Karen Sue Smith

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.

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Critical Mass

by Karen Sue Smith 01-01-2012

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

by Karen Sue Smith 01-01-2012

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.