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Ignatius on Confession (1555)

The local inquisition in Venice forbade any priests under the age of thirty-six from hearing women’s confessions. The Society of Jesus, however, enjoyed the right, by papal authority, to hear anyone’s confession. Ignatius did not want to press the dispute publicly. So he arranged that for the only Jesuit in Venice above the minimum age

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October 2015: Published Collection on Jesuit Suppression

Oxford University Press has published The Jesuit Suppression in Global Context: Causes, Events, and Consequences, edited by Jeffrey Burson (Georgia Southern University) and Jonathan Wright (University of Oxford). Contents of this volume include: Plots and rumors of plots: the role of conspiracy in the international campaign against the Society of Jesus, 1758–68, by Dale K. Van

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