Fr. Richard McBrien, a scholar of distinction as well as a popular interpreter of the Catholic church to the wider world, died early Sunday morning. He was 78.
Second Vatican Council
We say: Humanae Vitae has been a serious impediment to Catholic authority. It has created a disabling chasm between the hierarchy and the faithful.
Analysis: As Francis often does, he is shifting the focus from the "rules" to the principle behind the rules.
With the death of noted Irish Catholic writer Desmond Fisher, the legion of writers that covered the Second Vatican Council has thinned considerably.
Essay: The researchers behind Young Catholic America underestimate young Catholics' understanding of some very basic Catholic issues.
Since the Decree of Ecumenism, it is not a case of everyone converting to Catholicism but of "us all being able to learn from one another."
Q and A: "In my judgment, there never has been an infallible church teaching on a specific moral issue," Fr. Charles Curran says.
Cardinal Walter Kasper gave a 50-minute lecture on the meaning and significance of Pope Francis on Thursday at The Catholic University of America.
Canada's Catholic bishops examine the church's connection with other Christian churches in a document marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's decree on ecumenism.
Titled "A Church in Dialogue: Towards the Restoration of Unity among Christians," the document reviews the work of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops with various ecumenical partners including the Orthodox, the Anglican Church of Canada, the United Church of Canada and others since the council.
Pope Francis praised Blessed Paul VI as a "humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his church" at Paul's beatification Mass on Sunday.