Pope Francis is promoting a more centralized church. In my latest PM article, I ponder the good and the bad of giving bishops more power.
A decentralized church is not always a good thing. What if your local church is ruled by iron-handed episcopal edicts, focused on creating a purer church? What if your bishop spends more time delivering judgmental diatribes than compassionate messages of gospel love and hope? Would you want your bishop to have even more decision-making power in your diocese?
Read more here, at the Prairie Messenger.