St. Ignatius

A Jesuit to the Core: Pope Francis Manifests Sincere Practice of Exercises

By John B. Manos / March 14, 2015 /

Too traditional to be understood today in American Catholicism, and despite the constant grind against him by the news, and the ill feelings generated by those within the Church, Francis is teaching well, thank God — A Jubilee of Mercy and why his thoughts of death produced it.

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Pope Francis Through the Lens of St. Ignatius

By admin / March 29, 2014 /

A continuing theme of the Bellarmine Forum’s coverage of the Pope.

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Ignatius Speaks?

By Landon DePasquale / October 15, 2013 /

Ignatius of Loyola Speaks Karl Rahner, S.J. St. Augustine’s Press Paperback, $13.00 Simply looking at the cover of Ignatius of Loyola Speaks instantly sets the stage for the work. It gives the context of the work, quotes from Karl Rahner late in life saying it is “a sort of last will and testament” and “a…

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Why People Don’t Get Pope Francis: He’s Too Traditional

By John M. DeJak / August 13, 2013 /

I will admit to an immediate apprehension when the media takes an especial liking to a particular Catholic bishop or even the pope.  I am even more apprehensive when I see a prelate “ham it up” for the cameras, never miss an opportunity to speak to some media outlet, or look like he is taking…

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Bomb-Throwing Jesuits

By John M. DeJak / July 31, 2013 /

The tomb of St. Ignatius Loyola is situated at a brilliant side altar in the Society of Jesus’s Mother church in Rome, the Church of the Gesu. One of the most striking features of the tomb of St. Ignatius is the sculpture to the right of the altar entitled “Religion Overthrowing Heresy and Hatred” by…

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Francis, Ignatius, and Reform

By wffguest / April 22, 2013 /

The first indication that the Church had a new Successor of St. Peter came to the Jesuit community at the Gregorian University during its weekly community Mass. As the main celebrant Fr. Javier López was preparing the gifts, a cell phone rang among the concelebrants and within a few seconds the bells of Rome could…

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The Plan of this Pontificate: The Standard of Christ

By John M. DeJak / March 18, 2013 /

It is fitting that the Holy Father’s Mass of Inauguration will be offered on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, as the Holy Father has indicated his great devotion to St. Joseph. Indeed, the first days of his Pontificate have also shown his tender and devoted love for Our Blessed Lady,…

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