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Should The Catholic Church Publicly Elect Its 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The values of the Church are outdated.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.
A lot of modern people feel less in touch with the Church and its practices. Allowing public elections would give them a voice and a greater ability to modernize the Church.
doctrine has changed over time to respond to evolving social attitudes.
Interpretations of primary theological beliefs have always been subject to change and development over time. Not adapting to meet the demands of a forever evolving world undermines the relevance of the Catholic Church and its teachings in the lives of people.
Until the Middle Ages Church leaders were
elected by popular vote
. Sociocultural reasons, not religious reasons, are why public elections are not used to determine the leaders of the Church today.
The Church would lose a lot of members if they feel like the Church is changing too much and too fast.
The huge following of the Church even today indicates that most followers are happy with its value system.
The purpose of the church is not to be popular or representative, but to follow what their religion teaches is correct.