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Administrative Progress in the Church

First appeared on 07/24/2012. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

Better late than never, on all counts. First, because this message is very late, since I was on the road all day.

Second, because a once Catholic university has finally been stripped of the right to describe itself as "Pontifical" and "Catholic". See my commentary: All the Difference: The Pontifical University of Peru.

That's a victory for proper administration of the Church. But Phil Lawler raises a good general question about leadership which, in many places, still needs to be resolved: From bureaucratic leadership, spare us, Lord.

Speaking of leadership, the SSPX wants the right to correct Modernism in the Church, including the "errors" of the Second Vatican Council. But to correct error, it is first necessary to be able to reliably identify it, which means accepting the Magisterium. The latest news highlights the problem: SSPX-Vatican problems hinge on authority of Vatican II.... [more content for subscribers]

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