I’ve always had this lingering question about the relationship between an order and a diocese. Say there’s a Jesuit administered parish, does this mean that the Jesuit order own the parish and its property? Do the priests report to the Jesuit leadership or the Diocese? How much control do Bishops have over the operation of a parish in his diocese? Should a Jesuit parish fail, does it become the responsibility of the diocese? If a parish becomes Jesuit, does it mean that the Jesuits somehow purchased the property from the diocese or some other order? How do collections and proceeds generally work? How are orders selected to administer a parish?
I suspect the answers would likely include several “it depends” and “it’s complicated”, but I just want to know the “general” answers. Thank you for your response!