Analysis: New Vatican constitution to centralize power in state secretariat

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Vatican City, Jul 2, 2019 / 03:15 pm (CNA).- Last week, Bishop Marcello Semeraro, secretary of the pope’s C6 Council of Cardinal Advisors announced that the group hoped to present Francis with a final draft of a new Vatican constitution in September.


Praedicate Evangelium, as the new governing document for the Roman curia is to be called, completes the reforming work already begun of combining various smaller Vatican departments into a more streamlined structure.


Focus on the forthcoming changes has largely fixed on the perception that a reformed and enlarged Dicastery for Evangelization will be “ranked above” the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the change said to imply a shift in priorities for the universal Church.


In fact, a recent draft of Praedicate Evangelium obtained by CNA proposes a far more significant change in the governing structure of the Church, one which represents a consolidation of power in Rome unprecedented in the modern era.


With a single exception, all of the Vatican departments – currently styled as Secretariats, Congregations, or Pontifical Councils, depending on their size and scope – are renamed “dicasteries.” While the reformed Dicastery for the Evangelization is listed first, there is no legal order of precedence or priority attached to it or its work, and all dicasteries are, in the words of the draft text, “juridically equal among themselves.”


The single exception to this new uniform designation is the Secretariat of State, which retains its traditional name and is unquestionably the “first” Vatican department under the new constitution.


The most dramatic reform proposed in the current draft of Praedicate Evangelium is the effective ending of any curial department’s ability to exercise papal governing authority on a stably delegated basis.


The draft text lays down that a curial department “cannot issue laws or general decrees having the force of law, nor can it deviate from the prescriptions of the universal law” except on a case-by-case basis “approved specifically by the Supreme Pontiff.” It further provides that any “important, rare, and extraordinary affairs” cannot be treated by the prefect of the dicastery unless and until he has cleared the matter with the pope and received his approval.......


Well, there really wasn't much of a doctrine of faith with this entity other than the: Christ + Mary+ 'church' (and let those who believe in grace by faith in Christ alone be anathema--detested, shunned, cursed,....even though faith in Christ and faith alone for salvation is what the bible teaches) = 'salvation'.

But....it's interesting to see the streamlining happening here. This sure looks like another prep for a Revelation mother of harlots and false prophet type of deal
happening.


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crossnote

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The most dramatic reform proposed in the current draft of Praedicate Evangelium is the effective ending of any curial department’s ability to exercise papal governing authority on a stably delegated basis.


The draft text lays down that a curial department “cannot issue laws or general decrees having the force of law, nor can it deviate from the prescriptions of the universal law” except on a case-by-case basis “approved specifically by the Supreme Pontiff.” It further provides that any “important, rare, and extraordinary affairs” cannot be treated by the prefect of the dicastery unless and until he has cleared the matter with the pope and received his approval.......
If I am reading this right it sounds like a power grab in favor of the Pope of Rome.

So much for...

Matthew 20:25-26 NASBS
[25] But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. [26] It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,
 

athenasius

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The most dramatic reform proposed in the current draft of Praedicate Evangelium is the effective ending of any curial department’s ability to exercise papal governing authority on a stably delegated basis.

The draft text lays down that a curial department “cannot issue laws or general decrees having the force of law, nor can it deviate from the prescriptions of the universal law” except on a case-by-case basis “approved specifically by the Supreme Pontiff.” It further provides that any “important, rare, and extraordinary affairs” cannot be treated by the prefect of the dicastery unless and until he has cleared the matter with the pope and received his approval.......
Pope Franny just pulled off the BIGGEST Vatican power grab in all of recent history. He has taken all the power away from the delegated groups that represent various factions and concerns within Roman Catholicism and took ALL THAT POWER TO HIMSELF.

You'd have to dig back to the Borgias era and the most corrupt popes of all history to find a power grab similar. All recent popes have come to power thru coalitions and votes within the Cardinals. It's not a democracy, far from it, but the office of pope wasn't quite so centralized in power as this for CENTURIES! There really were some checks and balances within the structure that made it difficult for any reform minded pope to get anything done, but this is unprecedented.

Well how very False Prophet like of him!

WOW :waaa

Mind you we are talking about someone who managed to get the last Pope to step down while still living. The last pope is someone who was trying to clean up the Vatican.

Guess we know who won that power struggle don't we?

And Franny and his backers who got him in while a current pope was still living have now consolidated the power grab.

HMMMMMMM

Are we sure this one doesn't have just a little Borgia in his ancestry? Or Machiavelli?
 
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