As in, the New York Times thinks that there are only six Jesuits spying internally for their Jesuit pope.
How utterly droll.
— The Jesuit Post (@TheJesuitPost) January 14, 2014
Not to mention provincial, but then the NYT has always been less sophisticated than it thinks that it is.
PS: Mind you, the suggestion that there are only three more is disinformation, too.
PPS: Q: How many Jesuits are spies for Pope Francis I? A: Yes.
PPPS: I’m Catholic; I’m allowed to jape about the Jesuits. Besides, I don’t mind that they’re an open secret conspiracy of Machiavellian monks; I’m just upset that they don’t have a sweet martial art. Tell me you wouldn’t watch a movie about a squad of kick-ass Jesuit ninja* fighting demons. Tell me. Burton could direct.
*Jesuits have lay brothers, note. Most Catholic orders do (the female orders have lay sisters, of course).