Trial balloon

Trial balloon

  • I say we all visit the link and make our dissatisfaction know in the comments section!

  • 78% of the respondants say “we trust the Holy Father” more than we trust our priests and bishops.

  • The votes seem to be running about 3-to-1 in favor of the status quo. Setting aside that the poll is meaningless, I find the choices unsastifactory. Until about one hundred years ago, bishops were elected in a great variety of ways that had arisen locally and organically, or had (by necessity at some point) been imposed from far away. There was quite a mixture of election styles. I’d just as soon see more local voice in elections—until that moment when the local voice needs to quiet down and listen, for some reason or other. But Roman appointments shouldn’t be the general rule.