Papal messianism, bolstered by lack of competence in economics, is the road to a familiar hell, however finely paved with lovely intention.

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Maureen Mullarkey has a wonderful piece in this week’s First Things.

Entitled “Tammany on the Tiber” it is an exceptional piece.

She  wonders rightly, I think, about the trend now developing of popes canonizing their predecessors. She asks,

Is election a promissory note drafted in white smoke, and redeemable at death for public elevation to the rank of saint?

She has a fascinating take on recent popes and I highly recommend this article to your consideration.

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