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The Lesson of Vatican II

Maybe Pope John XXIII should have taken the name of Paul. The changes St. Paul sought to bring about in the Jewish religion are strikingly similar to the new values evoked by Pope John. Paul had been a Pharisee, devoting all his energies to the meticulous observance of the detailed Mosiac law and the hundreds […]

The Catholic Difference

Must the Roman Curia be Italian? Although he’s not very well known in the U.S., save among members of the Sant’Egidio community (of which he’s the founding father), Andrea Riccardi is a major figure in the Catholic Church in Italy: an historian of the papacy, a commentator on all things Catholic, and a player in […]