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Posts Tagged ‘Second Vatican Council’



Nostra Aetate

A few days after he was elected, Pope Francis made an unusual gesture during a meeting with several thousand journalists who had assembled in Rome to cover the conclave.   After complimenting the journalists on their work, talking to them about the centrality of Christ in the Church, and telling them how ...
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Año de la Fe y 50 años del Concilio Vaticano II / The Year of Faith and 50 years since Vatican II

Parte I: ¿Cuál es su novedad?   El pasado 11 de octubre de 2012, la Iglesia Católica, junto con las Iglesias cristianas históricas, iniciaba –gracias a la iniciativa del Papa Benedicto XVI–, la celebración del Año de la Fe. Su propósito era conmemorar el quincuagésimo aniversario del inicio del Concilio Vaticano II ...
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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

This Gospel reading for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God picks up where the Gospel for the Christmas Mass at Midnight left off, as the shepherds come in search of the sign the angel had announced to them: “You will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying ...
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We Gather to Give God Glory

During this Year of Faith, we will blog reflections and stories to accompany you on your faith journey.   “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.” - Gloria   A Priest friend once told me, “Terry, you are either on the way or in the ...
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New Beginning

During this Year of Faith, we will blog reflections and stories to accompany you on your faith journey.   There were two things about receiving the sacrament of confirmation that we dreaded when we were kids. One was the “slap on the face” we would get from the bishop; the other ...
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Philosophy of Life

When I was a high school senior I shared a characteristic with many seniors before and since: I knew everything.   That meant, among other things, that I knew more than my teachers.   My senior English teacher was a good example. She was a Christian, but not a Catholic.   My surname might have made ...
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