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Second Vatican Council

The Second Vatican Council (also known as Vatican II) addressed relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Modern World.

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He is not a Catholic pope, but head of a new “Conciliar Church” which was concocted at the time of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65)
Thank you Jesus for the Second Vatican Council. It's importance must be seen through the lense of the need to evangelize
54 years ago the Second Vatican Council opened. This has been the result:
The Second Vatican Council was orchestrated by ZOG. The Papacy has been corrupt for a long time .
Feast of St. John XXIII, the meeting of man and dialogue on 11 October 54 yrs ago opened the Second Vatican Council
Saint of the Day: Pope Saint John XXIII. He was elected Pope in 1958, convoked the Roman Synod, and called the Secon…
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Feast Day of St. John XXIII is October 11 commemorating opening of the Second Vatican Council on October 11, 1962 https:/…
11.10.1962 – Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.
“Servants” by Faith Shearin. 1962: Pope John XXIII convened the first session of the Second Vatican Council…
The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council opened today in 1962. When people tell you it was about changing everything,…
Today is the Memorial of St. Giuseppe Roncalli, Pope John XXIII, and the anniversary of the opening of the SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL.
Today the Church commemorates Pope St John XXIII, who initiated the Second Vatican Council in 1962.
Today is the feast of Pope St John XXIII, the Pope who convened the Second Vatican Council. He is often called 'The Good…
Mother Angelica on leftists' traps, infiltration, liberal blasphemy, the Second Vatican Council, and WYD 1993
"After the Second Vatican Council, the impression arose that the pope really could do anything…
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St. Pope John XXIII called for the Second Vatican Council because he u...
2 ..(know the right time) & the Second Vatican Council charged us to watch for the "signs of the times!": Fr William Guri re flag
Did you know that the Church and the Papacy existed before the Second Vatican Council?. It did. Study.
Pope John XXIII was a true savage to announce the second vatican council
The Second Vatican Council has no value except only as a scourge God has allowed for the Church's purification.
Transcript Available - Flagship Show: The Second Vatican Council (scroll down and click on the button)!
I liked a video Mother Angelica about Second Vatican Council - The WILD VOICE
Dan will forever be the man. This is fact as of the second Vatican council and not up for discussion 😂
Pope says he will study the possibility of female deacons: … ordination. Following the Second Vatican Council...
Mother Angelica on Blasphemy, the Second Vatican Council, and WYD 1993 - 27min
Found a picture of St. Saviour's Dominican Church in Dublin before it was wreckovated after the Second Vatican Council.
Ah,the errors of the Second Vatican Council...Judge not and sin more.
“The Spirit dwells in the Church and in the hearts of the faithful as in a temple.” Second Vatican Council
From the dogmatic constitution on the Church of the Second Vatican Council. The mission of the Holy Spirit in the...
Physical and mental torture Violates the Integrity of Human Person - Second Vatican Council
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Strangest question, but has anyone done an assignment or work on the Second Vatican Council? 😂 if so, hmu xxx
Change is anathema for traditionalist hierarchs who pine for the days before the Second Vatican Council
Hong Kong cardinal defends pope's message to Beijing: … the Second Vatican Council in the mid-1960s when the H...
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The Second Vatican council stepped in and made it possible for nuns to attend grad school and not be restricted to normal nun attire.
Second Vatican Council changed the prospects of church architecture a bit:. .
From the pastoral constitution on the Church in the Modern World of the Second Vatican Council. The mystery of...
The documents of the Second Vatican Council are worthwhile and should be followed more closely in all diocese.
Is it true that most Catholic pedophilia began post-Second Vatican Council?
Christians, the Second Vatican Council recalls, attentive to the signs of the times, should actively "promote the values of marriage and
What was the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) and how did it change the Catholic Church?
50 years ago today, Dei Verbum, the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation from the Second Vatican Council...
Ecumenism was explicitly banned until the Second Vatican Council.
WW IV is what's coming. WW III was called the Second Vatican Council.
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because their need for him is absolute. This was the basic desire of the Second Vatican Council with which Paul VI's ref…
Should The Catechism of the Catholic Church be properly and uniquely named " The Catechism of the Second Vatican Council " ? My answer: Yes.
14 SEP 1964: The third session of the Second Vatican Council was convened by POPE BL PAUL VI at Vatican City until 21 NOV 1964.
The Second Vatican Council “declares that the human person has a right to religious freedom. This freedom means...
The Vatican was taken over by the Jews in 1958. The Second Vatican Council reversed 2000 years of teachings!
The Second Vatican Council appealed for reconciliation with people of other religions and sects.
The Second Vatican Council turned its eyes to the world outside the church.
However, the relation to Martin Luther is seen through its appearance at the Second Vatican Council.
Hey, I took New Testament and an entire course on the Second Vatican Council. I can't judge.
The "opening up" of the Church following the Second Vatican Council had terrible consequences for the influence of…
Tonight! The last Church History w/ Fr. Tucker at 6:30pm- covering the Second Vatican Council!
"...For the future of the world stands in peril unless wiser people are forthcoming." - Second Vatican Council
Jubilee of Mercy: Opening on the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council
Pope John XXIII blesses at the beginning of the Second Vatican Council, 1962
'The Resistance' against Pope Francis: … of the 1962-65 Second Vatican Council and stuck with … Williamson ...
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POLITICAL DIMENSIONS OF PAPAL VISIT I was a young reporter when I covered the 1981 visit of Pope John Paul II to the Philippines. It was the first of the two visits of the Polish pope, who lived long enough (27 years of papacy) to actualize the Church’s teachings enunciated in the 1963 Second Vatican Council. He made his second visit in 1995; he openly said he wanted a third visit, but he did not know how it would ever happen. Until he got sick of Parkinson’s disease and died in 2005. Although I had a Catholic upbringing (I took my elementary and high school education in a Catholic parochial school and a famous Catholic university respectively), I barely knew the teachings of the Second Vatican Council until the fateful 1981 papal visit of John Paul II. By that time, the phrase “preferential option for the poor” resonated into my mind, as I came to understand the deeper meanings of the Church mission. John Paul II did not utter meaningless words, when he said in clear and unequivocal terms that th ...
Interview with cardinal Raymond Leo Burke on liturgy, Second Vatican Council and Synod on the Family:
THE POWER OF JEWISH/CHRISTIAN COOPERATION ON WORLD PROBLEMS By: Gaby Coupchaquejour 1. Beginnings of Working Together for Peaceful Resolutions In the areas where Jewish and Christian interests coincide on global issues, the two religions and the countries which are predominantly of those faiths have the potential to be a combined force for positive change. There has been significant progress in Christian-Jewish contacts through international, national, and regional Church organizations, particularly the Roman Catholic Church, the World Council of Churches (a federation of most non-Catholic Churches, but representing mainly the Protestant Churches), and efforts to form links with Orthodox Churches. As regards the Catholics, the Second Vatican Council set up an office to maintain contact with representatives of Judaism on October 28, 1965 with the aims of combating anti-Semitism and racial prejudices, finding solutions to human rights problems, and promoting interreligious dialogue. A Catholic-Jewish cons . ...
# MYSTICS OF THE CHURCH Incorruptible Saints ) Pope John XXIII (Latin: Ioannes PP. XXIII; Italian: Giovanni XXIII), born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (November 25, 1881 – June 3, 1963), was elected as the 261st Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City on October 28, 1958. He called the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) but did not live to see it to completion, dying on June 3, 1963, two months after the completion of his final encyclical, Pacem in Terris. He was beatified on September 3, 2000, along with Pope Pius IX, the first popes since Pope St. Pius X to receive this honour. He was canonized by Pope Francis; and his incorrupt body still remain till today. Power of God at work. God is Awesome, Wonderful and Marvelous! Pope St. John XXIII, Pray for us! * The Incorruptible Saints - Bodies That Are Incorrupt Read and Share:
The position of Catholic Parish Coordinator is now open for applications. Applicants must demonstrate a familiarity with and commitment to Catholic faith and modern Catholic teaching culture and practice as articulated by the documents of the Second Vatican Council and subsequent statements of the USCCB. Be an active (registered) member in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church. Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or have equivalent work history relevant to the position with at least one year experience as a Catholic Parish Coordinator and/or two years’ experience as a ministry volunteer preferably in a military chapel setting. Have working knowledge and use of a computer. Possess the flexibility to work with the philosophical diversity of the Catholic Parish, within a pluralistic religious setting, and interact constructively with staff and lay volunteers in sometimes stressful situations. Application packets with more information are available at the Chapel Secretary’s office. Interested ap ...
