Tag: Vatican II

At 50, FDLC remains focused on liturgical formation for ‘people of God’

At 50, FDLC remains focused on liturgical formation for ‘people of God’

| Joyce Duriga | October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the Second Vatican Council decreed that the liturgy be celebrated in people’s native languages in its Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops knew it would need some help training clergy and laypeople in the new texts that would be developed.

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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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Msgr. Srnec, archdiocese’s oldest priest, dies at 98

Msgr. Srnec, archdiocese’s oldest priest, dies at 98

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Stanley Srnec, the oldest priest in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, died Jan. 21. He was 98 years old and a priest for 74 years.

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UST institute calls for renewal of civil discourse

UST institute calls for renewal of civil discourse

| November 11, 2016 | 3 Comments

The Catholic Church cannot remain silent in the wake of negativity from the recent presidential campaigns, the University of St. Thomas’ Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship stated Nov. 10.

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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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Archdiocese well positioned to carry out Vatican II

Archdiocese well positioned to carry out Vatican II

| December 16, 2015 | 4 Comments

If Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis were well prepared to implement directives of the Second Vatican Council in the areas of liturgy, social justice and lay involvement, there are reasons: the Benedictines of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Msgr. John A. Ryan and a German immigrant lay woman named Therese Mueller.

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Vatican II at 50

Vatican II at 50

| December 16, 2015 | 6 Comments

The Communion rail — a singular element of pre-Vatican II church architecture — symbolizes both the hope and the hurt in the Church connected with the Second Vatican Council.

The removal of the Communion rail, where the faithful once knelt to receive the Eucharist, was to some a sign of progress; to others it meant the loss of beauty, sanctity and tradition.

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‘Nostra Aetate’ celebrated for reviving Jewish-Christian dialogue

‘Nostra Aetate’ celebrated for reviving Jewish-Christian dialogue

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father Rutten said that Vatican II’s purpose “was to find ways to express the Catholic-Christian faith in new ways in the modern world, and to engage the world.” “Nostra Aetate,” meaning “in our time,” was one of 16 documents promulgated from the council. Father Rutten called it “groundbreaking” and “game-changing” for Jewish-Christian relations.

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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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Basilica to host Dominican Rite Mass Sept. 19

Basilica to host Dominican Rite Mass Sept. 19

| September 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Mass is organized by the local chapter of Una Voce, an international organization formed in 1966 to maintain the use of the extraordinary form of the Mass in Latin and to promote the use of Latin, Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony in the Church’s musical traditions.

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Observing ‘the signs of the times’: Final Vatican II document subject of UST conference

Observing ‘the signs of the times’: Final Vatican II document subject of UST conference

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Second Vatican Council’s capstone document, “Gaudium et Spes,” is key to understanding Pope Francis’ papacy and provides a framework by which the church can acknowledge the changing world without losing credibility, Church historian Massimo Faggioli told an audience March 12. However, he said, the 50-year-old document continues to receive a divided reception within the Catholic Church.

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