Posts Tagged ‘Vatican politics’

Four suggestions for the pope’s ‘to-do’ list Comments 0

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

When addressing the cardinal conclave, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires warned of “self-preferentiality” and “theological narcissism,” which he said would lead to a “sick” Church. He particularly criticized the “mundane Church that lives within itself, of itself and for itself.” Six months into his papacy, it is crystal clear that this Argentine cardinal, Read more

Gomez, Mahony and the ‘Sodano Rule’ – Vatican politics Comments 0

Friday, February 15th, 2013

This column probably ought to carry a warning label: “The following piece of writing contains an apples-and-oranges comparison that may be hazardous to your intellectual health.” I’m going to compare two fights among senior churchmen, but the purpose is not to suggest they’re identical. Rather, it’s to understand what makes them different. The first term Read more