Tag Archive for Vatican II

Vatican II themes: The church as servant | A third major ecclesiological principle in the Second Vatican Council’s teaching is that the mission of the Church includes service to human needs in the social, economic, and political orders, as well…

Vatican II themes: The people of God |  Who or what is the church? It is first and foremost people. It is also an institution. But it is primarily a community. The church is us. A second major ecclesiological principle…

Freedom of Conscience

In Washington DC, here in the UK and in Ireland, Catholic church authorities have resisted moves toward gay equality and civil rights by insiting on religious freedom of conscience for themselves.  This, of course, completely overlooks the equally important teaching…

Church, Power & Abuse

Depressing church news over the past two months has led me to pick up and start reading a book which has been on my shelves some time, but which I have previously only dipped into.  The removal of  excommunication of…

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