“THE CURIA IS THE POPE” is a new book that uncovers a little history, theology, and sociology, and justifies the impatience of the faithful with the self-serving bureaucracy that manages the pope and controls access to him. The curia outlasts him and rules the bishops, and is now the de facto, and inept, government of the church.
As an ungoverned bureaucracy, its preoccupation with its own power and control favours law over love, and enforcement of regulations in contrast with Christ who never imposes his way but leaves us free and thus able to choose to love.
The power of the curia is now the weakness of the church.
It should be dismantled and part reconstituted, subject to a Governing Body of Bishops including the Pope—as envisaged by Vatican II.
The book shows that, despite the dogmas of 1870, this can be done and, further, that demand for reform in the management is grounded in fidelity to Christ, to his gospel and his church. If you have any doubts as to where you should stand on issues of Church reform or Christian unity, read this book.
The Curia is the Pope” Paperback, 245 x 175 mm, 316 pp. €25, plus p&p. Published by Mount Salus Press, Delgany, A63TD74, Co Wicklow, Ireland.
For more information go to https://www.mountsaluspress.com/ where you can buy in paperback or download for screen reading. Also available from Amazon, in Paperback or in Kindle format.
By Micheal O’Siadhail
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