Analysis: President Obama needs to find a new envoy to the Vatican, and his choice for a replacement is being watched in Rome.
Analysis: If the probe into the Australian church turns up something nasty, the church has only its leadership to blame.
Analysis: A year ago, the Catholic church began to use the missal. No one revolted, but can we call it a success?
According to exit polls, Obama won the Catholic vote, 50 percent to 48 percent. But a closer look shows Obama's support among Latinos went up 74 percent this year.
Analysis: For a variety of reasons, Catholics will break one way or the other in the final weeks of the presidential race, and that will decide who wins.
Analysis: Some abortion foes are aghast at Mitt Romney's new position on abortion, but they say it isn't personal -- it's just politics.
Analysis: Do the recent personnel moves mean certain policy shifts are under way at the Vatican?
Photo, left: Catholics attend Mass in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria, in 2010. (Dreamstime)
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a series exploring the long-standing "liturgy wars" and how they shape today’s understanding of the Second Vatican Council.
Not too long ago, when bishops spoke about the Second Vatican Council, the language you’d hear would often include words like people of God, dialogue and collegiality.