La Salette reflection on Sunday readings June 22, 2014: Bread and Life (Deuteronomy 2:8-16; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58) Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ “Daily bread” is something we pray for often, and we understand it both literally as the food we eat, and figuratively as all the other basic needs of life. Today the image of bread is raised to a still higher level. “I am the bread of life,” Jesus says. The literal sense concerns the Sacrament of the Eucharist; the figurative sense is that Jesus is the deepest, most fundamental need of our life. The Beautiful Lady of La Salette spoke about bread in the plain sense of food, and even more about wheat, without which there would be no bread. But at a deeper level, as she spoke about her Son, she was reminding us that without him we cannot truly live. And when she spoke of the Seventh Day and later about Mass, she was also highlighting the importance of the Eucharist, the Sacrament that since the Second Vatican Council has come to b ...
"After consulting with the Presbyteral Council, and the Personnel Board of the Diocese, I have invited the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, a community of priests dedicated to preserving the Liturgy as it was celebrated prior to the renewal that came with the Second Vatican Council, to come to our Diocese and to serve the parish of Immaculate Conception in downtown El Paso. They will be arriving in the Diocese in August, 2014." Read more from Bishop Seitz here:
In Loving Memory of Archbishop Philip Hannan on his birthday. He was the former Archbishop of New Orleans.~ Hannan was one of two living United States bishops to have attended all four sessions of Vatican II, along with Raymond Hunthausen, Archbishop Emeritus of Seattle, Washington. During his 9 years as Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, and because of his skills as a press officer in both Baltimore and Washington, Hannan became acquainted with several prominent politicians, especially the Kennedy family. It was his familiarity with the Kennedys that would move Hannan into the national spotlight. Hannan was in Rome for meetings of the Second Session of the Second Vatican Council in November 1963 when news reached him concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which forced his immediate return to Washington. At Kennedy's state funeral mass, Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, served as the principal celebrant. Cushing was a close friend of the family who had witnessed and blessed ...
You’re old enough to remember John Paul II’s papacy, but not John XXIII’s? Then don’t miss our fascinating interview two years ago with now-Cardinal Loris Capovilla, who served as Pope John’s secretary and was with him when the future saint died in 1963. Why did Pope John convene the Second Vatican Council? You’ll find plenty of answers here.
Saint Joseph the Worker Every day St. Joseph had to provide for the family's needs with hard manual work. Thus the Church rightly points to him as the patron of workers. Today's is also a wonderful occasion to reflect on the importance of work in the life of the human person, the family and the community. The human being is the subject and the primary agent of work, and in the light of this truth, we can clearly perceive the fundamental connection between the person, work and society. Human activity - the Second Vatican Council recalls - proceeds from the human person and is ordered to the person. According to God's design and will, it must serve the true good of humanity and allow "man as an individual and as a member of society to cultivate and carry out his integral vocation" (cf. Gaudium et spes, n. 35). In order to fulfil this mission, a "tested spirituality of human work" must be cultivated that is firmly rooted in the "Gospel of work" and believers are called to proclaim and to witness to the Chris ...
Speaking before a crowd of half a million that included retired Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis praised St. John for his best-known accomplishment, calling the Second Vatican Council, which he said "showed an exquisite openness to the Holy Spirit." "He let himself be led, and he was for the church a pastor, a servant-leader," the pope said of St. John. "This was his great service to the church. I like to think of him as the pope of openness to the Spirit." Pope Francis characterized St. John Paul as the "pope of the family," a title he said the late pope himself had hoped to be remembered by. Pope Francis said he was sure St. John Paul was guiding the church on its path to two upcoming synods of bishops on the family, to be held at the Vatican this October and in October 2015. The pope invoked the help of the two new papal saints for the synods' success, and he prayed, "May both of them teach us not to be scandalized by the wounds of Christ and to enter ever more deeply into the mystery of divine mercy, w ...
The EU is a Zionist creation. The Vatican was infiltrated by Jewish Masonry at the Second Vatican Council.
---READ THIS-- The Community of Sant'Egidio began in Rome in 1968, in the period following the Second Vatican Council. Today it is a movement of lay people and has more than 60,000 members, dedicated to evangelisation and charity, in Rome, Italy and in more than 73 countries throughout the world. --SO WHAT.??--
Two Popes, Two Legacies In calling the Second Vatican Council and implementing its teachings and sp
The fruits are before us are evident. The fruits which come from the Second Vatican Council destroy the Church. Arch. Lefebvre
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The biographer of Blessed John Paul II, George Weigel, talks about how the Second Vatican Council shaped the future pope's program for the church.
Did you know, there is a FREE downloadable bible software provided by the Holy See, that's cross-referenced to the documents of the Second Vatican Council and to the writings of the Church Fathers?
April 29, 2014 Mary's Pence. In the wake of the Second Vatican Council, a group of Catholic women decided to establish a fund that would especially meet the financial needs of impoverished women. "Mary's Pence" became the first Catholic women's fund, set up by women, for women. Its name was derived from Peter's Pence, the annual collection which helps underwrite the Holy Father's financial aid to various groups. Begun in 1987, the idea for Mary's Pence came up at a women's meeting in Chicago in which server women expressed their frustration in securing grants to aid their work with the poor. A few days later, Sr. Maureen Gallagher(an Adrian Dominican nun who had attended that meeting) imagined God asking her, "What did you do to help the woman minister?" She replied I'm a woman, I couldn't do anything." And God asked her again, "what did you do?" Taking that as a sign, Sr. Maureen secured a grant from the Congregation of St. Agnes, set up a board, and Mary's Pence was born. The following summer i ...
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Several terms that were used within the context of the Second Vatican Council include aggiornamiento, development, and ressourcement.
The Second Vatican Council lasted from 1962 til 1965 and was very concerned about dealing with modern Christian thinking.
Ready for tonight! Giving a short catechesis on Second Vatican Council (go group 2!) It blesses and…
St. John’s feast day is Oct. 11, the anniversary of the day in 1962 that he opened the Second Vatican Council.
"Nostra aetate" is the Second Vatican Council document that declares the goodwill of Catholics to Jews
The opening ceremony of the Second Vatican Council on 11 October 1962.
Archbishop Wenski: "The Second Vatican Council reminded that vocation to holiness was not for a select elite but...
Saint John XXIII: the Divine Office & the Council via
Before Second Vatican Council, all masses are celebrated in Latin. Pope John XXIII changed it to vernacular language
Whereas Pete Best was secretly canonised in a behind the scenes deal at the second Vatican Council.
became standardised in order to create a common liturgical practice. Centuries later,the second Vatican council of 1963
As we also canonized Pope John XXIII, we credit him with the start of the Second Vatican Council. He is shadowed by JP2, but still important
Francis presides over historic day of 4 popes: … having convened the Second Vatican Council. The meetings bro...
"There were and there are many, both in the Church and in the secular media, who would have us believe that Papa...
Saint John XXIII, visionary & father of the Second Vatican Council, pray for us!
Pope John XXIII: the originator of the Second Vatican Council: Vatican, 27 April/MCN/. Today, the C...
"John reigned from 1958-1963 and is a hero to liberal Catholics for having convened the Second Vatican Council."
Pope John XXIII surprised those who thought he'd be a 'caretaker pope' when he convened the Second Vatican Council in 1962.
800,000 turn out to see Popes become Saints: … associated with the Second Vatican Council, the groundbreaking ...
The Second Vatican Council has been much in the news, Catholic and mainstream, occasioned by the canonization of...
Patrick, what is the best commentary on the Second Vatican Council? Today has got me thinking...
This is also the image of the Church which the Second Vatican Council set before us. John XXIII and…
Four popes in one ceremony: … having convened the Second Vatican Council. The meetings brought … who travel...
Despite a call from the Second Vatican Council to recover their traditions, Eastern Catholics in the U.S. must ask for permission to orda...
John L. Allen Jr. writing at the Boston Globe: This will be the first time two popes have been declared saints in the same ceremony, and although projections vary, well over a million people could turn out in Rome to watch history being made, with millions more following the event on TV or over the Internet. … In the Catholic street, John XXIII is an icon of the left, remembered as the pope who launched the reforming Second Vatican Council and opened the Church to the Modern World. John Paul II is a hero to the right, the pope who …read more Source: Breitbart
Since the Second Vatican Council until this day, the authorities of the Roman Church are animated by the spirit of modernism.
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Archbishop of Chicago Francis Cardinal George will discuss the consequences of the Second Vatican Council on Tues., April 8 as part of Saint Xavier University?s (SXU) Catholic Colloquium lecture series.
Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George will speak on the Second Vatican Council in a free lecture at Saint Xavier University on April 8.
