Vatican II

Catholic News Service February 04, 2020
The first synodal assembly on the future the Catholic Church in Germany drew both praise and some criticism, with many of the 230 participants lauding what they called a special atmosphere in the debates on key reforms.
Gerard O’Connell December 01, 2019
“Consumerism is a virus that attacks the faith at its roots, because it makes you believe that life depends only on what you have, and so you forget God," the pope said.
Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne, Germany, and Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising distribute Communion during Cardinal Woelki's installation Mass at the cathedral in Cologne on Sept. 20, 2014. (CNS photo/Jorg Loeffke, KNA) 
Zita Ballinger Fletcher November 21, 2019
“We are emphasizing through the synodal way the community and bonds of all believers—not the difference between clergy and laity. All of us are baptized and confirmed. All of us stand in the same mission to witness the Gospel,” Father Langendörfer said.
Timothy P. O'Malley November 14, 2019
What makes 'Mass Exodus' a must-read is careful attention to the qualitative analysis related to disaffiliation from the church.
Kevin Jackson October 29, 2019
John W. O’Malley's ‘When Bishops Meet’ challenges readers to understand the lasting importance of three monumental councils of the church.
Leah Rose Casimero, an indigenous representative from Guyana, leaves the first session of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon at the Vatican on Oct. 7, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Luke Hansen, S.J. October 08, 2019
The general relator of this special synod, emphasized several themes of Pope Francis’ pontificate: the church must “throw open her doors”; “true tradition” is “the church’s living history”; and “God always brings newness,” so “one must not fear what is new.”