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Second Vatican Council
June 10, 2021
A lament from 1967 of all the laity lost in the changes of the mid-sixties, which provides a worrying precedent for the state of the Church today.
April 12, 2021
A conservative Catholic finds he admires certain "spirit of Vatican II" priests and realizes his old hope in the "JP2 generation" may have been misplaced.
October 28, 2017
The approach of the Council could not be persuasive if it was not also complemented by definitive teaching
August 24, 2017
The Pope invoked his 'magisterial authority' in a major speech to Italian liturgists
May 04, 2017
Time magazine reporting of 1978 now looks both quaint and prescient. Then, as now, everything hangs on the choice of the next pope
March 07, 2017
A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
February 08, 2017
Catholic experts have told an Australian government commission that the Church needed to re-examine its culture of clericalism
December 22, 2016
In an article for the Catholic Herald Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor said leaving the EU was a 'huge step' in British history