The papal interregnum, even by popular media accounts, is something serious. This suggests plainly that the selection of a new pope, a new monarch, is something worth understanding. Moreover, the almost total absence of serious criticism regarding the Church’s style of governance (i.e., “a bunch of old men living in the Vatican” rants, aside)—as opposed to the content of its doctrines—should remind us that monarchial rule isn’t nearly as passé as many would think in our culture of solipsism and self-indulgence. Read More at Our Partner.


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