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Francis ushers in the age of collegiality

The Council of Cardinal Advisers — the so-called “C8” — concluded its three-day meeting last Wednesday, the fourth time it has met since being created by Pope Francis in October 2013. The C8 — which is really a C9, since it … Continue reading

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John XXIII and John Paul II, ‘twin bookends’ of Vatican II

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are not linked only by their holiness, their popularity, and their emphasis on mercy, but by the Second Vatican Council. John Paul’s biographer George Weigel describes the two popes as the Council’s ‘twin bookends’. The Council, which … Continue reading

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A healing historic moment for a Church of continuity

The double canonizations this Sunday of two great popes of the modern era will allow the Church to ponder essential continuities and help heal some of the divisions over the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) that followed. The short pontificate (1958-63) of John … Continue reading

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