Vatican II

The beatification of 19 martyrs of Algeria, including the seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine, will be celebrated Dec. 8 in Oran, Algeria, the country's bishops announced.
Medellín would be the first and perhaps one of the most successful exercises of appropriation of the Second Vatican Council at the continental level.
Pope Francis greets a woman in Loppiano, Italy, May 10. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Gerard O’Connell May 10, 2018
“Never forget that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a lay person and his first disciple.”
Tobias Winright February 23, 2018

In the wake of repeated mass shootings, most recently at a school in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, many of us are asking what resources are available to educators to address questions of gun violence and gun control.

At Vatican II, the pope said, the church recognized its responsibility to “proclaim the Gospel in a new way.”
Tridentine High Mass at Saint-Laurent Chapel, in the Strasbourg Cathedral Notre Dame, for Sainte Jeanne d'Arc. (Wikimedia Commons)
Patrick J. Nugent November 28, 2017
“I’ve joked with friends: I’ll come back to the church when it restores the old Mass—celebrated by women priests.”