Towards A Federalist Church
E.D. Kain wishes the Catholic church would stop interfering with civil marriage law:
I am a decentralist at heart. I believe in the decentralization of power, no matter what the organization. If there is to be a hierarchy, I want it to be a hierarchy that is still very flat, with power spread as far and wide as possible. The very Catholic notion of subsidiarity plays a very strong role in my thinking on this and, paradoxically perhaps, a very weak role in the Church itself. I’m not against the papacy. I’m just against the level of power the Pope seems to wield.