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Why Are Most Jesuits Liberal?

I’ve met Jesuits and at one time thought I’d be interested in joining them. The vocational director said to me ”Most people who come to us are very educated. They used to be Psychologists, Doctors, Solicitors etc etc and contribute these things. You on the other hand, we wouldn’t consider. You have not even graduated high school and yet we would expect you to have at least three years university behind you before we would even at the very least consider you and even then you wouldn’t be guaranteed entry.”

I asked what about being a simple brother? He said the same qualities would apply. He asked me a few things about the Trinity and said your interpretations of the Trinity sound very ”Orthodox” in theology and eastern. I thought that was odd because I’d only come back to the Church in like three or four months and I’ve literally no theological training.

I thought the whole interview was odd. I told him I will go and try and get my high school graduation and come back but I knew this wasn’t to be for me so although I entered an adult class for this I soon lost interest.

He invited me to read the life of Ignatius of Loyolas before we parted ways as he said my conversion story was almost identical to his and the experiences that I had such as the grace of tears for one and the fact that I found myself in a position where I was surrounded by books and read them in bed every night.

As my growth back into the Church began to flourish a little more and my knowledge and getting to know people augmented a little, I began to look at the Jesuits as a once prestigious order who educated the uneducated and did not call the qualified.

It now was loaded with yuppies who came from a privileged background being part of the education for the privileged few.

Therefore when I see how liberal they are in their theology and approach to converting others and social movements, the only reasoning I have for this is that part of the desire to go left stems from a deception of the devil.

When one sees himself as enlightened and has become heavily intellectual in his approach to literally anything from theology to biology, there is a danger he will leave the Church, if not externally, for the most part internally.

Many Jesuits believe themselves to be doing Gods Holy work. Many of us at one stage often have as I said before Holy motives to do unholy things. We are unaware that we are doing bad.

It is those of us who engage in such a practice whom like in scripture will turn to God and say: ”But when did we see you hungry or thirsty? we’d no idea it was you, we thought we were doing your Holy work,. ‘

You see? they were unaware they were doing wrong. This is why self awareness of ones spiritual state is very important. To discern your own self is like the treasure one finds and goes away and hides it because when you’ve discovered this you’ve found the kingdom of God.

The Lord says ”It is not everyone who tells me ‘Lord, Lord, who will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will tell me in that Day, ‘Lord, Lord did we not prophesy in your Name, cast out demons in your Name, and do many deeds of power in your Name?’ Then I will tell them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from me, you who do what is wicked.’ ( Matt:7:21-23)

This is a remarkable piece of scripture. Imagine that, they performed many miracles and done all these marvelous things yet still they were told to depart from the presence of God because even though they thought they were doing great, inevitably they were being wicked. Their lives were all messed up.

I’ve come across some exorcists who even though they can cast out demons, their quite wicked in their behaviour towards others. So anyone who thinks that their mystical experiences preclude their entry into heaven falls heavily into deceptive thought and the snares of the Devil.

I’ve even encountered a very liberal priest who the Lord used to Heal a sick man. God will use whom he wants, doesn’t necessarily warrant us the Kingdom.

Anyone who thinks that a few university degrees in theology is going to make them a great priest is likewise fooled by the devil. St.Peter was a simple fisherman yet he was given the keys to the Kingdom and granted the Holy Spirit for the Holy Spirit cannot be studied through books, He gives himself to whom he wants and avoids the self styled theologians and philosophers.

I like St.Ignatius of Loyola, the Jesuit order and as a home school dad I’m enrolling my son into Kolbe Academy who themselves use the ignatius method. I just think it’s a shame they’ve become a nest for the snake himself. Their schools and priests right around the world appeal only to one kind of person ”The yuppie social ladder climbing” type.

Many of the children who emerge from their private schools do so as non practicing or are extremely pro abortion.

The devil deceives so many of the intellectual type. He did it with great fathers of the church like Tertullian, Origen and Evagrios the solitary and he continues to do it today with priests like Richard ROHR and James Martin SJ today among a sea of others.

Even the wealthy well educated type who are not relgious at all are very liberal. A friend of mine said in one part of Dublin where all the rich live, this is the only part of Dublin who voted in favour of abortion back in 1983. Incredibly sad but not surprising.

Neither is it surprising when we hear Jesuit priests behave the way they do. In fact most priests in Ireland are liberal because many who are ordained come from a privileged farming background. Unfortunately the Church ordains its priests like the government does it’s politicians and this is why there is so much spiritual and physical abuse.

The church takes away the keys of the Knowledge to those who have a vocation but freely gives it those who often don’t have one. There is a saying that ”Well if you have a vocation God will get you in” as if somehow God enjoys the obstacles they place before his Spirit.

In the eastern Church they don’t examine the mans social or educational background as much as they do his character. Then they school him in a little catechism and like the apostles of old is sent on his merry way to preach the Gospel and tend to the parish.

It’s sad. I remember I met three priests when they were redemptorist seminarians. All three of them were very liberal in their theology. Even later Live on a chat show in Ireland one of them declared his distaste for the infallible doctrine against contraception. Just another people pleaser with no vocation to the priesthood ordained yet again.

Vocations were already at an all time low and they decided they would ordain these three amigos? It is incredible.

I don’t allow myself to be stressed over it as in the end, God will swallow all up in the sea of victory. But I do pray for them. It’s important. Nobody wants anyone to be lost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Radical Right Wing Catholics

I’m a firm believer that if the Devil doesn’t get you with the liberal left in the Church in all its diabolical manifestation, he will surely get you with the radical right wing. Those right wing who firmly believe they are doing Gods ”Holy work”.

