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What do you think of Jesuits?
Pope Francis I is a Jesuit. Father Mitch Pacwa is a Jesuit, I have heard of many other faithful Jesuits both conservative and some that you would call liberal.
What about their schools?
I have heard more negative than positive about this order, why?
And just for giggles what is your favorite order?
I had two years of Jesuit high school and graduated from a Jesuit university. They are excellent teachers. They get a bad rap because they are often at the edge of theological exploration and study. By and large they are as Catholic as the Pope. (pun intended)
My favorite order from experience is the Jesuits, but from my reading it is the Franciscans. No one can read about Francis and not fall in love with the man. He is nearly Christ reincarnated a thousand years later. He was not even a priest-- he did not feel himself worthy of such an honor. His humility is legendary. And his bravery, crossing enemy lines back and forth during the Crusades giving aid to the wounded on both sides. You know a man is Christian when he always has the right course of action or words for every situation. Francis was that man.
As for hearing mostly negative about the Jesuits, that makes them fit perfectly in the mold of the Church, which is probably the most criticized organization on earth.