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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Jesuits provide an all-encompassing personal and professional framework that the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio brought with him from Buenos Aires, and one that continues to shape almost everything he does as Pope Francis.

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  1. Cecelia J Cavanaugh SSJ

    Chris Lowney, author of Heroic Leadership, has written a great book (Loyola Press) entitled Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads. I highly recommend it.

  2. Ignatius of Loyola was accused by the Spanish Inquisition as a heretic because he claimed a personal relationship with God. The Dominicans who ran that Inquisition had applied Aristotelian philosophical categories (which they claimed were scientific) to prayer and decided that only objective prayer, whatever they meant by that, was valid. Subjective prayer was not. Sounds like nothing much has changed in the contradictory thinking of Catholics.

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