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Document Details :
Title: Episcopal Leadership in a Time of Crisis
Subtitle: The Elusive Attempt to Incardinate George Tyrrell
Author(s): BOGNAR, Jonas
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 41 Issue: 1 Date: 2018
This article hones in on a particularly difficult and trying period in the Roman Catholic Church, namely that of episcopal leadership during the Modernist Crisis. It explores not only the specific situation of the attempted incardinations of the expelled English Jesuit, George Tyrrell, into the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels, but more importantly, it leads one to question just how this situation came to be and how it failed to be resolved in an institution where no priest is to be left without a home. Finally, this article articulates the pressure that members of the episcopacy faced, forcing them to walk the tightrope between the pastorally practical solution to these challenges, and the ongoing rigid and reactionary attitudes espoused by the Holy See.