Communal bishops and the future of Catholicism.

The problematic aspects of bishops in contemporary Catholicism are addressed sympathetically but critically under four themes: (1) reassessing the lay trustee system, (2) renewing the process for selecting bishops, (3) financial disclosure, and (4) aspects of protocol and lifestyle. The scholarship supporting such initiatives is shared, and the case is made for more communal bishops as a need for the future of Catholicism. The article aims to inform an ecumenical readership.

Main Author: Van Allen, Rodger.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2009
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