Jesuits and Eucharistic Concelebration

  • James J. Conn, SJ


Following Vatican II, the delegates of GC 31 encouraged concelebration in Jesuit houses. Since then, however, the practice has become controversial. The author points out that the current predominant custom of Jesuit priests attending Mass modo laico is contrary to the norms of the church and has various negative consequences. For example, Jesuits today who wish to concelebrate sometimes have to compromise their consciences lest their communities regard them as divisive.

Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits