Saturday, 27 October 2007

Dominicans Vs. Jesuits...

I read a scathing comment about feminists by a Dominican Cardinal over on Fr Z's blog. I liked it. It reminded me of an old joke about the relative success of the Dominican and Jesuit orders, especially as I seem to recall several references to Jesuits and their feminist leanings...

Anyway, the joke goes: which Order is most successful, the Jesuits or the Dominicans?
Answer: the Dominicans. The Dominican Order was started to combat the Albigensian (Cathar) heresy, the Jesuits to combat the Protestant heresy. When was the last time you met an Albigensian?

3 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Yup! i know a few Jesuits!

Andrew said...

When's the last time you've met a real Jesuit? =)

boeciana said...

But it's TRUE! Who wants to be an Albigensian?!

I told that joke at the end of a lecture (on our medieval history survey course) last year - it actually got a laugh, though I suspect this may have been a sympathy laugh for the out-of-her-depth junior academic...

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