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Vatican II

Archbishop Eamon Martin meets Catholic journalists

Media personnel discuss the ‘challenges and opportunities’ for Catholic journalists in Ireland.


Maynooth to mark anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium

Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy one of the first issues considered by Vatican II.


Cardinal Levada concerned by catechism-lite Catholics

Former CDF Prefect gives catechesis address in Maynooth.


Archbishop defines some of the aims of Catholic education

Catholic education must reach out to those with unmet educational needs.


Charismatic Renewal’s role in Irish Church to be celebrated

Forty years since the first Charismatic prayer group gathered in Dublin.


Theologian challenges “totally incorrect picture of Ratzinger”

Church must look critically at both the novus ordo form of the Mass and the extraordinary form.


Launching the Year of Faith and recalling Vatican II

Watch a full recording and read full text of the homily by Fr Brendan Leahy in Carlow Cathedral on 11th October 2012.


Reaping the Harvest: Fifty Years after Vatican II

Jim Corkery SJ, Suzanne Mulligan and Gerry O'Hanlon SJ look at the positive insights and challenges that came from the Council.


Bishop Smith on taking shorthand at Vatican II

Bishop Michael Smith, joined by Dr Patrick Geoghegan and Dr Padraic Conway, reflects on his time working at the Second Vatican Council.


50 Years receiving Vatican II: a personal odyssey

This is a collection of the occasional writings of Liverpool priest Father Kevin Kelly who has been discerning and clarifying the call of God's Spirit in people's lives over the last fifty years.


Irish Church Architecture in the Era of Vatican II

This excellent book deals with the evolution of church buildings in Ireland by examining the best known churches built between the 1960s and 1990s.


I must be talking to myself: dialogue in the Roman Catholic Church since Vatican II

Mark Patrick Hederman provides a thoughtful and readable account of the history of dialogue in the Catholic Church since the pontificate of John XXIII.


Vatican II: facing the 21st century

This collection of papers edited by Dermot Lane and Brendan Leahy reflects on the 40th Anniversary of Vatican II. It contains some of its content, historical and theological perspectives and how it can be applied it to the twenty-first century especially to religious education.


The opening speech of the Second Vatican Council

Pope John XXIII was fully conscious of the implications of his opening speech at the Second Vatican Council. He managed to outwit the prophets of doom and asked for a great leap forward in the Church. The substance of the faith, he said, is not the same as its historical [...]

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