A Greek Orthodox friend of mine Thanasis said to me: ”Those two ways the devil is fighting is, we call them: Temptation from the left, and Temptation from the right. Temptation from the left is when the devil temps us to sin. Temptation from the right, which is much more dangerous, is when the devil gives us “holy” motives to do unholy things, when he tempts is to overdo it, go beyond our current capacities so that later we get exhausted and abandon the fight altogether, when he tempts us in pride for the “good” (we think) we did. In general, Temptation of the right is when we are heading to hell but we believe we are heading to heaven. Only humility can unmask this trickery of the devil, and humility is not easy (if even desired) for the most of us. Temptation from the Right is most dangerous because the person that has fallen for that trap doesn’t even believe he is trapped. So there will be no attempt, from that person’s part, to repent and get out of it.”

It is an interesting point and when one looks at the Lords request that we stay on the narrow path we often can wonder what this narrow path entails. To get closer to the narrow path we must avoid modernism and it’s opposition fundamentalism. Archbishop fulton sheen said something that I’ve never forgotten. He said ”The Church will always be more modern than the modernist, and more fundamental than the fundamentalist.”

This tells me that there exists what’s known as a ”Well balanced Catholic”. Now I don’t claim this title and we’ve all got something wrong with us but I do believe it’s important almost vital to ones spiritual health that we pray for the discernment of the spirits.

To be given the grace to spot very radical movements like Church Militant among others like Lifesitenews who are constantly on the attack with regards to Pope Francis is very important.

You’ve just found a renewed and fresh admiration for your faith but in the midst of your Epiphany you’re in danger of being either being pulled to left or pulled to the right and becoming radicalized.

This is why I invite people to avoid popular youtube personalities such as Michael Voris/Church Militant and ”The Marian Catechist”.

When Michael Voris first came out, I didn’t mind him all that much but then he became increasingly aggressive in tone and as I watched his audience I saw it became almost as if he was preaching to the Choir.

His Church Militant channel to date is mostly a respite for Catholics who are seeking out someone whom can help them through the storm, to have a shoulder to lean on in the midst of all this modernism and they have seemed to have found it in Michael.

I really admire his conversion story and we’ve all got one. His mother sadly fell asleep in the Lord and he was a great big sinner who experienced a conversion like none other. I do believe however that he is experiencing an Epiphany that has spiraled out of control.

The devil often deceives us like my friend Thanasis said, into believing we must do great things in order to give back to God.

Very few of us are just content with going to Mass on Sunday and praying our daily devotions. No, we must do something BIG, BAD AND BOLDDDDDD.

I know, I was there, I felt the same way. You’re not talking to the perfect, you’re talking to the man whose trodden that particular path.

In the american personality there is no other culture that likes to do things bigger than Americans and Michael went all out.

Is everything Michael says wrong, surely there is something good about his movement? I would agree that his movement could have been great but he’s turned into the religious police. Uncovering this scandal, that scandal and watching everything everyone is saying that if they slip up they better watch out because he will make a video out of it.

The thing about engaging and joining in this behaviour is that it is not spiritually healthy for the soul to be peering into this world of constant scandal and will inevitably lead you to spiritual ruin.

Michael may be getting at all the scandals but what has changed since his uncovering of them? Nothing at all. What do we gain from watching his uncovering of these scandals? Entertainment maybe but will it help us get to Heaven and help further our relationship with Jesus and his Church? No. I don’t believe it to be so.

It’s not even that he gets a lot of scandals right but his whole approach to dealing with the Scandal is wrong. Even Jesus says we must approach our brother in secret, then failing that we bring him to the Church then failing that we just leave him and let God sort him out.

However the very public way of dealing with this is not something I’m a fan of and I think it could be handled better.

I would invite people to focus on appropriate things that are edifying for the soul. Read spiritual books and seek out spiritual direction. I highly recommend Dan Burke as the more favorable YouTube personality you should be following.

He is owner of the Avila Institute for spiritual direction and a good writer. would highly recommend you subscribe to him than this radical right wing scandal seeking religious police man such as Michael Voris. Not good for the soul at all.

Remember to seek out a well balanced Catholic life, don’t lean too far to the right and don’t lean to far to the left but ask God to help you remain on the narrow path.

God bless

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you conservative or a liberal?

When people ask me this question of whether or not I am liberal or conservative I answer that I am neither of these, I am simply Christian. It is only by embracing Christianity that we can truly be set free from all evils. A politics or country that denies itself and embraces the Gospel will always win. But then again I guess in some kind of an odd way I could play the hypocrite here almost and say that the Christian is both conservative and liberal. He ( the Christian ) wishes to conserve that which is true and liberate himself from evil and seeks new ways to communicate that unchangable truth to the masses. But on second thoughts there is no hypocritical outlook in what I said because being a Christian is the root, and conservatism and liberalism is but two branches that sprout from it or the fruit that emerges from being a Christian, because its a conservatism and liberalism as Christ would understand it and not the worlds idea of conservatism and liberalism both of which can often seek to contradict the Gospel the latter being the bigger culprit.

So yes I am a Christian who is both conservative and liberal. But when somebody asks me am I conservative or liberal they are asking me which worldly outlook do I agree with more, and the answer is neither, I am Christian whose Gospel message has a conservatism and liberalism that is much greater and of higher value than that of the worlds understanding of what real conservatism and liberalism is.

I think I have a headache now haha. Goodnight and blessings to all of you.

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