Is Pope Francis Increasingly Centralizing Decisions? II – How he resembles FDR

He packs the courts.

Pope Francis, in the end, does not make frontal attacks. He generally enlarges the memberships of organizations, until the balance swings to his side. The same procedure is taking place with the renewal of the College of Cardinals, designed step by step according to the criterion of national representation, rather than for merit.

This is how Pope Francis makes his decisions about the future of the Church, trying to control the discussion from the top. [Italics, boldface added]

Like FDR and the Supreme Court, in which the president was the uber-progressive prepared to subvert the constitutional separation of powers.

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