Second Vatican Council

May 10, 2014

Pope Confirms Miracle Attributed to Paul VI's Intercession

NEWS ANALYSIS: The ceremony to formally refer to him as ‘Blessed’ will take place at the Vatican on Oct. 19.

April 27, 2014

Archbishop Lori: Grace From Canonizations Will Strengthen Church’s Mission of Evangelization

Baltimore’s shepherd said he hopes ‘authentic renewal of the Church’ will spring from the Divine Mercy Sunday canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

April 20-May 3, 2014 Issue

April 25, 2014

John XXIII and the Real Second Vatican Council

The pope who convened the council intended that it should guide the Church in engaging the modern world, while safeguarding the Church's unchanging deposit of faith.

April 17, 2014

John XXIII, John Paul II Linked by Their Love of Constructive Dialogue With the World

Cardinal Paul Poupard, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture, remembers the two popes.

December 11, 2013

SSPX and the Church Dialogue in Limbo

Relations with the traditionalist society, which is outside full communion with the Church, have deteriorated since mid-2012, but hope remains for full reconciliation.

November 8, 2013

Marco Roncalli on His Great-Uncle, Blessed John XXIII

The great-nephew of the soon-to-be canonized pope will publish a new book on his famous relative, in time for the April 27 ceremony in Rome.

October 16, 2013

Archbishop: Pope Francis’ Decision to Focus Synod on the Family Is ‘Providential’

The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family said the event is an ‘extraordinary sign of affection’ of the Holy Father.

August 9, 2013

Before Pope Francisʼ Election, Conclave Warned of Europeʼs Dying Faith

Cardinal Prospero Grech told cardinals the conclave was both a ‘strong moment of grace’ and ‘the maximum responsibility.’

July 18, 2013

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Turns 25

The group that broke away from the Society of St. Pius X celebrates fidelity to liturgical traditions and papal authority.

April 30, 2013

‘Sacra Liturgia 2013’ Inspired by Benedict XVI’s Writings on the Mass

Bishop Dominique Rey of France discusses the significance of the Pope Emeritus’ work on the liturgy.

April 30, 2013

New Film Depicts Dramatic Revival of Omaha Parish

Where Heaven Meets Earth will make its premiere today on EWTN.

February 19, 2013

English Translation of Pope's Discourse to Rome Clergy

December 31, 2012

Pope Benedict’s Momentous 2012

In the seventh year of his pontificate, the Holy Father is as vital as ever.

December 20, 2012

'Humanae Vitae' Author Pope Paul VI Moves Toward Sainthood

Pope Benedict XVI said his predecessor had 'heroic virtue' on Dec. 20.

November 28, 2012

Pope Counsels Parents to Share Faith With Joy, Dialogue

Parents are ‘the first messengers of God,’ the Holy Father says, and the family is ‘the first school to communicate the faith to new generations.’

October 17, 2012

An Evangelist for the New Evangelization

A New Jersey priest is helping Rome promote the Church’s mission for the Year of Faith.

October 12, 2012

Pope: Vatican II Opened With "Extraordinary Expectation"

The Holy Father issues a new reflection on the Second Vatican Council

October 12, 2012

Pope: Church Must Not Be Debased to Fashion of the Times

October 11, 2012

Pope's Homily at Opening Mass of Year of Faith

October 10, 2012

Vatican II Was First-Class

Cardinal Levada corrects some misunderstandings of the Council during his address at Catholic University's symposium on 'Vatican II After 50 Years'

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