Tuesday, July 3, 2012

What happens when a Jesuit teaches the Faith clearly and boldly?

 Fr. O'Malley

His Jesuit superiors fire him, of course.   Fr. William O'Malley, SJ, 80, is the author of 37 books, including Choosing to Be Catholic, Why Be Catholic? and Help My Unbelief.   According to Book List, Fr. O'Malley's books contain not just "straight answers," but "persuasive answers to questions raised by the new atheists," as well as "commentary on basic dogma."  Fr. O'Malley has also served as a theology teacher at Fordham Prep in the Bronx for 20 years.  Alas, administrators found Fr. O'Malley "abrasive" and "confrontational," so they canned him.  I expect Fordham Prep's administrators will face an impossible task in finding another Jesuit who can provide students with straight theological answers, persuasive theological answers, or indeed, commentary on basic dogma.  Something tells me they won't even attempt it.   h/t Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit

St. Ignatius Loyola, pray for us.

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