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Should The Catholic Church Publicly Elect Its Leaders?
The Catholic Church should publicly elect its leaders.
Public elections could see the Church address a lot of its deep-rooted, structural issues.
This would make the members feel more engaged in the Church.
Having democratic elections is the most fair way of selecting leaders.
The values of the Church are outdated. Having public elections would likely make the Church become more progressive and catch up with contemporary societal values.
Organizing such elections would be a huge drain on the Church's resources.
If the Catholic Church abandons one of its primary theological beliefs, then it will no longer be taken seriously.
The Church is a divine institution and its leaders should therefore be selected by God and God's spokespersons.
Having public elections would make the Church become less about Christianity and more about politics.
Church officials owe obligations to their religion first, and not followers.
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