Jesuits and the Barque of Peter
My good friend Fr. Finigan, aka His Hermeneuticalness, has a doozy of a post today about admirable Jesuits, on this the feast of their founder, St. Ignatius. HERE
He names some great Jesuits, many of whom I know and one of whom was also one of my profs at the Augustinianum. I studied St. Hillary of Poitier with him. As a matter of fact, Fr. Giles Peland – may he rest in peace – provided us with knock-out argument and quote against the dreadful proposals of Card. Kasper and Company. HERE As a matter of fact, it also applies to the quixotic suggestion that women should be ordained as deacons.
Father also mentions Fr. Paul Mankowski, one of the contributors to the extremely important book Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church (US HERE – UK link HERE – published by Ignatius Press founded by Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio).
Finigan also quotes from Sollicitudo omnium Ecclesiarum of Pius VII, by which document that Pope restored the Society of Jesus in 1814. To wit:
“We would believe ourselves guilty of a great crime in the presence of God, if, in these so grave necessities of the public interest, We were to neglect to put to work those salutary helps which God, with singular providence has provided Us, and if We, placed in the bark of Peter, tossed and buffeted by continual storms, were to reject the expert and valorous rowers who offer to break the waves of a sea which at every moment threatens Us with shipwreck and ruin.
For the text (Latin and English), HERE
If you want the Latin of that quote, above, get a load of this!
Gravissimi enim criminis in conspectu Dei reos Nos esse crederemus, si in tantis reipublicae necessitatibus ea salutaria auxilia adhibere negligeremus, quae singulari Providentia Deus Nobis suppeditat, et si Nos in Petri navicula