Some Recent Work





Read the conclusion to my commentary on
the Vatican II's Pastoral Decree on
Priestly Life and Ministry.

The commentary, coauthored with Fr. Guy Mansini, OSB appears as part of a new Commentary on the sixteen documents of Vatican II. The book is entitled Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition is edited by Fr. Matthew Lamb and is the work of some 20 commentators. It is published by Oxford University Press.

To purchase Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition click here

The commentary
is meant to transcend the mass-media storyline of “liberal” versus “conservative.” It studies the documents of Vatican II in terms of its continuity with two millennia of Church Tradition  employs what Pope Benedict XVI has called a "Hermeneutic of continuity."



To read my review that appeared in Nova et Vetera of John Noonan's A Church That Can and Cannot Change click here

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