Allah is not the God of the Bible: does not accept the dogma of the Holy Trinity, per the Qur'an. The Christian beliefs regarding incarnation and the crucifixion are also not shared by Muslims. Second Vatican Council, Nostra Aetate 3, October 28, 1965 “The Church has also a high regard for the Muslims. They worship God, who is one, living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth (Cf. St. Gregory VII, Letter III, 21 to Anazir [Al-Nasir], King of Mauretania PL, 148.451A.), who has spoken to men. They strive to submit themselves without reserve to the hidden decrees of God, just as Abraham submitted himself to God’s plan, to whose faith Muslims eagerly link their own. Although not acknowledging him as God, they venerate Jesus as a prophet, his Virgin Mother they also honor, and even at times devoutly invoke. Further, they await the day of judgment and the reward of God following the resurrection of the dead. For this reason they highly esteem an upright life and worship God, ...
As President Obama travels to meet Pope Francis in Rome this week, the New York Times has published an excellent article about Barack Obama's "Catholic roots." I know it's a commitment to read it (because it's lengthy), but I've pasted it below for your convenience. Take some time today to read it if you care about such issues. It's worth the investment for a greater understanding of the importance of this historic meeting. NY TIMES, author: Jason Horowitz CHICAGO — In a meeting room under Holy Name Cathedral, a rapt group of black Roman Catholics listened as Barack Obama, a 25-year-old community organizer, trained them to lobby their fellow delegates to a national congress in Washington on issues like empowering lay leaders and attracting more believers. “He so quickly got us,” said Andrew Lyke, a participant in the meeting who is now the director of the Chicago Archdiocese’s Office for Black Catholics. The group succeeded in inserting its priorities into the congress’s plan for churches, Mr .. ...
Bleibt noch etwas vom Christentum übrig? One man who is out to open many old “secrets” in the Catholic church is Pope Francis. Some of the beliefs that are held in the church but contrary to the loving nature of God are now being set aside by the Pope who was recently named The Man of The Year by TIME Magazine. Pope Francis 1 There Is No *** Fire; Adam & Eve Not Real – Pope Francis Exposes In his latest revelations, Pope Francis said: “Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal *** where people suffer. This doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity. God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see *** as a literary device. *** is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God.” In a shocking speech that is reverbera ...
"Christ is the light of humanity; and it is, accordingly, the heart-felt desire of this sacred Council, being gathered together in the Holy Spirit, that, by proclaiming his Gospel to every creature, it may bring to all men that light of Christ which shines out visibly from the Church." These words open the Second Vatican Council's Dogmatic Constitution on the Church. By choosing this starting point, the Council demonstrates that the article of faith about the Church depends entirely on the articles concerning Christ Jesus. The Church has no other light than Christ's; according to a favorite image of the Church Fathers, the Church is like the moon, all its light reflected from the sun. There is hope!... Celebrate Lent!
Bishop Provost names Catholic Charities Director PDF Print E-mail Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:35 LAKE CHARLES – Bishop Glen John Provost has appointed directors of two very important areas of ministry in the Diocese of Lake Charles - Sister Mary Vianney Walsh, RSM, is now the Director of Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana and Sister Miriam MacLean will become the Director of the Office of Religious Education following her August 16 profession of perpetual vows for the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan. Sister Miriam will assume the duties currently the responsibility of Father Nathan Long, who has served as interim director of the office since Feb. 1, 2012. The Bishop has also named Very Reverend Derek Covert, J.C.L., as Diocesan Chaplain for the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Father Covert retains his duties as Judicial Vicar. Sr. Mary Vianney, RSM, (at left) a native of Boston, graduated from Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing as a Register Nurse in 1969, received a Ba .. ...
MEET THE MAN WHO DESIGNS PAPAL VESTMENTS. His name is Raniero Mancinelli, and since the Second Vatican Council he...
"The restoration of unity among all Christians is one of the principal concerns of the Second Vatican Council.". -Vatican II
Romans not Jews killed Christ, The Second Vatican Council of the Roman Catholic Church categorically stated that
The Declaration of the Second Vatican Council in 1965, said: "Upon the Muslims the Church looks with esteem. They adore One God."
Absolutely. Plenty of what we see now is not the decision of Second Vatican Council.
Debating whether to watch this atrocious series on the Second Vatican Council... Am I gonna want to rip my hair out?
Drinking coffee, listening to Mark Knopfler, and reading documents from the Second Vatican Council.
Oh, the SSPX are this ultra-traditionalist group who reject the validity of the Second Vatican Council, and in particular...
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They're an ultra-traditionalist Catholic group that doesn't accept the Second Vatican Council.
About the Author II: In the years prior to the Second Vatican Council, I also remember attending daily Mass be...
Pope Francis: laity are 'protagonists' in Church's mission. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis issued a message Friday evening to the participants at a conference in Rome on the laity, urging them to work for the social inclusion of the poor and calling on lay movements to maintain a vital link with their local parishes. The March 7-8 conference, held at the Pontifical Lateran University, was organized under the theme, “The Mission of Lay Christians in the City”. In his message, the Pope cited the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and underlined that the lay faithful, in virtue of their baptism, “are protagonists in the work of evangelization and human promotion”. “Incorporated in the Church, each member of the People of God is inseparably a disciple and a missionary. We must always start again from this foundation, common to all of us, children of Mother Church,” he said. As a consequence of this common belonging to the Church and to participation in its mission, it is important that parishes ...
Lent Day 5 - Truly Risen from the DeadWhen we recite the Creed, we don't say a word about Jesus' teaching, but we do profess that Jesus was "crucified under Pontius Pilate." He did not simply die; he was put to death, precisely as a political criminal. He was killed on a Roman instrument of torture--overwhelmed, it seemed, by the hatred, violence, and dysfunction of the sinful world. In that case, why don't we see Jesus simply as another in a long line of tragic heroes, raging in vain against the powers of the world? Because, as the Creed puts it, "on the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the scriptures." Throughout much of the period after the Second Vatican Council, too many theologians, teachers, and preachers have tended to downplay the reality of the Resurrection, turning it into a vague symbol or an expression of the faith of the disciples. But if this is all the Resurrection means, then forget it! Anglican bishop and New Testament scholar N.T. Wright has commented incisively that if Jesus h ...
the assembly of chuch founder and leaders . Related pages: - Largest Assemblies of God Communities - Statement of Fundamental Truths - AG beliefs - Famous Other Pentecostals - Famous members of the Church of God in Christ - Pentecostal Science Fiction Writers - Pentecostalism in Science Fiction Religious Leaders: - Jim Bakker - once popular PTL televangelist (defrocked by AG after sex/financial scandal) - Jimmy Swaggart - televangelist; instrumental in exposing Jim Bakker scandal; soon thereafter scandalized himself after being repeatedly caught with prostitutes - Tammy Faye Bakker - former wife of Jim Bakker and PTL co-leader; featured in film The Eyes of Tammy Faye - Benny Hinn - televangelist; TV faith healer - Jack Coe - AG minister and faith healer - David du Plessis - AG minister; one of the founders of the Charismatic movement; served as the Pentacostal representative at the Second Vatican Council - David Yonggi Cho - Senior Pastor of the Yoido Full Gospel Church, the world's largest known congrega ...
Nuns of various orders at a conference related to the Second Vatican Council, Hotel Lobby, Chicago, c1960s. Featuring from left to right: a Sister of the Holy Cross, a Franciscan Nun, a Dominican Nun, a Sister of St. Agnes, and a Daughter of Charity. I always thought other orders dressed so alien and weird compared to the nuns we had.
Few words from Archbishop Mark Coleridge: "Pope Francis has called the whole Church to have "a missionary heart". I commend Catholic Charismatic Renewal for their renewed focus on mission in the Archdiocese of Brisbane and for gathering people together for reconciliation and renewal as they begin their 2014 ministry year. I am deeply grateful to God for the ways in which Charismatic spiritually has been such a refreshment and power at the very heart of the Church since the Second Vatican Council. In ways both seen and unseen Charismatic spirituality has chained the face of the Church both in Australia and around the world since that extraordinary outburst of the Holy Spirit back in the 1970s when the Catholic Charismatic Renewal was born. I wish CCR every blessing in all their missionary works for the sake of the Gospel."
‘SINCE the Second Vatican Council in 1962, the Roman Catholic Church has striven to adapt to the Modern World. But in the West—where many hoped a contemporary message would go down best—believers have left in droves. Sunday mass attendance in England and Wales has fallen...
