According to “The American Spectator,” the Society of Jesus is experiencing a demographic free fall with declining ordinations.
George Neumayr, who co-authored with Phyllis Schlafly the new book, “No Higher Power: Obama's War on Religious Freedom,” wrote that he believes that many of the Jesuits, especially in the United States, have veered so far from their original mission, that if St. Ignatius of Loyola were alive today, the Jesuit order wouldn't ordain him.
Other studies support the premise that the Jesuits in the U.S. are disappearing. According to The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, while the number of Jesuits worldwide remains fairly consistent, since 1965 there has been a rapid decline each year resulting in about half the number of Jesuits as there was 45 years ago.
A graduate of Jesuit-run Fordham University, Cardinal Newman Society president Patrick J. Reilly stated:
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