Vatican II

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Paulist Father Thomas Stransky, credited internationally as a pioneer in the Catholic Church's ecumenical and interfaith relations stemming from the Second Vatican Council, died Sept. 3 on his 89th birthday.

Pope Francis embraces Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, superior general of the Society of Jesus, during a meeting with editors and staff of the Jesuit-run magazine, La Civilta Cattolica, at the Vatican Feb. 9, 2017. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)
Gerard O’Connell September 16, 2019
His critics know Pope Francis "will not change,” said Father Sosa, adding, “In reality, these [attacks] are a way to influence the election of the next pope.”
Victor Codina, S.J. September 12, 2019
Pope Francis does not aspire to fulfill his role as a theologian but as a pastor.
Joseph P. Amar August 13, 2019
Latin is fine for academic work, writes the Rev. Joseph P. Amar, but not for worship. No ancient language can hope to speak with the clarity or immediacy of a modern, native language.
Demonstrators stand outside the German bishops' spring meeting in Lingen on March 11, 2019. The sexual abuse scandal and demands for reform have changed the German church, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich said March 14. (CNS photo/Harald Oppitz, KNA)
Renardo Schlegelmilch August 07, 2019
German Catholics are embarking on what is being called a “synodal journey,” but it promises to be a potentially rocky one, focusing on subjects the church usually avoids.
Tim Dulle July 12, 2019
Catherine Osborne has produced a significant study of changing tastes in the construction of American Catholic churches between 1925 and 1975.