Posts Tagged ‘Vatican II’

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…Hackers continue cyberattacks against Vatican, Catholic orgs

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

Reformation, Catholics and today’s unity

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The Reformation’s 500th jubilee is important to Catholics as well as Protestants, says Sr Joyce Ann Zimmerman. Zimmerman is a Sister of the Precious Blood, and a professor of liturgy from Dayton, Ohio. Although the Catholic Church has been involved in a number of divisions over the millennia – including the Protestant Reformation – it Read more

Modern liturgy is disastrous and causes schism

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Modern liturgy causes “disaster, devastation and schism”, says Cardinal Robert Sarah. Sarah told the 18th Cologne International Liturgical Conference that rather than bring the liturgy up to date, Vatican II destroyed the Church’s “mystical essence”. In his opinion the church has “abandoned her Christian roots” since the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), where reforms brought the church Read more

Worship prefect calls for Masses celebrated towards east

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The Vatican’s liturgy chief has called on priests to celebrate parts of the Mass facing the east, as this is what Vatican II wanted. The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Robert Sarah, made this call in an interview with a French Catholic magazine. Cardinal Sarah said Read more