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Francis' "Reform" Means Radical Centralization

The draft of “Praedicate Evangelium,” Francis' document about a reform of the Roman Curia envisages the total centralization of power in the Secretary of State.

This means that, in future, the Church will be run by diplomats, politicians and canon lawyers, not by people who care about the Faith.

The draft says that no curial department can issue decrees anymore without being “approved specifically" by the Pope.

Canon Lawyer Ed Condon calls this on CatholicNewsAgency.com (July 2) an "historic re-centralization of Roman power into the person of the pope.”

Another proposal in the draft is that lay people can serve as heads of any of the [then powerless] dicasteries of the Roman Curia.

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Interesting because the fear was that Francis would implement a weakening of the papacy by turning authority over to national episcopal conferences. On the contrary, like any autocrat he is unwilling to give up his own power.

Instead, he's merely undermining doctrine.

I am, however, grateful for Francis providing evidence to confirm a opinion I have had for some time: The neo-con Church of …More
Interesting because the fear was that Francis would implement a weakening of the papacy by turning authority over to national episcopal conferences. On the contrary, like any autocrat he is unwilling to give up his own power.

Instead, he's merely undermining doctrine.

I am, however, grateful for Francis providing evidence to confirm a opinion I have had for some time: The neo-con Church of JPII could not last. The Church is more than just sexual morals and canon law