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St. Paul VI: ‘The hour is coming, in fact has come,...

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. I've found myself rereading the council documents, since they are...

Revisiting Vatican II: Whether the council failed is what much of...

Since most Catholics alive today have no lived memory of the Second Vatican Council, it remains surprising that it is -- at least for...

Renewing spirit of Vatican II can carry church forward, Cardinal Peter...

LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md. — The spirit of the Second Vatican Council that called for renewal of church life and wider church engagement with the...

Pope Francis gives a glimpse of how he makes decisions to...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis gave the editors of 10 Jesuit magazines a glimpse into how he makes decisions, background on one of his...

Eucharistic revival and importance of it in the church among topics...

WASHINGTON -- At their June assembly, when the U.S. bishops debated a proposal to draft a statement on the Eucharist, some of the bishops...

Explanation from Pope Francis on restricting use of pre-Vatican II Mass...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' letter explaining why he was restricting the use of the pre-Vatican II Mass "fearlessly hits the nail on the...

Pope Francis restores limits on celebration of Mass according to the...

VATICAN CITY -- Saying he was acting for the good of the unity of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has restored limits on the...

Vatican I anniversary points to Vatican II connection

Doesn't every ecumenical council of the church, drawing bishops together from around the world, begin and conclude on definite dates? Yes, but no. When,...

Vatican I’s 150th anniversary: Understanding the council yesterday and today

Dec. 8, 2019, will mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council. On Dec. 8, 1869, more than 700 bishops...

Blessed Pius IX, “Pio Nono,” pope of the First Vatican Council

An eminent passenger departed at night from Rome's Quirinal Palace Nov. 24, 1848, unrecognizable as his carriage proceeded. He resembled any mid-19th-century Italian country...

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