Monday, January 26, 2009

Vatican II - 50th Anniversary

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Vatican II (has anyone noticed this? & near the Feast of St. Paul's Conversion):

Pope lifts excommunications of 4 bishops

Q&A: Why has the pope welcomed back traditionalists?

Liberal archbishop drove Catholic reform

He helped lead a largely successful effort to push the American church to welcome minorities, widen the role of women, increase participation by the laity and relax some rules, such as the automatic excommunication of divorced people.

Although Jadot strongly adhered to most of the church's teachings, including its opposition to abortion, his willingness to leave some questions to individual consciences rankled some church leaders.

Priest's ministry of reconciliation - "Rev. Bernard de Margerie was a young priest, newly ordained, when Pope John XXIII put out a call for Vatican II in 1959."

Rev. Bernard de Margerie -"I coined the phrase 'ecumenical formation' or education of our Catholic people."

NCReporter: The emerging post, post-Vatican II American Catholic

Commonweal: Vatican II: A First Fiftieth Anniversary

Vatican II Documents

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