Lay Collaboration: An Issue of Governance

The modest purpose of these lines is to propose several ways of dealing with the issue of collaboration. I have made an attempt to understand critically the decisions taken by the last three General Congregations…

CLERICALISM: Where it comes from and why it…

Clericalism describes the cronyism and cloistered political environment of Catholic priests, and their loyalty to the feudal system of Rome. Jesuits are present in this environment too, both as perpetrators and as victims. Most professional…

Dubious Dubia and a Discerning Pope

Whither Francis effect? After the March 2013 election of Pope Francis, many were ecstatic about the ‘Francis effect’. Some four years later, Francis’s defects seem to have eclipsed the ‘Francis effect’, as follows: A sugarcoated…

Pastoral Possibles

Can you recognize the one who pronounced this: “As and when Jesuits take up parishes, let them first check with themselves whether they adequately possess a deep sense of MAGIS. Only then, they could and…

Governance and Mission Renewed

How governance was understood and actually carried out in the Society fifty years ago is so different from nowadays, and the gradual changes in it can be well-illustrated through the life of Jorge Bergolio SJ…

Jesuits and Refugees: A Renewed Mandate

Fr. Pedro Arrupe, the visionary former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was deeply concerned about refugees and other displaced persons. In the late seventies, he was “struck and shocked by the plight of…