New Article at Crisis: the Managerial Revolution in the Church

Hey everyone! I have another article up at Crisis Magazine, this time on the bureaucratization of the modern Church. (Exciting stuff, right?) Here’s a taste:

In the 1970s, during the heyday of the chaos that followed Vatican II, a French bishop, when asked why he did not more firmly address the crisis, replied, “What can I say? I wasn’t chosen because they thought they might find a prophet in me, but just an administrator.” The Church has always struggled to find good leaders (especially bishops). However, as recently as a hundred years ago, bureaucratic structures did not dominate its life as they do today. What happened? 

As they say, read the rest here.

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