The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas
(02-12-2012, 09:06 PM)Silouan Wrote:
(02-12-2012, 08:22 AM)newyorkcatholic Wrote: Why should the Pope intervene in selection of bishops if there is no problem?

What can the Pope handle that a local synod could not?

Well, if the local synod were to choose an undesirable candidate, the pope has the right to intervene and replace him with another. Sounds fair.

In any case, I'm all for letting local synods and dioceses elect their bishops. Even the old royal privilege of appointing bishops is fine, as long as the pope confirms it in the end. It's a matter of praxis.
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Re: The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas - by Vetus Ordo - 02-13-2012, 04:14 AM



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