As many of you know, I am a fan of Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit. It is an informative blog that features stories that are of interest to many people from all walks of life. In many ways, I feel that this is one of the most comprehensive blogs out there concerning the Jesuits and Ignatian spirituality.
It is unfortunate, therefore, that some Jesuits have taken issue with the moderator and his orthodox stance against various things that have been going on in their order for the last thirty years. Instead of thankfulness that the author of this blog is trying to present them in a good light, all he gets is vitriol.
In my humble opinion, Mr. Fromm’s work on that blog is very good because it has helped the Jesuit community. I know from experience that Jesuits routinely get bashed in the blogosphere. Mr. Fromm’s site is nothing of that sort. Rather, it helps to promote them and their spirituality. If you don’t believe me, look at the site for your yourselves and then tell me if the dissenters are right.
I know, too, that Mr. Fromm is not afraid to take on certain topics that are controversial and that may not sit well with certain people. In this age of revival in the Church, it is important for us to point out the errors and problems that are inherent in Her. It is not our place to judge Her or Her members for doing certain things that we may not approve of. However, we must continue to pray for those that do and for their conversion.
To paraphrase an old saying, Mr. Fromm is writing with large letters for those who can’t see well and shouting for those who can’t hear. Must we fault a man for doing what is right? Must we protest against him for doing good and for helping people to realize their true vocations?
Let us think about this.
Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us!
St. Joseph, pray for us!