Skip to comments.New Pope One of 'God's Marines'
Posted on 03/13/2013 2:20:35 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
One of "God's Marines" is now Pope, with Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio today becoming the first Jesuit elected to lead the world's Catholics.
Jesuits are labelled "God's Marines" or Catholic ''storm troopers'', in recognition of their 16th-century founder Ignatius of Loyola, who had a military background.
The Society of Jesus (more commonly known as Jesuits) demands four vows: poverty, chastity, obedience to Christ, and obedience to the Pope.
Its purpose is the propagation of the Catholic faith by any means possible.
A Spanish nobleman, Ignatius of Loyola was set on a career as a professional soldier, until a cannonball shattered one of his legs in 1521.
During his recovery he read religious books, fasted and prayed, then decided to become a soldier of Christ.
The Jesuits' first focus was the conversion of Muslims, then halting the spread of Protestantism.
With their military-style training, the Jesuits were feared as the "storm troopers" of the Roman Catholic Church, and led armies which recaptured large areas for it.
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Man I hate the media.
I have the Fondest hope that one of his first moves is to go to Georgetown University and straighten up that mess.
The original storm troopers had nothing to do with atrocities. They were the specially trained infantry that almost won the war for the Germans in the first half of 1918. They were the German secret weapon to break the stalemate of trench warfare, as tanks were for the Allies.
Too bad the term got spoiled by the Nazis.
So... the Crusades are going to make a comeback?
My wife, a Lutheran, was in tears when I got home. She had seen the uplifted faces of hope in the crowd and, as she put it, “He didn’t say ‘Death to the Infidels’, not once”
Certainly hope so.......
Does the Vatican have nuclear weapons?
The Jesuits' first focus was the conversion of Muslims,They shouldn't have quit until they were done.
then halting the spread of Protestantism.
Two men considering a religious vocation were having a conversation. “What is similar about the Jesuit and Dominican Orders? “ the one asked.
The second replied, “Well, they were both founded by Spaniards — St. Dominic for the Dominicans, and St. Ignatius of Loyola for the Jesuits. They were also both founded to combat heresy — the Dominicans to fight the Albigensians, and the Jesuits to fight the Protestants.”
“What is different about the Jesuit and Dominican Orders?”
“Met any Albigensians lately?”
LOL! I was thinking the same thing.
"Our three, no, four weapons are: Poverty, Chastity, Obedience to God, and Obedience to the Pope."
According to Business Insider:
“What His Election Would Mean: Social Justice moves to the front of the Church’s concerns. He’d also carry out a humble papacy. Say goodbye to Benedict’s ostentation in papal clothing.”
If true, just more socialism from the hallowed halls of the Vatican, we don’t need it. I hope BI is incorrect.
Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown is a Jesuit.
My wife (raised Baptist) asked me what the Jesuits were like. I gave her a sports analogy: The Jesuits are the Church’s Middle Linebackers.
In recent decades the Jesuits have generally been leftist in political orientation.
Don’t know about that other type of orientation that keeps coming up.
“Jerry Moonbeam Brown is a Jesuit.”
He was educated by Jesuits. It didn’t take.
He certainly is not a Jesuit.
He said that he rejected Liberation Theology back in the 70s, and has been critical of it.
Yes he is concerned about the poor and social justice, but he’s not the type that are closeted Marxists when they say the term.
Thanks for that. agreed.
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