Abraham Foxman joined the Anti-Defamation League, one of America’s most visible Jewish advocacy organizations, in 1965, the year the Second Vatican Council ended. Among its other accomplishments, that gathering of Catholic bishops from around the world attempted to set a new course for Catholic-Jewi...
The Old Roman Catholic Church refuses any contact with the so-called "Old Catholic" of Utrecht, an ultra-modernist and liberal Church. Our jurisdiction is absolutely traditional and rejects all doctrinal and liturgical innovations following the Second Vatican Council.
Rediscovering fundamental content of the Faith as set out in Catechism: Porta Fidei: presents d catechism of d catholic church signed @ the 30th anniversary opening of the Second Vatican Council as a precious nd indispensable tool for arriving Faith
Among the Cardinals who are not electors, one should notice Archbishop Capovilla, the secretary of Pope John XXIII (who will soon be canonized during the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council).
Fr. Ed will present his final reflection on the Parish Mission statement this Sunday. Please join us between the Masses on December 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Center Gym when Fr. Ed will be speaking on "Ecumenism." As with the homilies that Fr. Ed has given on the mission statement, we plan to make his talk available through the parish's audio Web site, and also make a printed copy of his reflections, including the reflection questions, available on our Web site and in this weekend's bulletin. Although it's not necessary to do so before listening to the talk, you would find it helpful to read the Second Vatican Council's "Decree on Ecumenism," Unitatis Redintegratio, available on the Vatican Web site at Also available on the Vatican Web site is Pope Bl. John Paul II's encyclical "On Commitment to Ecumenism," Ut Unum Sint.
Due to inclement weather, "In the Service of the Word: The Catholic Media & The New Evangelization," a symposium to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Decree on Social Communications of the Second Vatican Council, is being rescheduled to a later date (TBD).
Fr. Peter Stravinskas on the Liturgy and Vatican II: "Sociologists of religion remind us that worship always occurs within a context: cultural, political, sociological, religious. Worship forms for the Catholic community underwent a tremendous change in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council. The Council itself was a great blessing to the Church, but it took place in a time of unparalleled social upheaval. Not to have lived then is to be almost incapable of appreciating the degree of confusion and uprootedness which characterized the years of Vatican II and, most especially, its immediate aftermath. To many, it appeared that the train of the Church had been derailed, and one of the first victims of that crash was the Sacred Liturgy. If the plan of the Council Fathers had been followed; if unlawful experimentation had not been tolerated; if unwarranted and unwise changes had not been introduced; things would have been different. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo in Sri Lanka and former S ...
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VATICAN ON EVANGELIZATION FIVE CHAPTERS DOCUMENT The Vatican has released Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium [Joy of the Gospel], one of the most important papal documents on evangelization of the past five decades. The apostolic exhortation, dated November 24 and devoted to the proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world, follows the 13th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which took place in October 2012. The synod’s theme was “New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.” In the decades following the Second Vatican Council, whose documents included the Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church (Ad Gentes, 1965), Venerable Paul VI issued an apostolic exhortation on evangelization (Evangelii Nuntiandi, 1975), and Blessed John Paul II wrote an encyclical letter on the permanent validity of the Church’s missionary mandate (Redemptoris Missio, 1990).
Catholic Church and slavery: The issue of slavery was one that historically did not see a consistent position by the Catholic Church, but was a subject of a long debate that began early in the history of the Church, and which gave increased support toward abolition in the 19th century. In 1965 the Second Vatican Council declared without qualification that slavery was an "infamy" that dishonored the Creator and was a poison in society. [1] Throughout most of human history, slavery has been practiced and accepted by many cultures and religions around the world. Certain passages in the Old Testament sanctioned slavery [2] and the New Testament gave no clear teaching to indicate that slavery was now prohibited. Throughout Christian antiquity and the Middle Ages, theologians generally followed St. Augustine in holding that although slavery could not be justified under natural law it was not absolutely forbidden by that law. As a consequence the Roman Catholic Church, up until the modern era, came to accept cer ...
Eric Gajewski posted in Defeat the Heresies of Religious Liberty and Liberty of Conscience 8:37am Apr 26 Several things...first another reiteration of the humanistic principles of the conciliar church I again remind you these humanistic principles were condemned during the french revolution from the outside of the church attacking within now its taught by the Second Vatican Council and all the post conciliar popes against Tradition...then the other atrocity is the reiteration of consciences that think in unity for the common good of man this pertains nothing to Catholicism... 71. This deviation from solid humanistic principles that a technical mindset can produce is seen today in certain technological applications in the fields of development and peace. Often the development of peoples is considered a matter of financial engineering, the freeing up of markets, the removal of tariffs, investment in production, and institutional reforms — in other words, a purely technical matter. All these factors are of ...
What a great afternoon with Bishop Emeritus Remi De Roo! Here is Sue Valois as well as Deb and Linc Stine meeting with Bishop Remi and getting him to sign his book "Remi De Roo: Chronicles of a Vatican II Bishop." The third picture is the ring that Pope Paul VI gave to the bishops who were at the Second Vatican Council. Ah-Mazing!
Remi De Roo, Bishop Emeritus of Victoria, B.C., will be giving a presentation on Sunday (October 27) afternoon from 1-3 pm at Mary, Mother of the Church, in Burnsville, on his experiences at all 4 sessions of the Second Vatican Council. This is a truly rare and wonderful experience that shouldn't be missed!
The Pope: how the Church will change Dialogue between Francis and La Repubblica's founder, Eugenio Scalfari: "Starting from the Second Vatican Council, open to modern culture". The conversation in the Vatican after the Pope's letter to La Repubblica: "Convert you? Proselytism is solemn nonsense. You have to meet people and listen to them." Lo leggo dopo Pope Francis (ap) by EUGENIO SCALFARI Pope Francis told me: "The most serious of the evils that afflict the world these days are youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old. The old need care and companionship; the young need work and hope but have neither one nor the other, and the problem is they don't even look for them any more. They have been crushed by the present. You tell me: can you live crushed under the weight of the present? Without a memory of the past and without the desire to look ahead to the future by building something, a future, a family? Can you go on like this? This, to me, is the most urgent problem that the Church is facing." Yo ...
"What happended after the Second Vatican Council could itself almost be called a cultural revolution..." Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
On this day in 1963, the parish began “a Solemn Novena for the success of the Second Vatican Council.”
Roman Chief Rabbi Praises Pope In Yom Kippur Address The righteous is guided by his friend; but the way of the wicked leadeth them astray. (Proverbs 12:26) In his Yom Kippur speech, delivered at sundown on Friday, Roman Chief Rabbi, Dr. Riccardo Di Segni, praised Pope Francis for a letter he wrote to the national daily La Repubblica. According to the Jerusalem Post, the letter was a response to challenging questions asked by Eugenio Scalfari, the paper’s cofounder and former editor, and a self-proclaimed “nonbeliever.” Scalfari has previously questioned whether God had actually kept his promise to Abraham and the People of Israel for prosperity and happiness, considering centuries of persecution culminating in the Shoah [Holocaust]. Pope Francis replied: “This is a question – believe me – that touches us profoundly as Christians, because with the help of God, especially since the Second Vatican Council [created 50 years ago], we have rediscovered that the Jewish People are still for us the hol ...
Vaticanum Secundum (Opening of the Second Vatican Council) - I: via
This is simply the letter that cites the doctrine established at the Second Vatican Council, yes?
On September 14th, 1964: The opening of the third period of the Second Vatican Council.
On September 14th, 1965: The opening of the fourth and final period of Second Vatican Council.
Contrary to what the heretical Second Vatican Council, Pope John Paul II, Benedict XVI or Pope Francis tell you.
Pope at public audience. Sept 11. speaks of the Church as "our mother". as the Second Vatican Council did
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Year of Faith: Msgr. Michael Magee speaks on “Word of God, Light of Nations: Re-discovering the Second Vatican Council" 9/11, Lourdes, 7pm
pope since the Second Vatican Council, and therefore the teachings promulgated by popes since then and by the council...
"Gaudium et spies" was promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on 07 December 1965. It is one of the Second Vatican Council documents.
"Ignorance of the scriptures is ignorance of Christ: Second Vatican Council
Finished reading 100 Years of Modernism: A Genealogy of the Principles of the Second Vatican Council last night -- wow. recommended to all
Pope Francis keeps making me think I should stop being a Protestant minister and instead become a Catholic priest. (Kidding!) But I like the Bishop of Rome more and more. The latest: He's paving the way for Pope John XXIII, who liberalized the Church, to become a saint. Wow. (BTW if Rome is looking for a second miracle performed by Pope John XXIII, I think convening the Second Vatican Council was a miracle in itself.)
