Silk on Neo-Jansenists

Over at RNS, Mark Silk draws a comparison between the resistance to Pope Francis today and the stance of Jansenists in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries against the Jesuits of their day. Make sure you read it to the end - the last graph is devastatingly accurate.

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