Is the Catholic Church no longer governable?

There's an interesting, and possibly earth-shattering, question posted over at the U.S. Catholic blog 'The Examined Life' this afternoon: In today's world, is it even possible to 'govern' the Roman Catholic Church?

Here's the money quote:

The real problem is that the Roman Catholic Church has grown so large (1.2 billion and counting) and geographically and culturally diverse that it is virtually impossible to govern from Rome, much less through a creaky medieval bureaucracy that lacks both the staff and the budget to fulfill the tasks assigned to it.

The blog comes in response to a Christian Science Monitor article that claims Pope Benedict has, for the past thirty years, been on a crusade to remake conservative Catholicism.

What do you think? Is the Catholic Church no longer governable?

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