Sunday, June 01, 2014

"Two Popes": Has the Papacy become a Diarchy? A new controversy


"Messori enters into the picture, Socci stands his ground and questions - Special double-article post" (Rorate Caeli, May 31, 2014).


7 comments:








Ralph Roister-Doister

said...

There is no doubt who rules in Rome these days: Francis & Kasper. That is the realpolitik diarchy. Benedict is a potemkin-emeritus at best.

Give it a couple of years, though, and the "diarchy" will have become a synodocracy: Francis, Kasper, and a cast of thousands, a kind of permanently intermittent council -- a concept somewhere between US congressional sessions and Grateful Dead tours. For Italian journalists the whole gloppy mess will be Rossinian grand opera, though the prominence of Kasper begs for Carl Orff.

O fortuna!





Codgitator (Cadgertator)

said...

More head-spinning spin. Here are some of my thoughts on the murky matter.





JM

said...

Well the postconciliar Church is good for ones vocabulary, at least... Evidential Beauty, Universal Salvific Will, Diarchy... The list just grows and grows. Really, it's like having to imbibe a whole new Neo-neoscholastic vocabulary!





Anonymous Bosch

said...

Ralph,

The following sentence you wrote smacked me in the face with the horror of its possible reality:

"Give it a couple of years, though, and the "diarchy" will have become a synodocracy: Francis, Kasper, and a cast of thousands, a kind of permanently intermittent council -- a concept somewhere between US congressional sessions and Grateful Dead tours."

The thing is, something like this actually appears to be happening, and you've just put it into words; and that's got me reeling on my heels.





Anonymous Bosch

said...

Ralph,

The following sentence you wrote smacked me in the face with the horror of its possible reality:

"Give it a couple of years, though, and the "diarchy" will have become a synodocracy: Francis, Kasper, and a cast of thousands, a kind of permanently intermittent council -- a concept somewhere between US congressional sessions and Grateful Dead tours."

The thing is, something like this actually appears to be happening, and you've just put it into words; and that's got me reeling on my heels.





Codgitator (Cadgertator)

said...

I glanced at your sidebar again, and got nostalgia for Philosophia Perennis.





Pertinacious Papist

said...

Heh, thanks Codgitator. My free time has been severely curtailed since 2008 and I've been unable to keep it up. Perhaps again someday. In the meantime, very intermittently.