“The Latin American ecclesial and theological movement known as “Liberation Theology”, which spread to other parts of the world after the Second Vatican Council, should in my opinion be included among the most important currents in 20th century Catholic theology.” This authoritative and glorifying h...
Does the Bible teach that there is an intermediate state for the departed soul called "Purgatory"? The doctrine of Purgatory in the Catholic church is explained in this statement from the Second Vatican Council, p. 63, which says, "The truth has been divinely revealed that sins are followed by punishments. God's holiness and justice inflict them. Sins must be expiated. This may be done on this earth through the sorrows, miseries and trials of this life and, above all, through death. Otherwise the expiation must be made in the next life through fire and torments or purifying punishments. " The Protestant church has objected to the doctrine of Purgatory by stating that this teaching denies the sufficiency and full efficacy of Christ's atoning sacrifice. To say that our sins are expiated by our suffering is an insult to the cross of Christ since it says that the cross was not sufficient to cleanse us of our sins. It says that we must suffer, that we must do something to have our sins fully cleansed. Instead, ...
The first error of this article is to somehow have the appraoch that SSPX is not in the Church or already not in "full communion" with Eternal Rome therefore what is with this new push toward being "recognized" when we as true traditionalists are already recognized by the Faith and indeed Christ Himself it is they who have left the Church objectively speaking. Second, from the article it goes: "Though that April 15th declaration is not without need of some corrections – which Bishop Fellay himself acknowledged." Yes, you could say that it has clear DOCTRINAL problems hence the resistance. Three changes in the shift of the "new" direction of SSPX are from the Doctrinal preamble from Bishop Fellay: 5. The affirmations of the Second Vatican Council and of the later Pontifical Magisterium relating to the relationship between the Church and the non-Catholic Christian confessions, as well as the social duty of religion and the right to Religious Liberty, whose formulation is with difficulty reconcilable with ...
IN REPLY... ... TO A SUGGESTION THAT BELIEVERS SIMPLY REFUSE TO TAKE ON BOARD ANY EVIDENCE PRESENTED BY MODERN SCIENCE Alexander Hamlyn-Hyde: Oh, they do take it all on board - and a much larger proportion of them than you seem to be prepared to give credit for! One of the main reasons why we don't and can't agree on many more issues raised here, is your assumption that all believers must, by definition, be living in bygone times, if not in a total scientific and social vaccuum. In your eagerness to spread your views, you overlook not only the fact that believers are just as capable of individual thinking as non-believers, but also the recent, or relatively recent, changes that have taken place in many of the major religious organisations in our part of the world. Since the Second Vatican Council, some fifty years ago, even the famously traditionalist Roman Catholic Church has implemented a vast and far-reaching modernisation programme to meet the current expectations of both society and science - and th ...
Vatican City, 19 June 2013 (VIS) - Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis of the Wednesday general audience to the expression “of the body” that the Second Vatican Council used to indicate the nature of the Church: the Church is the body of Christ. The Pope recalled the text of the conversion of Saul, who became Paul, in order to explain how the Apostle, with that experience, tells us how profound the union between Christians and Christ is.   “The image of the body helps us to understand this deep bond between Church and Christ, which St. Paul particularly developed,” the Pope said. “The Church … is a living body … and this body has a head, Jesus, who guides, nourishes, and sustains it. … [But], the same way that in a body it is important that the lifeblood courses for it to live, so must we allow Jesus to work in us, so that his Word might guide us, his Eucharistic presence might nourish and inspire us, and so that his love might give strength to our love for our neighbour.”   “In th ...
@ Fatima Portugal We urge every Catholic and others to search for the truth.Some points: *Many of the heirarchy at the time knew and read the secret. They all said it involved apostasy (denial of faith) and it would begin at the top of the Church. *The secret was to be published in 1960".- IT WASNT * The Church leaders decided it should be kept hidden "forever" against the will of God - but God knew they would!. * It was not read because it involved the Second Vatican Council and the souls lost through it. * Paul VI, who was on the Chair at the close of the Council, declared Satan had entered the temple of God. *They lied about what Lucia really said- contradicting her to the extreme. She decribed *** which Our Lady showed her- the Vatican says she said that Jesus condemns no one to *** . The Vatican II form of Ecumenism ,was always condemned by the Church. Now this false teaching is circulated, the Devil using the tactic of "they all should be one" - the condemned version - see what was taught before ...
Eight Good Reasons for Being Catholic by Richard Rohr, O.F.M., and Joseph Martos Many of us who are older and who grew up in the Church before the Second Vatican Council never seriously faced the question, "Why be Catholic?" Not being Catholic was almost unthinkable for us, as unthinkable as not being American. Yet today, many people are in fact asking the question, "Why be Catholic?" They ask that question when their parish liturgy becomes intolerably boring, when they disagree with the pope or bishops on social issues, when they divorce and remarry and are told that they can't receive Communion. Often the question is, "Why remain Catholic?" Following Vatican II, Catholics rightly rethought the narrow approach they had taken with the belief that outside the Church there is no salvation. They broadened the idea of salvation so that it could embrace God's love for all Christians, and indeed all persons of good faith. If good people of other religious persuasions can be saved, then why be —or remain—Cat ...
Theologian Hans Küng ... open letter to all Catholic Bishops Venerable Bishops, Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, and I were the youngest theologians at the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965. Now we are the oldest and the only ones still fully active. I have always understood my theological work as a service to the Roman Catholic Church. For this reason, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XVI, I am making this appeal to you in an open letter. In doing so, I am motivated by my profound concern for our church, which now finds itself in the worst credibility crisis since the Reformation. Please excuse the form of an open letter; unfortunately, I have no other way of reaching you. I deeply appreciated that the pope invited me, his outspoken critic, to meet for a friendly, four-hour-long conversation shortly after he took office. This awakened in me the hope that my former colleague at Tubingen University might find his way to promote an ongoing renewal of ...
Pope Francis' FULL SPEECH AT THE GENERAL AUDIENCE THIS MORNING:(GMT Roman time) "Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Today I would like to touch briefly on another of the terms with which the Second Vatican Council defined the Church, that of “People of God" (cf. Dogmatic Constitution. Lumen Gentium, 9; Catechism of the Catholic Church, 782). I shall do so with a few questions upon which we can all reflect. 1. What does it mean to be "People of God"? First of all, it means that God does not really belong to any people; for it is He who calls us, who summons us, who invites us to be part of his people, and this invitation is open to all, without distinction, because God’s mercy “desires all people to be saved "(1 Tim 2:4). Jesus does not tell the Apostles and us to form an exclusive group, an elite group. Jesus says: Go and make disciples of all nations (cf. Mt 28:19). St Paul says that within the people of God, in the Church, "there is neither Jew nor Gentile ... for you are all one in Christ J ...
Bishop Fellay’s Doctrinal Preamble It seems necessary to comment on the April 15th, 2012 Doctrinal Preamble proposed by His Excellency Bishop B. Fellay, Superior General of the SSPX, to Cardinal Levada. It was a secret for almost a year and was finally made public this past few weeks. This version of the Doctrinal Preamble met strong protests at the General Chapter. Consequently Bishop Fellay withdrew it without however repudiating it. This text consequently gives us an idea of the concessions, which Bishop Fellay would agree to concede, should he be allowed to do so. As a matter of fact, Bishop Fellay seems to accept to some extent: 1.- Vatican II 2.- the N.O.M. 3.- the New Code of Canon Law. The Council “II.- We declare that we accept the teachings of the Magisterium of the Church in the substance of Faith and Morals, adhering to each doctrinal affirmation in the required degree, according to the doctrine contained in No. 25 of the dogmatic constitution Lumen Gentium of the Second Vatican Council. ( ...
Quick reminder ... Duc in Altum Young Adult Adoration and Holy Mass this Friday at Sacred Heart Parish in Ponsonby at 7.30pm. First Friday Vigil is dedicated to all vocations, especially the Priesthood. Friday 14, 21 and 28 June Fr Chris Denham will be giving talks on three key Vatican II documents after Adoration: Lumen Gentium, Dei Verbum and Gaudium et Spes. This is a great Year of Faith initiative as we recognise the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. All welcome - to register for more information contact Greg at ducinaltum2013
A series of workshops for Catholics seeking to know and practice their faith.
