The Reform of the Papacy

The Reform of the Papacy
The Costly Call to Christian Unity
John R. Quinn
Crossroad, $19.95, 189 pp.

The reform of the papacy, here advocated by Archbishop John R. Quinn, is a good idea for several reasons. Aware of the "if it ain’t broke don’t fix it" principle, Quinn finds enough broken to merit a call for fixing. Such reform is of intrinsic value in respect to an institution integral to the life of the world’s largest religious communion. Reform is of evangelical and strategic importance, because it can further the positive work of...

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Martin E. Marty is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor emeritus at the University of Chicago.