...continued from Men in Black
We have followed the fortunes of Jesuit Father Pietro Tacchi-Venturi and his collaboration with Italian Fascism as far as the publicly-available records allow.
I don't propose to rehash the documented history of the Society of Jesus, founded by the Spaniard Ignatius Loyola in 1534, which is readily available to all who seek to know. The private story is another matter - allegations well-founded or otherwise pepper the pages of history and ever since the Society's foundation have been the subject of numerous books, pamphlets, rumours, scandals, conspiracy theories and now internet sites.
There is no denying Jesuit impact on ecclesiastical and civil history, even to the extent that the name has become synonymous with their perceived methods:
- Of or pertaining to the Jesuits, or to their principles and methods. [1913 Webster]
- Designing; cunning; deceitful; crafty; -- an opprobrious use of the word. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
Unlike other internet sites, however, I don't intend to provide fodder for the rumour mill. Here on The Race is Run, we will confine ourselves to the activities of individual Jesuits as and when the occasion demands, and then only if there is documentary evidence available.
My practice has always been to provide solid academic scholarship in support my arguments. To do otherwise even once would compromise my credibility.