Tom Woodman: "It has been widely reported that Pope Francis' comment that 'good' atheists will go to heaven has been 'corrected' by a Vatican 'spokesman'. Yet the Pope said nothing new, and Vatican proclaimed this obvious truth a long time ago. The Church has said for many decades that those who follow their consciences as best they can will be saved by God. The report about the so-called 'Vatican spokesman' stems from a secularist paper, and is a bad misunderstanding. Fr Roskia is a Canadian member of the Vatican press corps. This does not make him an official Vatican spokesman reprimanding the Pope on behalf of the whole institution. This is just another example of the media either deliberately or out of ignorance misrepresenting the Church."
For some of my new friends... that is me with John Paul II before I woke up to what happened at the nondogmatic/heretical Second Vatican Council.
The great Erasmus once wrote: "The desire to write grows with writing." Couldn't agree more. I just scared myself by tallying up my current writing projects: 1) A new book on sacramental theology for Paulist Press; 2) A journal article for the "James Joyce Journal" on an aspect of "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"; 3) A chapter for a festschrift in honor of my doktorvater, Joseph A. Komonchak; 4) A chapter for a new book on the Second Vatican Council; 5) A collection of short stories based on the submarine patrols in which I participated; 6) My first novel, to be based on a mysterious ring found in my father's belongings after he passed away. All of this in addition to continuing monthly columns to two national journals. Love it!!!
Rev. Andrew Greeley, a leading sociologist of religion, social change, ethnic groups, the priesthood and other subjects at the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago, died Wednesday in his apartment at the John Hancock Center. He was 85.
Disgusting. Cool for a hotel, not for a place where the Holy Sacrifice is offered. Looks like some Orwellian state-run Church in a totally post-Christian world... a place where all gather and 'worship'. Really scary.
The Second Vatican Council is THE moment of renewal for the Church, and for the Church’s mission and faith.
Feature Article Francis’ reform club ‘Cleaning up’ the Curia Robert Mickens - 20 April 2013 The new Pope’s unprecedented decision to create a commission of cardinals to study how the Catholic Church is governed has been seen by many observers as a response to recent Vatican scandals. But it is a far more radical move than that, as analysis of his choice of commissioners shows “Revolution does not easily come to mind when we think of the papacy.” Those words appeared in the opening lines of a book that Archbishop Emeritus John R. Quinn of San Francisco published in 1999. The Reform of the Papacy: the costly call to Christian unity (Crossroads, New York) was a response of the former president of the US bishops’ conference to John Paul II’s 1995 encyclical, Ut Unum Sint, in which the late Pope asked Christian leaders to help him find a new “way of exercising (papal) primacy”. Archbishop Quinn said that, similar to the Second Vatican Council, the encyclical was a “revolution”. As he wr ...
SEE THESE SAMPLE OF PICTURES AND TELL ME WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND + As I wrote before .. It is not something new that the Roman Catholic Church speaks about Atheists and followers of other religions as being saved. The Second Vatican Council says so.. The honored late Pope, John Paul II in his visit to India allowed the priestess of the pagan god SHIVA to anoint him with the oil prepared to bless the idol worshipers. Also he kissed the Quran the book of Islam as a holy scripture.. He met with Voodoo magician ( kind of black magic ) and shook hands with him .. I wonder, was he giving them hope ? Was he giving them the message of the Gospel ? Was he then preaching the good news and saved their lives ? Did they become Christians by these acts of -so called- love ? You know what happened ?.. some of the Christian Catholics left faith and converted to these false and primitive religions.. TELL ME I AM WRONG ... I WISH I AM ..
Question of the Day Is the Pope God? Q. Set me straight on the issue of the pope being God on earth, or heaven, or both? I'm not the best Catholic, but I do try in being the best person I can be. My mother stands fast with ridiculing any faith other than Seventh-day Adventist. It’s very hard trying to defend all the propaganda raised by other faiths that are against the Catholic faith. — A. Here’s a reply from Father Reginald Martin: Ironically, individuals who criticize the Church for not interpreting the Bible literally in other matters overlook Catholics’ very literal interpretation of Jesus’ words, “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church” (Mt 16:18). These differences can probably never be resolved, so good manners ought to guide theological discussions between Catholics and non-Catholics. The Second Vatican Council’s document Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church) sums up the Church’s belief on the Pope’s authority. “When Christ instituted the Twel ...
1. Hearing the word of God with reverence and proclaiming it with faith, the sacred synod takes its direction from these words of St. John: "We announce to you the eternal life which dwelt with the Father and was made visible to us. What we have seen and heard we announce to you, so that you may hav...
announces he will begin a new series of audience talks on the church, using the texts of the Second Vatican Council
A disciple is called by God, not because of his talents and skills and what he can do, but according to God’s own purpose and grace (Second Vatican Council). :D
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The Second Vatican Council has favoured, inconceivably, the diffusion of liberal errors.
The Second Vatican Council itself has been the chief agent in the self-destruction of the Catholic Church.
(RNS) Is Pope Francis endorsing heresy? It might look that way from headlines that made it seem as though the pontiff had said that everyone – even atheists! – were destined for heaven. What he actually said was boilerplate Catholic doctrine.
I think it is about time we have this discussion. Especially for our youth. There seem to be a bit of descent concerning this issue. A number of persons have even gone as far as saying that one way is correct and the other way down right wrong. Please read and share your thoughts and opinions. The Mass of Pope Paul VI was introduced in 1969, after the Second Vatican Council. Commonly called the Novus Ordo, (New Order) it is the Mass that most Catholics today are familiar with. Interest in the Traditional Latin Mass, celebrated in essentially the same form for the previous 1,400 years, has never been higher, largely because of Pope Benedict XVI's emeritus release of the “motu proprio Summorum Pontificum” on July 7, 2007, restoring the Traditional Latin Mass as one of two approved forms of the Mass. There are many small differences between the two Masses, but what are the most obvious differences? The Language of the Mass: The New Order is most commonly celebrated in the vernacular--that is, the ...
The Second Vatican Council was one of the greatest projects of the spirit of the Antichrist, which he successfully implemented in the Catholic Church in these End Times.
2012 HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI (Emeritus) FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI Dear Brothers and Sisters, This evening I would like to meditate with you on two interconnected aspects of the Eucharistic Mystery: worship of the Eucharist and its sacred nature. It is important to reflect on them once again to preserve them from incomplete visions of the Mystery itself, such as those encountered in the recent past. First of all, a reflection on the importance of Eucharistic worship and, in particular, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We shall experience it this evening, after Mass, before the procession, during it and at its conclusion. A unilateral interpretation of the Second Vatican Council penalized this dimension, in practice restricting the Eucharist to the moment of its celebration. Indeed it was very important to recognize the centrality of the celebration in which the Lord summons his people, gathers it round the dual table of the Word and of the Bread of life, nourishes and unites it wi ...
PASTORAL Given that the Democratic Party is absolutely committed to abortion rights and the legalization of same-sex marriage, and is therefore by very clear implication the enemy of the Catholic faith, should the USCCB issue a pastoral letter warning American Catholics about the Democratic Party?
.. and lifetime fighting against the hijackers of the Holy Catholic Church ( as it was before the Second Vatican Council ) , against those apostate pretenders claiming to be the Catholics -
D.J. Grothe, president of the James Randi Education Foundation, an organization of skeptics, said he hears echoes of the landmark Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) in Francis' remarks. And while he takes issue with some policies of the Catholic Church — the promotion of miracles, the opposition to ...
Message Of President A MESSAGE FOR THE DIOCESAN PRIESTS OF INDIA Dear Brother Priests, Greetings in the Everlasting Name of the Eternal Good Shepherd! In the whole process of the establishment of the Conference of Diocesan Priests of India (CDPI), I perceive how even almost four and a half decades after the historic event of the Second Vatican Council, Holy Mother the Church is still in the process of realising the richness of the dream of the council fathers to become a Communion of Communities. The Bishops of the CCBI found it beneficial for the Church in India to nurture fraternity and mutual support among the diocesan priests in India through the Conference of Diocesan Priests and took painstaking steps to initiate the process by giving it a Constitution in their 20th Plenary Assembly held at Jamshedpur on 16th February 2008. I thank the former National Patrons of the CDPI and my predecessors for their hard work and commitment to this cause. The unity of diocesan priests is important not merely bec .. ...
Pope Benedict XVI declared that the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) holds no canonical status in the Church and that this is based on doctrinal rather than disciplinary reasons. How then, can a follower of SSPX claim to be in full communion with the Pope, especially if the follower denies the Second Vatican Council and holds that Conciliar Popes are in heresy? The infallible pre-Vatican II Church is the same Church that created all Conciliar and post-Conciliar Cardinal Electors and entrusted them with the responsibility of electing each subsequent Pope. All future Popes will be elected in continuity with the previous Popes. Is it possible that claiming to be more Catholic than the Pope is what caused SSPX to have no canonical status? Didn't the SSPX founding Bishops agree to respect and obedience toward the Pope and his Successors, as Priests do to their Bishop? Do they not recognize the Pope as first among equals, presiding in love, the Bishop of Rome, through whom Catholic Bishops remain in Apostolic Suc ...
