Skip to comments.Is Nepotism Still an Issue in the Church?
Posted on 05/30/2013 10:56:08 AM PDT by Weiss White
Q: In the medieval and renaissance periods, the Church had many problems with nepotism. We hear nothing about this issue any more, but Im wondering whether this is still a potential problem, at least in theory. Are there canons which prevent ecclesiastical officials from legally giving powerful church positions to their relatives? Or do bishops and cardinals avoid this unilaterally, without the need for actual laws? Thierry
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God made his own son the Savior, so it seems nepotism is a feature, not a bug. :)
Well, for one thing there aren’t all that many “powerful church positions” to be had any more.
As contrasted with medieval and renaissance times when the Church controlled upwards of 25% of the land and therefore the economy in most nations.
Where church membership is voluntary, and its budget is voluntarily given by the membership, its not a big issue.
Where the church is an organ of the state, nepotism is only one of several problems.
“Where the church is an organ of the state, nepotism is only one of several problems.”
Ah, if only the Obamadork and our press could spell “Islam”.