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The Council at 50

The Council at 50

| Archbishop Robert Carlson | December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The qualities of today’s priest stood out in “Presbyterorum Ordinis” (of the Order of Priests), the “Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests” promulgated Dec. 7, 1965 by the Second Vatican Council.

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Vatican II 50th anniversary

Vatican II 50th anniversary

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

– Vatican II engaged world in proactive way
– What exactly is an ecumenical council?
– Council preparations were front page news for local Catholics
– 10 ways Vatican II shapes our church today
– Documents approved during the council

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Council preparations were front page news for local Catholics

Council preparations were front page news for local Catholics

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Pope John XXIII Announces First Ecumenical Council Since 1870, Expected in One Year”

— Headline, The Catholic Bulletin, Jan. 30, 1959

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Vatican II engaged world in proactive way

Vatican II engaged world in proactive way

| Edward P. Hahnenberg | October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Jan. 25, 1959, before a small group of cardinals gathered in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the newly elected Pope John XXIII announced his intention to call a council. It would become the Second Vatican Council.

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10 ways Vatican II shapes our church today

10 ways Vatican II shapes our church today

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by Blessed Pope John XXIII Oct. 11. Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship, offers the following list to help Catholics better appreciate the council and its lasting effects.

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