Religion: A Sign of Fear in Rome?

Should the Roman Catholic Church have a constitution? It has existed without one for more than 19 centuries—unless one considers the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the commission to teach that Gospel a constitution. Of course the church has had rules and laws aplenty, an accumulating and confusing morass of canons that were not even codified until 1918. That code is now undergoing a massive revision, and a bloc within the Vatican is asking for a kind of preamble to it that would become a new "fundamental law" for the church—one to which all...

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