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A Global Papacy

From the April 18, 2005 issue: . . . And its foes.

Apr 18, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 29 • By JEFFREY BELL
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The worldwide battle between the increasingly dominant contraceptive culture and the morality of John Paul (and the millions from other faiths increasingly likely to agree with him) is barely beginning, the ultimate outcome anything but clear. But back in the formerly Christian portion of Europe, it may begin to seem odd to dwell on the disappearance of priestly vocations in the coming generation, in the face of the disappearance of the coming generation itself.

Jeffrey Bell, a Washington consultant, is the author of Populism and Elitism: Politics in the Age of Equality.