What are the relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus?
- 4 years agoFavorite Answer
When someone becomes a Catholic priest they join an order. There are for example, the Benedictines, the Domnicans. the Franciscans, the Carmelites, the Jesuits, etc, and several more. All of them are priests but their order has a special mission within the church. Below is a brief description of the Dominicans:
"Named after Saint Dominic. Founded to preach the Gospel and to oppose heresy, the teaching activity of the order and its scholastic organisation placed the Preachers in the forefront of the intellectual life of the Middle Ages. The order is famed for its intellectual tradition, having produced many leading theologians and philosophers. The Dominican Order is headed by the Master of the Order, currently Bruno Cadoré.
In the year 2000, there were 5,171 Dominican friars in solemn vows"
- Anonymous4 years ago
For a long time the Jesuits (aka society of Jesus) were the political arm of the RCC
Now they are more into universities...still in their way trying to mold and shape society
- marsel_duchampLv 74 years ago
The Society of Jesus are the Jesuits. They are an order of clergy within the RCC.
- 4 years ago