Post Tagged with: "Vatican II"

Review – Global Institutions of Religion

Review – Global Institutions of Religion

Marshall’s goal is to provide as comprehensive an overview as possible of what she refers to as ‘global institutions of religion,’ and the variety of infinitely diverse organizations they inspire.

The Nature and Role of the Catholic Church and the Holy See in the International Order

The Nature and Role of the Catholic Church and the Holy See in the International Order

The Catholic Church has a unique status in international law and relations. Through the international person of the Holy See, the Church exercises sovereignty in international relations.

Papal Politics, Paul VI, and Vatican II: The Reassertion of Papal Absolutism

Papal Politics, Paul VI, and Vatican II: The Reassertion of Papal Absolutism

After Pope John XXIII died, Paul VI used three encyclical letters to defeat the conciliarism of Vatican II, and advance papal absolutism in areas like indulgences, celibacy, and birth control.

In the Footsteps of John XXIII: Pope Francis and the Embodiment of Vatican II

In the Footsteps of John XXIII: Pope Francis and the Embodiment of Vatican II

Pope Francis resembles Pope John XXIII more than any other pope of the past 50 years, and signs are positive he will be a shining example for interreligious dialogue and social justice.

The Impact of Benedict XVI’s Resignation on Papal Politics

The Impact of Benedict XVI’s Resignation on Papal Politics

Catholicism is comprised of two churches—a church of doctrines and a church of devotion—and Benedict XVI’s resignation may prove to be the most significant event in the struggle between the two.

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