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  • Why Pope’s earthquake on liturgy may not mean much for Americans

    Why Pope’s earthquake on liturgy may not mean much for Americans

    • Sep 14, 2017

    Although at a symbolic level, Pope Francis’s decision on Saturday to shift considerably more control to local bishops’ conferences and away from the Vatican over translation of liturgical texts into vernacular languages may have been an earthquake, most experts don’t seem to believe it will mean much in the short-term for the prayers American Catholics say at Sunday Mass.

  • How on Saturday, Pope Francis gave us his bottom line on Vatican II

    How on Saturday, Pope Francis gave us his bottom line on Vatican II

    • Sep 10, 2017

    While Pope Francis was in Colombia on Saturday, the Vatican issued a new legal document in his name that transfers the lion’s share of the control over translation of texts for use in Catholic worship to local bishops’ conferences and away from the Vatican. In effect, it was the clearest signal to date of where Francis stands in debates about what went wrong after Vatican II, especially on the issue of collegiality.

  • 50 years later, statement on Catholic universities still inspires, divides

    50 years later, statement on Catholic universities still inspires, divides

    • Sep 8, 2017

    In July 1967, a group of leaders in Catholic higher education gathered in Wisconsin, led by Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame, and issued a landmark document called the “Land O’Lakes Statement.” In some ways it was a post-Vatican II declaration of independence, and a half-century later, its impact is still debated.