"The writing is small, in a cursive hand, made by a blue ball-point pen, fine-tipped. The words are of varying length, but they spell nothing"
“Absolute obedience” was the command on which Ignatius Loyola founded the Society of Jesus more than four centuries ago. 1 oday the word “obedience” is rarely uttered when young Jesuits get together. Their ranks include protest marchers, draft-card burners, bishop-baiters, and jailbirds. The community of 8000 American Jesuits is caught in profound internal ferment, as one of them here explains.