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Saturday, January 19, 2008
It ain't Baroque, and it still needs fixin': The votes are in, and the winner -- that is, the new Superior General of the Jesuits -- is Fr. Adolfo Nicolás. The American Papist aggregates early commentary here. If you were expecting the Jesuits to start setting the world on fire again the way they did in 16th and 17th centuries, looks like, um, probably not. But then, I wasn't.