Second Vatican Council

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National Catholic Reporter
Downsizing the Roman Curia is not reformpope, say Benedict, it would be portrayed as regressive, as an attempt to de-em
Downsizing the Roman Curia is not reform
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
pope, say Benedict, it would be portrayed as regressive, as an attempt to de-emphasize the issues that came out of the Second Vatican Council. The truth is that the Vatican old guard never liked these offices and did not think much of them.... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Vatican's doctrinal congregation calls on bishops, lay movements to respect each otherdocument makes extensive use of footnotes. It cites Francis 12 times over 118 n
Vatican's doctrinal congregation calls on bishops, lay movements to respect each other
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 12 days ago
document makes extensive use of footnotes. It cites Francis 12 times over 118 notes. It also cites documents from the Second Vatican Council, the landmark 1962-65 meeting of global Catholic bishops, 31 times. Among others quoted or cited:... Read more
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Christian Today
The Holy and Great Collapsing Council: Why Eastern Orthodoxy is in troublethat have accumulated over the last few centuries. It begins on Saturday and su
The Holy and Great Collapsing Council: Why Eastern Orthodoxy is in trouble
Christian Today / Posted 13 days ago
that have accumulated over the last few centuries. It begins on Saturday and supporters hope it will be something like the Second Vatican Council that blew away the cobwebs from the Roman Catholic Church and brought it into the 20th century (it... Read more
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Ventura County Star
Local man is among newest deacons ordained by archbishopdiaconate has its origin in apostolic times and flourished during the first fou
Local man is among newest deacons ordained by archbishop
Ventura County Star / Posted 14 days ago
diaconate has its origin in apostolic times and flourished during the first four centuries of the Church's history. The Second Vatican Council restored the diaconate as a permanent ministry in the church to integrate and strengthen those who... Read more
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The Courier
When I met The Greatestnever mention it because I reckon people won’t believe me.” John XXIII’s short
When I met The Greatest
The Courier / Posted 21 days ago
never mention it because I reckon people won’t believe me.” John XXIII’s short papacy was remarkable because he called the Second Vatican Council and helped the world avoid nuclear obliteration by intervening in the Cuban Missile Crisis months... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
A voice for the voicelessGod's ideas voiced through the prophets and exemplified in Elijah and in Jesus.
A voice for the voiceless
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 22 days ago
God's ideas voiced through the prophets and exemplified in Elijah and in Jesus. These ideas were given a new hearing at the Second Vatican Council and again by Pope Paul VI, who in his 1975 encyclical Evangelii Nuntiandi reminded us that it is our... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Women's Ordination Worldwide meets, marches in Romeof St. Anselmo in Rome, offered three points during her introduction Wednesday,
Women's Ordination Worldwide meets, marches in Rome
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 23 days ago
of St. Anselmo in Rome, offered three points during her introduction Wednesday, including the ecclesiology of the Second Vatican Council, which "brought to light the necessity of re-thinking the theology of Catholic ministry," she... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Three Historical Stages of Anti-Semitismas St. John Chrysostom and St. Augustine. It became embedded in Catholic Doctr
The Three Historical Stages of Anti-Semitism
Op-Ed News / Posted 24 days ago
as St. John Chrysostom and St. Augustine. It became embedded in Catholic Doctrine until it was purged during the Second Vatican Council(1962-1965) under the leadership of Pope John XXIII. Over the centuries the doctrine was used in a... Read more
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Hamilton News
Catholic values and good education policy: An oxymoron?reason to assert that Catholic beliefs are not as narrow as some Catholic schoo
Catholic values and good education policy: An oxymoron?
Hamilton News / Posted 25 days ago
reason to assert that Catholic beliefs are not as narrow as some Catholic school trustees may think. The Catholic Church in Second Vatican Council affirmed the inviolability of conscience, even when this freedom contributes to a plurality of moral... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Women deacons in historybest enable the Christian community to live the selfless life that the risen Lo
Women deacons in history
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 25 days ago
best enable the Christian community to live the selfless life that the risen Lord empowers us to lead. This is what the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) did when it reestablished the permanent male diaconate. In short, the past does not and... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
World's oldest Catholic prelate celebrates 50 years as a bishopas if he was about to squeeze an accordion. But he held on to the thread of th
World's oldest Catholic prelate celebrates 50 years as a bishop
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 25 days ago
as if he was about to squeeze an accordion. But he held on to the thread of the question and offered some thoughts on the Second Vatican Council, calling it "the biggest thing of my life as far as ecclesiology goes." This NCR reporter attended... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Can women rejoin the ranks?sign and symbol of every sacrament. Even though some bishops spoke about resto
Can women rejoin the ranks?
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 26 days ago
sign and symbol of every sacrament. Even though some bishops spoke about restoring women to the diaconate at the time, the Second Vatican Council only recommended rejuvenation of the diaconate as a permanent vocation for men. In 1967, Pope Paul... Read more
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Orange County Register
After 12 years of defiance, a Massachusetts congregation goes in peaceprofessor of history at Boston College, who added that the vigil had most likel
After 12 years of defiance, a Massachusetts congregation goes in peace
Orange County Register / Posted 27 days ago
professor of history at Boston College, who added that the vigil had most likely also been motivated by the writings of the Second Vatican Council, in the 1960s, which expanded the role of laypeople in the church. “It turns out that if you tell the... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Take and Read: Faith in History and Societythem. Experience and study to date had convinced me that the rites, by then com
Take and Read: Faith in History and Society
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 27 days ago
them. Experience and study to date had convinced me that the rites, by then completely reformed in the wake of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), should form us, not the other way around. Likeminded Catholics, however, were to my... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
St. John XXIII's aide, oldest member College of Cardinals, dies at 100confidant, he was by the pope's side during a pivotal point in the church and t
St. John XXIII's aide, oldest member College of Cardinals, dies at 100
National Catholic Reporter / Posted a month ago
confidant, he was by the pope's side during a pivotal point in the church and the world's history: for the launch of the Second Vatican Council and the escalation of political and military tensions of the Cold War. He turned many of his stories... Read more

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