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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Mar 28, 2007

In the NCR (subscriber-only content), a Jesuit professor of humanities reviews the state of his religious order.

Since St. Ignatius Loyola and six fellow students declared themselves "friends in the Lord," and took vows in a Paris chapel in 1534, the Society of Jesus has faced two great crises in its lifetime. The first was its worldwide suppression, 1773-1814 ...

The second crisis was the cultural revolution of the 1960s in which the new freedoms offered by Vatican II and a radically changing secular society both decimated our ranks and allowed those who stayed -- thanks to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Karl Rahner and John Courtney Murray -- to embrace the modern world on a higher intellectual plain.

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