The Italian bishops and even the Vatican have been drawn into this imbroglio which seems to have resulted from an exercise of muscle-flexing on the part of the allegedly lotharian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.
John L. Allen, Jr., does his usual excellent job of clearing away the confusing fog surrounding the complexities at the heart of this event shaking the life of the Church in Italy. Pay particular attention to his application of the "power-distance" analysis to the Church.
Find his column here:
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