What contribution have the Jesuits made to the American Church?
Jesuit Paul Fitzgerald discusses what he believes is the greatest gift of Jesuits to America, which is the ability to see God in every moment and every aspect of life in the light of Ignatius. He refers to this view of life as "hopeful realism" and Catholics ability to see the world as it is, but also in union with the divine. Fitzgerald also discusses the contribution that Jesuit Education has given to American Catholics, and how this has created an educated Church unlike ever before.
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