Speaking of Irish Jesuits. Overheard in a conversation between an Irish Jesuit priest and a Church of Ireland woman minister, on the subject of the ordination of women:
Jesuit: "It's the future really and the Catholic Church is moving slowly towards it; we'll get there eventually. Pope Benedict supports it, he's way ahead of a lot of them. His visit to England was great, he confounded the critics."
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. It seems, according to this Irish Jesuit priest who was worshipping the Lady Vicar, Pope Benedict fully supports the ordination of women. The Jesuits are not what they used to be.