On the feast of St. Mary Magdalene homosexualist Jesuit James Martin said that he is “stupefied” that the Church doesn’t let women preach.
Right away I posted HERE that all major orders have female components except the Jesuits. Martin would do well to tend to his own house.
Others on Twitter picked this up. Jesuits are doing some gymnastics.
As for why the SJ has never had a female branch, you should research that! I note that popes have been loath to alter our Institute in any way, at least in recent history. And we have never been reformed. So there’s a lot going on there!
— Bill McCormick, SJ (@BMcCSJ) July 25, 2019
Which, in effect, says: “It’s not our fault! Blame it on the Popes!” Well, there’s a Jesuit Pope now. What better time to seek a redress of this injustice? After all, “there’s a lot going on there!”
Then someone found a stupefyingly rare example of a “female Jesuit”!
— Adrian V. Kerrigan (@AdrianKerrigan) July 25, 2019
In effect, this says, “See! See! There was a woman!”
Ironically, the isolated example only serves to make the point: there are no female Jesuits.
There are female Augustinians, Basilians, Dominicans, Franciscans… etc.
Juana, by the way, had to pretend to be a man to make her secret vows. Hence, she is the only female Jesuit and…
Martin should be inspired!
Awwwwww…. now he’s not only stupefied… he’s sad. Awwwwww.
This was (and is) a source of sadness for not a few Jesuits, who wanted a “women’s branch” (as with the Dominicans and Franciscans). On the other hand, many women’s religious congregations take inspiration from Ignatian spirituality the Jesuit Constitutions. (The RCSJs, eg.)
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) July 25, 2019