pope john xxiii leads the opening session of the second vatican council in st. peter's basilica at the vatican oct. 11

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 […]

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Martyrs of Communism from Romania

June 2, 2022 Dawn Beutner 4

Fifty years from now, which of our current political and Church leaders will be remembered and honored by Catholics in the U.S.? Perhaps the Catholics of Romania can help us form an answer to that […]

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Dare to be Irrelevant

For better or for worse, most priests and bishops try to be relevant. In 1965, Pope Paul VI released the documents of Vatican II. Among them was Gaudium et Spes, “The Church in the Modern World.” […]


Called out of the priesthood?

June 17, 2019 Fr. Charles Fox 104

Father Jonathan Morris, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York and former member of the Legionaries of Christ, recently has attracted a great deal of attention by publicly announcing his decision to petition for […]