The Washington Post takes note of declining Jesuit numbers in the US, with a focus on Washington DC, but the article has an upbeat tone. Jesuits may be down, but Ignatian spirituality is up.
“Some people outside will see this as a crisis, but we inside don’t see it that way. We see it as an invitation to share our tradition with lay men and women,” said the Rev. Kevin O’Brien, executive director of campus ministry at Georgetown University. “It’s no better, no worse; it’s just different.”