In 2008 Pope Benedict had this to say to the Jesuits:
And precisely in order to offer the entire Society of Jesus clear guidelines to support its generous and faithful apostolic dedication, it might prove particularly useful for the Congregation to reassert, in the spirit of St Ignatius, its own total adherence to Catholic doctrine, especially to its key points, under severe attack today by the secular culture, such as, for example, the relationship between Christ and religions, certain aspects of liberation theology and the various points of sexual morals, especially those concerning the indissolubility of marriage and the pastoral care of homosexuals. Reverend and dear Father, I am convinced that the Society senses the historic importance of this General Congregation and, guided by the Holy Spirit, desires once again, as beloved John Paul II said in January 1995, to reaffirm “unequivocally and without any hesitation its specific way to God, which St Ignatius sketched out in the Formula Instituti: loving fidelity to your charism will be the certain source of renewed effectiveness” (ORE, ibid., n. 3). Furthermore, how timely were my venerable Predecessor Paul VI’s words on a similar occasion: “All of us must be vigilant so that the necessary adaptation will not be accompanied to the detriment of the fundamental identity or essential character of the role of the Jesuit as it is described in the Formula Instituti, as the history and particular spirituality of the Order propose it, and as the authentic interpretation of the very needs of the times seem still today to require it. This image must not be altered; it must not be distorted” (3 December 1974; ORE, 12 December, p. 5).
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In 2019 Pope Francis thinks he and the Jesuits are simpatico:
The universal apostolic preferences of the Jesuits “are in harmony with the current apostolic priorities of the Church expressed through the ordinary magisterium of the Pope, the synods, the episcopal conferences, especially in the Apostolic Exhortation ‘Evangelii Gaudium’”. This is what Pope Francis emphasized in a letter addressed to the Jesuit General, Father Arturo Sosa.
The Pope endorsed the four “apostolic preferences” of the Jesuits:
Illustrating the 4 apostolic preferences, Fr. Sosa told Vatican News that discernment is a necessity for the Church. The spiritual exercises, he added, are a preferential path for the Jesuits. It is also fundamental, as far as the exercises are concerned, to take the path of creativity. According to the Jesuit General, new forms must be found so that the exercises adapt to different groups, realities and contexts.
Walking with those who are discarded, said Father Sosa, means approaching the world of the poor and going to the suburbs to meet the people. “We want to take a path, he added, to promote social justice. “We want to promote a change in the economic, political and social structures that cause injustice. “We want to eliminate the scourge of abuse from the life of the Church and society,” a drama that the Jesuit General said is manifest out in various forms, including in sexual abuse and abuse of power.
According to Fr. Sosa, walking with young people also means looking at the world from their perspective. Young people, he explained, can help understand the changes in society, to grasp the sense of a new culture. We must therefore “open up spaces for young people, for their creativity”, he said, adding they must also learn from the young.
The fourth preference concerns our common home – the created world. Father Sosa said we must try to participate in urgent actions that can help curb and stem the deterioration of the environment. Alternative formulas must also be sought. To respond to these preferences, said the head of the Jesuits, a great challenge is that of collaboration which he considered a strong point of their action.
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For a group calling itself the Jesuits, Christ is notable by His Absence in these goals. Come to think of it, the same thing could be said about this Pontificate. May our next Jesuit Pope be elected on the Twelfth of Never.