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Topic: Second Vatican Council

Archbishop of Birmingham: ‘The world is not hostile to Christians’

‘We need to look at the world not as an enemy that is indifferent to the Gospel,’ says Archbishop Longley

Vatican officials say Pope’s document provides map for Church’s future

Apostolic exhortation an ‘invitation to recover a prophetic and positive vision of reality’

Catholic Herald View: Pope Francis shows us evangelising is life’s great adventure

During his electrifying pontificate Francis has shown what it means to be an evangeliser

The Holy Father has just fervently declared his support for Benedict XVI’s vision of the Church, and has issued a clear rejection of the so-called ‘Spirit of Vatican II’

As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable

The disappearance of traditional religious orders is changing the landscape of the Church

An immense debt is owed to the orders which have been the backbone of the Church’s mission for the last five hundred years

My convent school has changed remarkably in just 50 years

The white veils and white gloves on feast days are now a distant memory

The pope who guided the Church into the new millennium

Blessed John Paul II (October 22) played a decisive role at the Second Vatican Council

Vatican II’s reforms are still ahead of us, says Archbishop Marini

Archbishop Marini says he feels ‘desire to experience anew the spirit of the Second Vatican Council’

The Pope’s new Secretary of State has said things which have thrilled the ‘Spirit of Vatican II’ boys to bits: but there’s nothing here for them

Of course clerical celibacy isn’t a dogma; and Archbishop Parolin thinks that the Church is collegial when the Pope listens first and then decides

Music in the Catholic Church in Britain is in great difficulty, but there are signs of a revival

Congregations are tired of being patronised by dull music, but we must not hark back to a supposed ‘golden age’