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Thomas John PaprockiKevin W. Vann
The Most Rev. Thomas John Paprocki, the bishop of Springfield in Illinois, and the Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, the bishop of Orange in California, write in response to America’s interview with Senator Durbin.
FaithFaith and Reason
Blase J. Cupich
Pope Francis wants all Catholics to recognize that Vatican II and its reforms are not only authentic actions of the Holy Spirit but also are in continuity with the tradition of the church.
FaithFaith and Reason
Rita Ferrone
What Francis has done is to reestablish the priority of Vatican II in our liturgical life. He is saying, essentially, that no one can take an end run around it.
The Editors
The disagreements we have in the Catholic Church in the United States around the Eucharist are largely about discipline, not doctrine.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In his first public lecture as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Archbishop Arthur Roche left no doubt as to the direction the congregation will take under his leadership.
Michael J. O’Loughlin
“Catholics who attend Mass weekly are both more likely to be aware of the new restrictions and more inclined to oppose them than Catholics who attend less frequently,” according to a new Pew survey.