During his general audience in St. Peter’s Square March 15, the pope explained that apostleship as understood by the Second Vatican Council produces an equality — rooted in service — among laypeople, consecrated religious, priests and bishops.
To be an apostle is to serve, not move up church’s hierarchy, pope says
‘Noble profession’ of journalism must convey the truth, pope says
The pope said the tasks of a journalist are “listening, translating and dissemination” with listening being the key first step.
To improve liturgy, involve the people, pope says
Speaking to diocesan liturgical directors Jan. 20, the pope said that beyond a “deep knowledge” of religious celebrations, experts on liturgy must have a strong pastoral sense to improve a community’s liturgical life.
Gospel call to conversion lasts a lifetime, pope tells Curia officials
The Gospel calls to conversion and to peacemaking, including in one’s relationship with family members and co-workers, were at the center of the pope’s remarks to the Curia.
Pope: Antisemitism shows need for Christian-Jewish understanding
Decrying what he described as “hostile times” when antisemitism and violence against Christians are on the rise, Pope Francis said a renewed commitment to Catholic-Jewish dialogue is needed.
CNS documentary, ‘Voices of Vatican II,’ available free online
The 50-minute documentary was released in 2015 only on DVD, but it was posted Nov. 3 on YouTube.
Photos of the Week: Oct. 17, 2022
In the spotlight: National Youth Advisory Council, eucharistic procession, Vatican II anniversary, Brazilian procession
Greg Erlandson: Revisiting and relitigating Vatican II
“A variety of commentators of various stripes and even Pope Francis himself have weighed in to mark the council’s 60th anniversary, including Ross Douthat, a Catholic columnist for The New York Times.”