- Feb 21, 2020
Paulist Father Thomas Stransky, credited internationally as a pioneer in the Catholic Church’s ecumenical and interfaith relations stemming from the Second Vatican Council, died Sept. 3 on his 89th birthday.
A cause for Spanish Basque Father Pedro Arrupe, who led the Jesuits from 1965-83, opens in Rome on Tuesday.
On Nov. 11, many Canadian churches will ring their bells 100 times to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.
Pope Paul VI, who’ll be canonized on Oct. 14, once said of Vatican II “you have no idea what it means to call a council,” By the end of this month, Pope Francis may be feeling that way about synods too.
The Second Vatican Council’s document on the Church in the modern world was the culmination of the council’s efforts “to descend from the icy heights of abstraction to respond to human lives as they really are being lived,” said Jesuit Father John O’Malley, a leading historian.
Part two of Crux’s recap of the U.S. Church in 2017.