The Pope I Want

Buckley Jr., William F.
August 1978
New Republic;8/26/78-9/2/78, Vol. 179 Issue 9/10, p15
Provides insights on the events precipitated by the death of Pope Paul VI, as a consumer of Catholicism or as a shareholder in the enterprise with the understanding that the Pope has all the voting stock. Contents of ancticipatory journalism about who will be the next Pope such as the good guy/bad guy polarization based on standards, as stated in the book "The Inner Elite: Dossiers of Papal Candidates," by Gary MacEoin and the Committee for the Responsible Election of the Pope; Qualities of an ideal Pope; Challenges for the new Pope such as a shortage of clergy caused by the dilution of spiritual vitality and the question of whether a noncelibate order should be permitted; Need for the new Pope to be cautious to avoid the lure of ideological identification


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