Vatican II

Vatican Knew About Legionary Founder Maciel’s Abuse From 1943

The head of the Vatican’s dicastery for religious life blames ‘a mafia’ for the cover-up, adding those responsible ‘were not the Church.’ Edward Pentin Blog, January 2, 2019 Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz, the prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and... read more

Our True Home is in Heaven

Religious men and women are consecrated to remind the faithful about the Four Last Things. Fr. George Rutler Blog, December 7, 2018 A bishop condescendingly asked John Henry Newman, “Who are the laity?” To which the great saint, and, one hopes, future Doctor of the Church, replied that... read more

Doctrine remains problem in relations, SSPX affirms after Vatican meeting

Catholic News Agency, 27 November, 2018 The SSPX superior general said 'irreducible doctrinal divergence' remained an issue After a meeting between the superior general of the Society of St. Pius X and the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the canonically irregular... read more

Synod 2018: An Intermediate Reckoning

By Robert Royal, November 1, 2018 A few days ago, I promised one last report on the Synod and its final document, but only after I had taken time to read the whole text – which still only exists in Italian – and to consider it carefully. There were many quick journalistic reactions, useful... read more

Brave new Church: can Catholicism be decentralised?

by Fr Mark Drew, 1 Nov 2018 The youth synod’s final report resoundingly endorses ‘synodality’. This could be a positive step – once bishops have worked out what it means. Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has often expressed the desire for a more “synodal” style of Church... read more

The Wrong People Francis Can’t Get Rid Of

By Sandro Magister Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not the only wrong person on whom Francis bet. Because at least three others can be pointed out, in the upper levels of the hierarchy, each one tied with double thread to the changes that this pope wants to introduce into the... read more

Is the Vatican Accord with China a Step Forward – or Back?

By Ines A. Murzaku, October 15, 2018 During the in-flight press conference as he was retuning from the Baltic countries, Pope Francis recalled how kings and emperors once controlled bishops’ appointments. He expressed relief that these regrettable situations have ended: “We forget that for... read more

 Pentecost and the Freedom From Babel

COMMENTARY: The original confusion of languages was the final fruit of original sin. The Holy Spirit ended this confusion at Pentecost. By Dominican Father Brian Mullady, May. 20, 2018   At Pentecost, which brings the Easter season to a close, Christians witness the final... read more

Cardinal Sarah, Bishop Schneider Respond to Pope’s Comment on Intercommunion

CCI Editor's Note:  The subject of intercommunion has recently been proposed again by Cardinal Marx, with support from a majority of German Bishops, but opposed by seven other German Bishops.  Recent articles have reported on the meeting last week in the Vatican.  This article, although dated... read more

Conscience, Newman, Vatican II

By Eduardo J. Echeverria, April 18, 2018 In his February 9thaddress at the Von Hügel Institute, St. Edmund Campion College, Cambridge University, Cardinal Blase Cupich claimed that at the heart of the so-called “new hermeneutic” of chapter 8 of Pope Francis’s Amoris Laetitia is the role... read more

A wake-up call to liberal theologians

Younger Catholics turning to neo-traditionalist circles for instruction, re-examining what’s happened in the church since the 1960s and reacting against the theology that came out of the Second Vatican Council April 6, 2018 The estrangement between academic theology and the institutional... read more