Obedience in the Catholic Life
by William C. Michael
Obviously, St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, did not agree with some in modern Catholic circles. It’s important to see the difference between the aim of the lives of the saints (see the book in the image below) and that of men who speak against the hierarchy of the Church in our times and throughout history. The Latin phrase AD MAIOREM DEI GLORIAM means, “For the greater glory of God.” This was the principle of the life of St. Ignatius and allowed him to think rightly on controversial issues.
In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we will always trust and obey the hierarchy of the Catholic Church; never our own opinions or those of men whose ends we do not know. We never seek our own glory or the success of our own private works, but only what tends to the greater glory of God — and that is obedience and order in the Church.
May God bless Pope Francis and the bishops of the Catholic Church united with him.
William C. Michael, HeadmasterClassical Liberal Arts Academy