis will be a good guy. Going to troll through the news and see if there's anything about Law - thanks.

1:19 AM  

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