Vatican II

The worldview of Vatican II

December 6, 2022

DERMOT ROANTREE :: The Second Vatican Council articulated an expansive worldview that drew on the deepest traditions of the Church.

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Christians urged to unite

January 18, 2022

Jesuits and collegues have been asked to take part in the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which begins on Tuesday 18 January.

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‘Holier than thou’

June 29, 2021

Michael McGuckian SJ explains the intriguing and untold story of the row during Vatican II about who is holier than who in Church teaching

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Offering hope in dark times

December 21, 2020

Reform in the Catholic Church is the theme of Dr Gerry O'Hanlon SJ's latest article. There are difficulties to be faced but he is still hopeful

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John Courtney Murray

September 10, 2019

John Courtney Murray, author of arguably the most controversial document to arise from Vatican II, Dignitatis Humanae, was vital in articulating the Church’s defence of the right of everyone to...

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Pedro Arrupe’s path to sainthood

February 4, 2019

The first step in the canonisation process of Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ will be broadcast live from Rome on Tuesday 5 February

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Augustin Bea

May 24, 2017

Augustin Bea was confessor to Pope Pius XII and he was a key figure behind the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions.

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Karl Rahner

March 6, 2017

Karl Rahner was theological advisor at the Second Vatican Council and his beliefs included the removal of celibacy for priests and the ordination of women

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Henri de Lubac

February 20, 2017

The French Jesuit Henri de Lubac was one of the most influential Catholic theologians of the twentieth century.

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A man of ‘creative fidelity’

December 1, 2016

Fr Peter Hans Kolvenbach SJ will be remembered for his firm but creative leadership that saw the Jesuit Order through a difficult period in its recent history, says Gerry O'Hanlon

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