Rorate Caeli

May the Society of Jesus
"reaffirm...its own total adhesion to Catholic doctrine"

An English translation of the Letter of Pope Benedict XVI to the former Superior-General of the Society of Jesus and to all members of the 35th General Congregation is available at the website of Creighton University's ongoing coverage of the event. Its main point is the following:

...really so as to offer the entire Society of Jesus a clear orientation which might be a support for generous and faithful apostolic dedication, it could prove extremely useful that the General Congregation reaffirm, in the spirit of Saint Ignatius, its own total adhesion to Catholic doctrine, in particular on those neuralgic points which today are strongly attacked by secular culture, as for example the relationship between Christ and religions; some aspects of the theology of liberation; and various points of sexual morality, especially as regards the indissolubility of marriage and the pastoral care of homosexual persons.