The fifth installment of my series pointing out the follies of some Jesuits in this country. Father John O’Malley, SJ, of the theology department of Georgetown has a piece in America, where else?, in which he hails Obama as a President who embodies something called “the Spirit of Vatican II”. Actually I think Obama really embodies “the Spirit of Jesuits Trapped in ’68”. Father Z does the necessary fisking of the article here. Carl Olsen has some pointed comments on the same subject here. Rich Leonardi of Ten Reasons points us to thoughts about the meaning of Vatican II by the late, and very great, Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, which appeared in America in 2003.
The memory of Cardinal Dulles reminds us that there are orthodox Jesuits still. However, I wonder who really is the Pope for most Jesuits in this country, Benedict or Obama? I wonder also how many parents realize that while they slave to send their kids to Catholic Colleges and Universities their offspring, all too often, receive Leftist political indoctrination with only the sheerest patina of Catholicism to disguise it? O’Malley’s article has much to do with his political preferences and almost nil to do with Catholicism.