Posts Tagged ‘Vatican II’

Pope Francis approves further restrictions on Latin Mass

Monday, December 20th, 2021
Latin Mass

Pope Francis has approved further clarifications regarding restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass in an effort to ensure that liturgical reform is “irreversible” and that liturgical celebrations adhere to the changes made after the Second Vatican Council. The clarifications, published Dec. 18, ban priestly ordinations and confirmations in the old rite and limit the frequency Read more

A Catholic battle not for the faint of heart

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Pope Francis knows how to cause a stir with his statements. But even when the current Bishop of Rome says things that should not be newsworthy, they are objectively relevant in the context of the embattled Catholic Church of today. One example: the pope recently said that the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) shaped his theological Read more

Francis’ theology explicitly shaped by Vatican II

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
Vatican II shaped pope

Pope Francis said the Second Vatican Council so shaped his theological and pastoral vision that perhaps he has not been as explicit as he should have been in highlighting those ties, especially when it comes to his contributions to Catholic social teaching. He made the comments in the preface to a new book, Siblings All, Read more

Embrace Synodality or become an ecclesial museum

Thursday, July 29th, 2021
Tom O'Loughlin

A Synodal Church is not just another idea, it is ‘the’ idea, Thomas O’Loughlin, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nottingham told CathNews. “If we fail to embrace this challenge we shall have little to offer and shall become an irrelevant religious sect with massive museums and a complex back story.” Pope Francis has said Read more

Experimental “Vatican II” parish to close

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Paris parish to close

The Archbishop of Paris has announced Saint-Merry Pastoral Center, the city’s most progressive Catholic parish is to close on March 1. The announcement has been greeted with disbelief, sadness and anger by the parish community. They launched an online “appeal” to keep the centre open. In the first 48 hours, more than 2,000 people had Read more

Communion on the tongue a health hazard

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Catholics who demand Communion on the tongue despite Covid-19 restrictions are selfish, Fr Liam Power from Waterford, Ireland says. They don’t seem to “respect the danger this represented to others.” They are also a cause of “very serious embarrassment for priests, many of whom are elderly,” he says. Although the number of people wanting to Read more

A lay spirituality for our times

Monday, June 11th, 2018
lay spirituality

2017 Lay Spirituality: From Traditional to Postmodern may well be regarded as a sequel to Pierre Hegy’s two previous volumes: Wake Up, Lazarus!: On Catholic Renewal (2011) and Wake Up, Lazarus!: Paths to Catholic Renewal (2013). What binds these volumes together and makes them unique is the use of sociological methods to understand church practices Read more

Vatican II effects on Catholic Church – new movie

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Vatican II and its effect on the Catholic Church is the subject of a new movie. “Novitiate” takes place just before the Second Vatican Council. Read more Related Posts:Vatican creates group to study separating mafia from…Catholic women’s group upset Vatican ignored sexual…Vatican statistics show Catholic numbers have grown…Vatican concludes inquiry into Polish Catholic bishop

Pope Francis: reviving a tradition of local variations in Catholic services

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Pope Francis has changed Catholic Canon law – and met with some intense reactions. At stake here is the language used for the Mass and the question of who has the responsibility for translating the Catholic liturgy into regional languages. So why should this issue be so very controversial in the 21st century? Early history As a Read more

Pope Francis unleashing Vatican II

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Fifty years after Vatican II and the Church’s slow moves to solidify, clarify and reaffirm her teaching, Pope Francis wants all the “Pentecostal energy” the Vatican has unleashed to be used, Washington’s Cardinal Donald Wuerl says. Wuerl’s comments were made at the beginning of the ‘Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel’ in Read more