sabato 8 luglio 2017

NCR Editorial Staff
Although no pope would say it openly, appointing cardinals is the most overtly political act of any papacy. It is the only time a pope makes a decision that is almost strictly electoral, namely: Who should vote for my successor when I’m done with the job? The process is, of course, entirely sexist and undemocratic. One man — and it is always a man — appoints the other men — and it is always only men — who will some day elect a leader responsible for ministering to one-seventh (...)