Author Msgr. Ronald Knox

Recent scandals have led many to claim that the Catholic Church is inherently flawed and that to save it , the Pope and bishops must yield decision-making to the laity.

With clarity and verve, Ronald Knox here shows that the very terms of its commission from Christ, the Catholic Church cannot become a democracy.  unlike Protestant congregations, the Church on earth is not just an assembly of Christians, pledged to keep intact a set of dogmatic truths and moral principles.  It is directly God’s handiwork, deliberately designed by Him as a hierarchal institution headed by the Pope.