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Archbishop Romero’s Cause Introduced  A leading campaigner of the cause of Archbishop Oscar Romero believes the slain prelate was a martyr of the church of the Second Vatican Council. The postulator of the archbishop’s cause, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, said that Romero’s killers wanted “to strike the Church that flowed from the Second Vatican Council.” On […]

Beatification of Blessed John-Paul II

Excerpts from homily Dear brothers and sisters, today our eyes behold, in the full spiritual light of the risen Christ, the beloved and revered figure of John Paul II. Today his name is added to the host of those whom he proclaimed saints and blesseds during the almost twenty-seven years of his pontificate, thereby forcefully […]

New Words, Deeper Meaning

Liturgy And Security By Fr Merv Duffy sm The first document to come out of the Second Vatican Council was the one on the Liturgy; Sacrosanctum Concilium. A key text in that document was: “Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious and active participation in liturgical celebrations […]