Catholics, Sacred Scripture, and Tradition

David Oatney Catechism, New Evangelization

We hear much talk, and rightly so, of the idea of the need to evangelize, and of the “New Evangelization,” the need to re-evangelize in many cases. In our part of the United States, evangelization can also mean reaching out with the right kind of spirit to many of our evangelical Protestant brothers and sisters. This doesn’t mean that we …

Pope John XXIII Opens the Second Vatican Council

Deacon Scott Maentz Vatican II, Year of Faith

On October 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican council with an address in which he explained the decision to hold a council, the purpose of the council, and how the Church ought to interact with the modern world. The major interest of the Ecumenical Council is this: that the sacred heritage of Christian truth be safeguarded and expounded …