Post Tagged with: "Church Governance"

The Nature and Role of the Catholic Church and the Holy See in the International Order

The Nature and Role of the Catholic Church and the Holy See in the International Order

The Catholic Church has a unique status in international law and relations. Through the international person of the Holy See, the Church exercises sovereignty in international relations.

Papal Politics, Paul VI, and Vatican II: The Reassertion of Papal Absolutism

Papal Politics, Paul VI, and Vatican II: The Reassertion of Papal Absolutism

After Pope John XXIII died, Paul VI used three encyclical letters to defeat the conciliarism of Vatican II, and advance papal absolutism in areas like indulgences, celibacy, and birth control.

Pope Francis: Radical and Conservative

Pope Francis: Radical and Conservative

In his actions on the world stage the conservatism of Pope Francis will overshadow his radicalism, but he has shown a radical side by taking the name of St. Francis of Assisi.

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