- Colin Burke
- October 16, 2013 - 09:12
Actually, the Pope has less "power" concentrated "at the top" than most employers have over their employees; the impression that he does is the reason so many resent him, even as they resent their employer's arbitrary power over them; what the Pope has is teaching authority exercised for those who accept his Church's credentials. He does not decide what is true for the universal Church as employers decide what is true for the employees; he has to discover what is objectively true in the realm of faith and morals. Or so a convinced Catholic must believe.