Monthly Archives: October 2012

CNS launches new Vatican II look-back project

Yesterday, Catholic News Service launched a new feature, “Vatican II: 50 years ago today,” a step back in time to the daily activities of the Second Vatican Council. Pope John XXIII called for an ecumenical council in 1959, the first … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Celebrating Vatican II, launching Year of Faith

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 VATICAN CITY — Today the bishops dressed in miter and green vestments streamed down the center aisle in the Square of St. Peter on a strikingly beautiful … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Small groups, and a graced visit from the archbishop of Canterbury

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 VATICAN CITY — Today in the morning the synod went into small groups by language, a refreshing change. Our group reflects the diversity of the English speaking … Continue reading

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U.S. well represented among experts at Second Vatican Council

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council in October 1962. We thought it would be a good opportunity to look back for the next year or so on some of the coverage of … Continue reading

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An ecumenical pilgrimage to Rome’s Church of St. Gregory

ROME — Before delivering a major address to Pope Benedict XVI and the world Synod of Bishops on new evangelization this evening, Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury stopped for prayer at a church significant to both Catholics and Anglicans. … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: The synod fathers’ various viewpoints

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 VATICAN CITY — The synod fathers began today to make their five-minute interventions. And it must be five minutes, since one’s mic is turned off exactly when … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: We begin with words from the Holy Father

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 VATICAN CITY — The U.S. delegation began the day at Mass in the small Marian chapel of the North American College, the U.S. seminary in Rome, where … Continue reading

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