Christian George Francisco Acevedo wrote: I really won't mind if Dan Brown calls Manila as gates of well. Or any part of that Philippines for that matter, or any part of the world. It's just a product of his creative genius. After all, *** does not exist. According to the teachings of the second Vatican Council, there is no *** In theology, *** is not a geographical place, but is a metaphor for distance from ...
Mary, Help of Christians Today, we celebrate the Feast of Mary, Help of Christians. Our Blessed Mother has been the help, counsel, succor, and success of Christians throughout time. She gave the Rosary to Saint Dominic as a powerful prayer aid, and has repeatedly encouraged its use throughout history, appearing and assisting at Guadalupe, Fatima, Lourdes, Banneux, Beauraing, Akita, Pontmain, New Orleans, Laus, and many other places. We are reminded of Our Lady’s love for us, and her unfailing assistance, every time we pray the opening words of the Memorare: “Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, that it is a thing unheard of, that anyone ever had recourse to your protection, implored your help or sought you intercession, and was left forsaken…” The tradition of the title of Mary, Help of Christians, dates back to 1571 when Christianity was saved through the intercession of the Blessed Mother during the now famous battle of Leparto. It was in this battle—on October 7, later declared as the Feast o ...
Becoming Salty Christians in a World Without Flavor, Rotting from Within At the end of today's Gospel passage from St. Mark (Mk. 9: 41 -50), after Jesus emphasized the importance of avoiding all temptations to sin, Jesus offered what appears to be a cryptic admonition to his disciples: "Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another." What did He mean? The Jerome Biblical Commentary reflecting on the passage notes, \"Salt and fire suggest the purification the disciples will undergo through persecution and suffering.\" The Venerable Bede suggested a further insight, \"Everyone will be salted with fire, says Jesus, because spiritual wisdom must purify all the elect of any kind of corruption through carnal desire. Or he may be speaking of the fire of tribulation, which exercises the patience of the faithful to enable them to reach perfection\" These words are offered within t ...
What are charismatic gifts? The Second Vatican Council affirmed the legitimacy of charisms, both ordinary and extraordinary. A charism is simply "a grace freely given by God to build up the Church," as opposed to the graces given to sanctify the individual. St. Paul gives a list of charisms in 1 Cor. 12. They include ordinary charisms like teaching and administration and extraordinary ones like healing, miracles, and tongues. These things by themselves don't make the person holier, rather they enable him or her to serve others. Finally, the authenticity of charisms must be discerned, since charisms are not necessarily from the spirit of God (1 John 4). The Council taught, Whether these charisms be very remarkable or more simple and widely diffused, they are to be received with thanksgiving and consolation since they are fitting and useful for the needs of the Church. Extraordinary gifts are not to be rashly desired nor is it from them that the fruits of apostolic labors are to be presumptuously expected. ...
When the Catholic Church teaches that marriage is a covenant, it is using an ancient and rich biblical concept to describe how God's steadfast and exclusive love for his people is a model for the loving union of a married couple.
Sorry, but the way some of my fellow priests celebrate Mass confuses me. Is it the same Roman Catholic liturgy? Musings on a busy (as usual) Marian feastday morning!
1 Open answer to the Open Letter of Bishop Williamson to the members of the SSPX Singapore, May 12, 2013 Most Reverend and dear Bishop Williamson, I hear the basic accusation: “the present leadership of the Society of St Pius X means to lead it away from the direction set for it by Archbishop Lefebvre, and towards the ideas and ideals of the Second Vatican Council.” “Superiors meaning to lead them and yourselves towards, even into, the great apostasy of modern times.” This is a very grievous accusation, that requires facts proportionate to prove it. But what do we get afterwards? An analysis of Bishop Fellay’s declaration of April 15, 2012 follows. From the very first paragraph one finds an evil twist. Indeed, Bishop Fellay wrote, as the first paragraph of his declaration: “We promise to be always faithful to the Catholic Church and to the Roman Pontiff, its supreme Pastor, Vicar of Christ, successor of Peter and head of the body of Bishops.” These words of bishop Fellay were almost an exact ...
Since the Second Vatican Council was convened fifty years ago, we have witnessed many changes in the way we celebrate liturgy and serve our church as laity, but in the midst of it all our Blessed Mother Mary has remained a constant companion for Catholic Christians. Pope Paul VI wrote about Mary, “S...
Wed. May 15 at 9 PM ET, Sat. May 18 at 8 PM ET Interviews with Church leaders from around the globe on the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. Learn how this historical event not only marked Church history but the entire Modern World
BRIGHTON -- Continuing a lecture series on the Second Vatican Council for St. John's Seminary, Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, related his first-hand knowledge of the council and one of its key figures for an audience at St. Columbkille's Parish in Brighton, April 29.
What is the purpose of veiling? For 2,000 years, Catholic women have veiled themselves before entering a church or any time they are in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament (e.g., during sick calls). It was written into the 1917 Code of Canon Law, Canon 1262, that women must cover their heads -- "especially when they approach the holy table" - but during the Second Vatican Council, Msgr. Bugnini was asked by journalists if women would still have to cover their heads. His reply, was that the issue was not being discussed. The journalists took his most undoubtedly deliberate lack of an answer, as a "no," and printed their information in newspapers all over the world with no rebuttal from Vatican officials, including Msgr. Bugnini. Since then, most Catholic women have lost this beautiful tradition. Veiling is a very serious matter, and not one that "just" concerns Canon Law, but also two millennia of Church Tradition -- which extends back to Old Testament tradition and to New Testament admonitions. St. Pau ...
Also in 1983: Pope John Paul II signs new Roman Catholic code incorporating changes brought about by Second Vatican Council.
The Magna Carta, Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses, & the Second Vatican Council all have the scent of dank chronic on them.
One Billion Rising with the Woman Caught in Adultery Liturgy and Life by Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers The Prairie Messenger|March 6, 2013   Fifth Sunday of Lent March 17, 2013 Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:8-14 John 8:1-11   As tragic as the number of women being assaulted or abused in the world, is the hypocrisy of religious leaders, especially the ones who justify hypocrisy in the name of God’s Son, a man of peace and equality who befriended women, even entrusted to women the great news of his resurrection, sending them as apostles to tell the men — who, at first hearing, did not believe them. The same hierarchy that brought shame upon the Vatican for recycling clergy child molesters, a scandal that continues to rock the church in many countries, has assumed a moral high ground in disciplining and “correcting” the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a group of women who have put their lives on the line by taking the social justice agenda of the Second Vatican Council to many of ...
A half century ago, the Catholic Church had a chance for reform in the Second Vatican Council, with a young advocate in Joseph Ratzinger. But reactionary popes shunted reform aside, with Ratzinger later joining them as Pope Benedict XVI.
Testimony of a Polish lay Dominican A few years ago my husband and I made a profession to live according to the Rules of the Lay Fraternities of Saint Dominic. For some of our friends and relatives, this decision was unintelligible and incomprehensible. For our parents, they had to be reassured that our decision would not deprive them of the hope of having more grandchildren since they associated the Order mainly with celibacy. Even our friends who are familiar with the Church were surprised because of our young age - Polish fraternities usually consist of elderly people. Zbigniew Nosowski, who is a friend and at one time a consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Laity once asked us: “Why do you need to search for your identity and spiritual fulfillment in the Order when the Second Vatican Council has elevated the lay vocation in the Church as an equal way of sanctity”. Unlike before, today, it is clear that lay people achieve perfection exactly by immersing themselves in their world. Why then do ...
St. Patrick and Pope Benedict ... Compare and Contrast. Compare and Contrast … Pope Benedict and St. Patrick Does secular media have it out for Benedict XVI? That’s like asking “is the Pope Catholic?” The hateful electronic frenzy over the Pope’s well-deserved retirement is stunningly undeserved. In truth, his extraordinary life of public service remarkably resembles one of history’s most beloved Catholic figures: St. Patrick. In their youth, both men overcame enormous adversity. Patrick escaped slavery. Benedict survived the Nazis. Both dedicated their lives to God to serve others: Patrick as Ireland’s first bishop; Benedict as a key advisor at the Second Vatican Council, a leading Cardinal and, for eight arduous years, Holy Father. Both men humbly and voluntarily surrendered their power in old age. Patrick stepped down as bishop four years before dying on March 17, 461 at age 71. Benedict stepped down at age 85 after a full half century as a Church leader, just a few days before becoming t ...
