Vatican II

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.”
Robert P. Imbelli September 29, 2017
Looking back 55 years after the beginning of Vatican II, what have we learned and what have we forgotten?
Pope Francis, seen here at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican on June 28, has announced two significant reforms in recent weeks by releasing statements motu proprio. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Michael J. O’Loughlin September 21, 2017
When a pope issues a document “motu proprio,” it means he does so by his own motivation, and it can mean a significant change to church law.
Michael J. O’Loughlin September 09, 2017
Cardinal Cupich said the pope is making clear that Vatican II documents are authoritative and permanent.