FEAST DAY! 21 July 1773 – Clement XIV suppressed the Jesuits!

It is a great FEAST today.

Today, 21 July, in the year of grace 1773, Pope Clement XIV of happy memory, issued his Bull by which he suppressed the Jesuits.

I have all sorts of Papa Ganganelli gear which you can order and proudly display.


There are mugs and shirts.


Clement_XVI_Mug_01 Clement_XVI_Mug_02

Note the cute little beard and hair.  He could almost be a Jesuit.

I put the salient text from the Bull, Dominus ac Redemptor, on the back

Oh yes… and then there’s this…

Gloria.TV posted a photo of the Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, SJ, venerating Buddha.  We’ve read about him before.  HERE


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  1. drregan1 says:


  2. TonyO says:

    When you read about the shenanigans of the Jesuits in the 1960s and 70s, you realized Paul VI missed a great opportunity to do the same thing as Clement. And if he had…

  3. Clinton R. says:

    If there were not already a plethora of reasons for the supression
    of the Jesuits; comes an article from One Peter Five,
    showing Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Jesuits,
    praying alongside Buddhists. In laymen’s clothes, no less.


  4. youngcatholicgirl says:

    I had my morning coffee in a Ganganelli mug, oblivious to the feast. I guess my guardian angel must have prompted me to use it.

  5. Joseph-Mary says:

    May it happen again as soon as possible but I doubt that the present Jesuit pope will do it. I read earlier today a testimony from a young man who tried to join the Jesuits but found the homosexual infiltration so great that many difficulties arose and he was finally asked to leave because he was ‘not intimate’ with them. Well, who in their right mind and morals would want to be? That man went to a diocese. Far too many of the present Jesuits (and their academic facilities) are a scandal to the faith.

  6. Hoisting a couple fingers of Balvenie 18 year in +Clement’s memory.

    Joseph-Mary: same thing happened to me at the Fordham ‘house’ of formation in the 70s, except I ended up as a lay person my whole adult life…

    [Good choice.]

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  7. It’s a reform the Jesuits need, not suppression. There are good Jesuits, just look over in Canada’s capital, Archbishop Terrece Prendergast is a Jesuit, and here’s one of Canada’s best Archbishops!


  8. excalibur says:

    Fool! And see at him looking at the camera. With a ‘how am I doing, Satan’, look on his face.

    No need to save the Jesuits. They are unsalvageable. Time to move on.

    Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.


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