Vatican II

Faith Features
Robert P. ImbelliSeptember 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)
Faith Explainer
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 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.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 09, 2017
Cardinal Cupich said the pope is making clear that Vatican II documents are authoritative and permanent.
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellAugust 24, 2017
The reform of the liturgy introduced by Vatican II is here to stay.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonAugust 11, 2017
In the wake of Vatican II, the teaching nuns of a convent find their way of life being jettisoned by a revenue-challenged church.
Pope Paul VI makes his way past bishops during a session of the Second Vatican Council in 1964 (CNS file photo)
Arts & Culture Books
Drew ChristiansenAugust 10, 2017
Drew Christiansen, S.J., reviews "Catholicism and Citizenship" by Massimo Faggioli