A papal letter I wish would be written …

Eclectic Orthodoxy

Dear Brothers in the Episcopate,

As you will have read by now, I have asked for a consistory of the College of Cardinals to be held in February 2014. Already several of you, clearly ignoring my homilies against careerism and clericalism, have let it be known sotto voce how utterly fabulous you would look in a scarlet silk soutane. I have other plans for you divas. …

I will also announce that the current “synod,” which is just an impotent talking shop, will in fact be re-created (a possibility envisaged by Pope Paul VI in the inaugural legislation in 1965 [cf. § II]) to have real legislative and electoral power. The synod will be charged with new tasks in the governance of the universal Church, taking over most of the responsibilities currently in the hands of the Curia. (Members of the Curia will be given the chance to return to…

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About Joel

Joel is a 32 year old currently residing in the southeastern United States. His interests lay in philosophy and theology. He is a writer for The Christian Watershed.

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