Wednesday, January 12, 2011


In 1965 there were 5,277 Jesuit priests and 3,559 seminarians; 
in 2000 there were 3,172 priests and 389 seminarians.
Link (here)


Anonymous said...

Because the Jesuits have lost their charism.

Leonardo de la Paor said...

What charism? They were the Pope's Gestapo & carried out evil & godless acts against non-Catholics. We were happy to see the decline of Nazism & we are happy to see the decline of Jesuitism.

Florian from Buffalo said...

Because they replaced The Spiritual Exercises with Liberation Theology.

Anonymous said...

Spoken like a true Millerite!

TonyD said...

Anonymous 7:56,

I don't understand the "Millerite" allusion. I found them on Wikipedia, but I still don't understand the allusion.

Anonymous said...

This - and the discussions - wouldn't be fair without the numbers of priests then and now, which has also dropped.