Articles on this issue "Vatican II"
On 50th anniversary of Apostolicam Actuositatem, considers call “to animate every environment, every activity, every human relation according to the spirit of the Gospel, bringing light, hope, and the charity received from Christ to those places that otherwise would remain foreign to God’s action and abandoned to the misery of the human condition”
Here is a translation of the Message that the Holy Father Francis sent to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, on the occasion of the Day of Study …read more
"The Instrumentum Laboris nowhere defines marriage. This is a serious defect. It causes ambiguity throughout the text. Most bishops agreed that the document should add the definition of marriage from Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes 48, as a correction"
The Vatican today published the second set of reports completed by the small circles in the Synod of Bishops. The circles are divided by language groups, and there are four English-speaking …read more
Not 'what is best for me' but 'what is best for everyone'
Pope Francis this evening told civil leaders in Bolivia not to confuse the common good (bien común) with mere material well being (bienestar) and to guard against becoming accustomed to …read more
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II Decree on Ecumenism (Unitatis Redintegratio). To mark the occasion the Canadian bishops have published a detailed statement on the …read more
The celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council continue with a new stage: the Symposium Sacrosanctum Concilium. Gratitude for and Commitment to a Great Ecclesial …read more
Here is the text of a reflection given by Rabbi David Rosen on Oct. 27 in Assisi at the "Spirit of Assisi" meeting. * * * It is an honor for me to be part of this testimony of love in the …read more
By Gilfredo Marengo Some among the first commentators on the interview with Pope Francis published in La Civiltà Cattolica saw his words as heralding a significant break from his predecessors …read more
Today the Pope received in audience a delegation of the Jewish Community of Rome, on the occasion of the 70thanniversary of the deportation of Jews of Rome (October 16, 1943). Here is a ZENIT …read more
The U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship is marking the 50th anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, with a reflection on …read more
The abuses of the sacred liturgy that followed the reforms of the Second Vatican Council are “strictly correlated” with a great deal of moral corruption that exists in the world today, says …read more
To know how to celebrate the liturgy, the sacred mystery of the Mass must be understood, says Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon, who was one of the speakers at an international …read more
A major international conference on the liturgy will take place June 25-28 in Rome in which a large number of highly distinguished and world-renowned speakers will discuss liturgical …read more
Here is the second part of a Vatican translation of the reflection Benedict XVI gave last Thursday, Feb. 14, when he met with the clergy of Rome. The Holy Father delivered the reflection …read more