Higher Authorities

The New Yorker’s Margaret Talbot examines the controversy surrounding the reputation of the Roman Catholic Church amid the selection of the next Pope. “Nobody really seems to believe that this conclave will pick a Pope who would consider removing leaders like Mahony or ordaining women or allowing priests to marry,” Talbot writes. “But so many people worldwide—especially those who have been ignored, mistreated, or excluded by a Church they love—would rejoice if it did.”

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