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Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Long before he became Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote an essay for America on the universal church.
pope benedict xvi stands with hands clasped wearing white with a blurred background behind him
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Retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote that Vatican II was both meaningful and necessary for the post-war Church, in a letter to a conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
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Terence Sweeney
We experience now a church where the laity matter—where, for example, a New York Times columnist without any church title can have a voice.
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Zac Davis
To act like there are no open questions about the council’s relationship to the state of the church is an act of denialism and pearl-clutching.
A black and white photo of priests and laymen sitting in St. Peter's Basilica
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Catholics must be careful, he said, because “both the ‘progressivism’ that lines up behind the world and the ‘traditionalism’ that longs for a bygone world are not evidence of love, but of infidelity,” the pope said.
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Gerard O’Connell
The new rector, Mark Lewis, S.J., also opened up about the Gregorian's upcoming merger with the Pontifical Biblical and Oriental Institutes.