Friday, February 11, 2011

The Jesuits As A Group

Now let me ask a hard question. Are we prepared to say that the leadership of the Legion as a group was or is more evil than the current leadership of, say, the Jesuits as a group? One group more or less knowingly presided over a thriving but distorted new order; the other group more or less deliberately infected a once great order with a serious illness, and still too often persists in the same destructive treatment. Or another question: Are we prepared to say that Marcial Maciel was more evil as the leader of the Legion than Rembert Weakland was as the leader of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee? Let us be careful about supposing any man’s evil to be the greatest ever, or to place any evil situation beyond the reach of the Church’s grace. In any case, to me, leadership that still believes it has always been right is the greatest obstacle to reform. It is hard to imagine there are many Legion leaders who still believe they have always been right. 
Link (here) to the full editorial at Catholic Culture

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