A journal of academic theology

Luca Badini Confalonieri

The Election of Bishops by Clergy and People: Antonio Rosmini’s Neglected Solution

Nineteenth-century priest, philosopher, and theologian Antonio Rosmini argued that the ordinary way of appointing bishops must be through elections by the local clergy and people. All other procedures, including papal nominations, are extraordinary measures that must be resorted to only as a “lesser evil” when exceptional circumstances prevent carrying out elections. This article recovers and

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