theories

Why have the Jesuits been associated with conspiracies over the years?  Back in 1540 they were an innovative order, distinctly different from the familiar Benedictines, Franciscans and Dominicans.  Like many new and different initiatives they attracted suspicion from the establishment.Unlike all previous orders in the Catholic Church they had no regular habit or uniform.  As contemplatives in action they roamed the world, the intersections, going where the need was greatest....