Tag: Second Vatican Council

Eucharistic symbols in the Church

Eucharistic symbols in the Church

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to the Second Vatican Council document “Lumen Gentium,” the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” Throughout the Church’s history, it has used a variety of symbols to represent the Eucharist. The following is an overview of the most common.

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Vatican II liturgical reform ‘irreversible,’ pope says

Vatican II liturgical reform ‘irreversible,’ pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Catholic Church must continue to work to understand the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and why they were made, rather than rethinking them, Pope Francis said.

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Remembering Vatican II, in her own words

Remembering Vatican II, in her own words

| Patricia Gries | December 21, 2015 | 4 Comments

Patricia Gries, a lay woman who played a leadership role in the post-counciliar Church, offers her thoughts about the impact of Vatican II in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Quick summaries of Vatican II’s 16 documents

Quick summaries of Vatican II’s 16 documents

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

What the fathers of the Second Vatican Council approved in as brief a summary as you can get.

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50 years after Vatican II, interfaith relations need a boost

50 years after Vatican II, interfaith relations need a boost

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

If Christians and Muslims are ever going to understand and respect one another’s religious beliefs, scholars say both learning and “unlearning” are necessary.

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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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Ten ways Catholics can enter into the Year of Faith

Ten ways Catholics can enter into the Year of Faith

| U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

To honor the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has announced a Year of Faith, starting Oct. 11 and ending Nov. 24, 2013. The goal is to strengthen the faith of Catholics and draw the world to faith by their example.

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