We’re pleased to inform our online readers that William Doino will become the newest regular columnist for the First Things website. Doino is a writer on Church history, particularly issues of the twentieth century, including the papacy of Pius XII and the Second Vatican Council. He is widely recognized as a shrewd analyst of contemporary Church politics, thought, and trends, and has contributed to Inside the Vatican , EWTN, Public Discourse , and many other publications.
His first regular column, which appears today, discusses the serenity of Vatican II’s “vital center” amid contested and competing interpretations of the Council. Though not previously a regular, he has written for First Things on a more-than-sporadic basis before, and an archive of his older work is available ( On the Square columns ; First Thoughts blog posts ) for you to peruse. Beginning today, his writing will appear every other Monday.