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Three pontificates and Vatican II

November 9, 2022 George Weigel 19

On the morning of October 17, 1978, the newly-elected Pope John Paul II concelebrated Mass with the College of Cardinals and pledged that the program of his papacy would be the full implementation of the […]

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Demythologizing conclaves

June 15, 2022 George Weigel 15

Pope Francis’s recent announcement that he will create 21 new cardinals on August 27, 16 of whom would vote in a conclave held after that date, set off the usual flurry of speculations about the […]


Ecumenism, triumphalism, and conscience

December 20, 2020 Eduardo Echeverria 34

In The Bishop and Christian Unity, the December 4, 2020 document from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the question addressed briefly regards the following issue: “Changing ecclesial affiliation as an ecumenical challenge and […]