pope john xxiii leads the opening session of the second vatican council in st. peter's basilica at the vatican oct. 11
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Vatican II, Sixty Years On

October 10, 2022 Peter M.J. Stravinskas 22

October 11th marks the sixtieth anniversary of the formal opening of the Second Vatican Council. In the lead-up to that day in 1962, my fifth-grade teacher, Sister Regina Rose (who just died last year at […]

Columns

What to do? Views from the past

May 2, 2021 James Kalb 23

Catholics today are in a difficult position. They have come to believe that active involvement in social and political life is a basic part of living the Faith. But the general conditions leading to that […]

The Dispatch

The Materialist in the Mask

February 9, 2021 Dale Ahlquist 33

In 1908, two of G.K. Chesterton’s most famous books were published, almost back-to-back. The first was the novel The Man Who Was Thursday, about a group of anarchists who are actively trying to undermine everything […]