Cardinal Calls for Ruling Council

Seems as though a Cardinal in the Church would like to have a ruling council… Supposedly this council would be to help run the Church. He comes off as though this was something that was stipulated by Vatican II. This supposedly would be made up of Cardinals and possibly the presidents of the national bishops conferences.

Don’t know about you, but the last thing I think I want is the watering down of the Pope’s authority over the Church. This is not a democracy in form or function. The keys to the Kingdom were given directly to Peter, not all 12 apostles. I believe that one of the reasons for this is because you need one visible head to the Church. Another is that the 12 apostles also included the betrayer, Judas. Do you give authority over the Church to a Judas?

I don’t know much about the Cardinal in question, but this sure sounds like the ploy of theological liberals in the Church to wrest control away from the theologically conservative to me.

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