January is a month that signifies new beginnings, new resolutions. There is an individual as well as collective effervescence of renewal.
Catholics enjoyed a similar period of renewal, of collective reimagining, in the aftermath of World War II.
Colleen McDannell on Vatican II
"Parish priests had a lot of control over the speed at which things changed. Interestingly enough, the parishioners had no say over it."
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