The Season of Lent is one of both joy and serious reflection. It has some interesting 4th-century historical roots. The 40-day duration evolved from what originally had been a two-day paschal fast in observance of Easter. In our own time, the Second Vatican Council brought out the "baptismal" nature of Lent. Vatican II restored the Catechumenate with its many Lenten rituals culminating with Baptism at the Easter Vigil. As the elect prepare themselves for Baptism, the rest of the community accompanies them on the journey, ultimately renewing their own baptismal vows at the same Vigil ceremony.
!!! A Church always in transformation !!! In the Pope’s farewell discourse at Clementine Hall, Benedict affirmed he wanted to leave the 144 cardinals present with a simple thought about the mystery of the Church. “I am helped by an expression of Romano Guardini written in the year in which the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council approved the Constitution Lumen Gentium, in his last book with a personal dedication to me, so the words of this book are particularly dear to me.” More about Romano Guardini : In the liturgical sphere, he was also a continuator of Modernism and a full-bodied progressivist. As early as 1927, Guardini was saying the Mass versus populum and in German in a redesigned chapel at Burg Rothenfels. Discarding the Gothic altars and elaborate décor, he stripped the church, painted the walls white and installed a moveable altar surrounded on three sides by simple stools. The focus was entirely on the congregation and the priest, together forming a community gathered for worship with ...
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Commentary of the day : Benedict XVI, pope from 2005 to 2013 Speech of 19/08/2005 in the synagogue of Cologne, in Germany (trans. © copyright Libreria Editrice Vaticana) " I have come not to abolish but to fulfill" This year marks the 40th anniversary of the promulgation of the Second Vatican Council's Declaration Nostra Aetate, which opened up new prospects for Jewish-Christian relations in terms of dialogue and solidarity. This Declaration... recalls the common roots and the immensely rich spiritual heritage that Jews and Christians share. Both Jews and Christians recognize in Abraham their father in faith (cf. Gal 3,7; Rom 4,11ff.), and they look to the teachings of Moses and the prophets. Jewish spirituality, like its Christian counterpart, draws nourishment from the psalms. With the Apostle Paul, Christians are convinced that "the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable" (Rom 11,29). In considering the Jewish roots of Christianity, my venerable Predecessor John-Paul II... affirmed that "whoever me ...
Evening all. Tomorrow we will look at the changing attitudes towards homework. Some countries have scrapped it, so should we do the same?
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PREDICTION OF LAST POPE BY ST. MACAULY IN 1140's LINK TO END TIME Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign Feb. 28 — the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. The main topic of conversation now turns to who will be the next pope? The Papabili These candidates are called “Papabili,”1 a Latin term which literally means, “popeable” or “one who might become pope.” According to modern Catholic Church law, a pope is selected only from the College of Cardinals who meet in conclave to select the successor. A Papabile must be a cardinal, so the list of Papabili is fairly short, usually four or five men. Throughout modern Catholic Church history, the man who emerges from the conclave to lead the estimated 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide has sometimes been a surprise. Those that people may think will be pope many times are not elected. There is a saying in the Vatican, “He who enters the concl ...
Image courtesy of shutterstock.comA few days ago I received an invite from a major US newspaper (one I like and even count among its contributors a friend or two) asking if I would be interested in writing a 375 word rebuttal to an editorial; its publication next week will apparently identify the pr...
POPE BENEDICT'S RESIGNATION AND INTERFAITH DIALOGUE (followed Deedat dare to challenge public dialogue with Pope John) When Pope Benedict XVI formally resigned last Thursday (Feb. 28), it was a dramatic moment. No pope had resigned since 1400, historians said. However, what I would like to address here is how Benedict's papacy tried to reverse advances made in Catholic dialogue with other religions, especially Muslims, and what to expect from the new pope. Early in his tenure, Pope Benedict XVI set the tone in his relationship with Islam and Muslims. In a speech he gave in Regensburg, Germany, in September 2006, he demonstrated poor understanding of Islam's history and teachings. The pope cited a 14th-century Byzantine emperor’s offensive remarks about Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He then went on to accuse Muslims of spreading their faith by the sword, of intolerance toward those who differed with them, and that those attitudes were deeply rooted in their faith. None of these clai ...
the second vatican council was a significant remodeling effort in the house of God.
Today's meditation is about the Second Vatican Council. It really was, and is, an amazing and exciting process to watch. It was not reform. It was a revisit of practices from the early church. A return to basics, simplicity, and depth. We're only at the beginning of this new day in our relationship with one another and the Holy Spirit. It reminds me of something known by sailors or people who live by water. It's called "cats paw"... Cats paw is the first, gentle stirring of the water, in the still morning. We're at the beginning of an exciting time in the kingdom of heaven.
Being Sunday, here are some more papal photos: Pius XII, John Paul II, and of course Benedict XVI.
THANK YOU, AND YOU TOO SAIN DAVID [ AND R.I.P. DAVID MY GOD CHILD] Feastday: March 1 According to tradition, St. David was the son of King Sant of South Wales and St. Non. He was ordained a priest and later studied under St. Paulinus. Later, he was involved in missionary work and founded a number of monasteries. The monastery he founded at Menevia in Southwestern Wales was noted for extreme asceticism. David and his monks drank neither wine nor beer - only water - while putting in a full day of heavy manual labor and intense study. Around the year 550, David attended a synod at Brevi in Cardiganshire. His contributions at the synod are said to have been the major cause for his election as primate of the Cambrian Church. He was reportedly consecrated archbishop by the patriarch of Jerusalem while on a visit to the Holy Land. He also is said to have invoked a council that ended the last vestiges of Pelagianism. David died at his monastery in Menevia around the year 589, and his cult was approved in 1120 by ...
BAGNASCO Card. Angelo Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa (Italy), was born on 14 January 1943 in Pontevico, Brescia, Italy. He was ordained a priest on 29 June 1966 and holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Genoa. From 1966 to 1985, he served as assistant parish priest at San Pietro e Santa Teresa di Bambin Gesù in Genoa. In 1975 until 1984, he taught Italian to high school students at the Genoa seminary, and from 1980 until 1998 he taught metaphysics and contemporary atheism at the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy. During this time, from 1980 until 1995, he served as assistant to the Italian Catholic University Students Association. He also served as director of the catechetical office and regional delegate for pastoral ministry in schools. From 1986 to 1994 he headed and taught at Genoa’s Higher Institute for Religious Sciences, and from 1990 to 1996 directed the education office. In addition, from 1993 to 1996 he was director of Liturgical Apostolate and from 1995 to ...
Here is an interesting article I copied from America magazine about cardinals who could be our next pope. We Have Papabili! SIGNS OF THE TIMES March 4, 2013From CNS, Staff and other sources Irish bookmakers have ranked Cardinal Angelo Scola of Italy, Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana and Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Canada as favorites among the papabili (literally “pope-ables”). Has Cardinal Turkson already blown his chances by saying that he would be happy to take the job? Is New York’s Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan out of the running because he is, well, an American? Such are the speculations of “papabili watching” as the conclave that will elect the new pope approaches in March. If you would prefer to let your reason, rather than an Irish bookie, be your guide, here are some short bios of the leading candidates for the job. Cardinal Angelo Scola (Italian, born Nov. 7, 1941). Archbishop of Milan since 2011, Cardinal Scola, a respected theologian, was patriarch of Venice, where he earned a reputation as ...
College of Cardinals Biographical notes [Updated: 31.01.2013] Notice: the biographical notes are only a working instrument for the press. TAGLE Card. Luis Antonio G: Cardinal Louis Antonio Gokim Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, was born on 21 June 1957 in Manila, the Philippines. He received religious instruction at St. Andrew’s School, Parañaque, then run by the Scheut Missionaries. After leaving school he entered the inter-diocesan St. Jose Seminary in the capital, run by the Jesuits, and in seminary he studied philosophy at the Athenaeum of Manila University and theology at the Loyola School of Theology. He was ordained to the diaconate on 18 July 1981 and to the priesthood on 27 February 1982. For the first three years as a priest he served in parish ministry and as spiritual director of the Diocesan Theological Seminary in Imus of which he was later Rector. He taught philosophy and theology at the Divine Word and San Carlos Seminaries and at the Loyola School of Theology. In 1985 he was sent to the Ca ...
The Divine Mercy Novena BackgroundSt. FaustinaThe ImageFeast of Mercy Indulgence The ChapletThe NovenaThe HourSecond ComingAudio/VideoHome Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said: "These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy." In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her: "On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces fo ...
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