Karen Sue Smith is editorial director of America magazine, published by the Jesuits of the United States. She became a Catholic in 1976, heartened by Vatican II.
Articles By This Author
Fifty years after Vatican II, will a new generation of lay Catholics lead prophetic change in the church and in the world?
Challenges Ahead for the Post-Vatican II Church
Despite the enormous success of lay involvement and Catholic outreach to the world, several trends indicate serious challenges for the Catholic Church in the United States.