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Vatican II Index

by Catherine Frakas 21 May 2003

Vatican II Index Documents of Vatican II Council of Faith: The Documents of Vatican IIwith Fr. John Trigilio, Jr., Ph.D. Catholic Challenge: Vatican II And Youwith Allen Schreck What Did Vatican II Really Teach?with Fr. Regis Scanlon Some Myths about Vatican IIMichael HainsA brief article on some myths about Vatican II. Did Vatican II really change Church teachings? The Church in our DayThe Bishops of the United StatesLengthy excerpts (compiled from eight issues of L'Osservatore Romano)of a 1967 collective pastoral letter by the U.S. Bishops reflect on the nature of the Church, as revealed in Vatican II's Lumen Gentium, and address the challenges facing the American Church. The Catholic Human Rights RevolutionGeorge WeigelAn analysis of the importance of Vatican II's Declaration on Religious Freedom and Pope John Paul II's subsequent emphasis on it, to the Catholic understanding of the state. Taken from the July/August 1996 issue of Crisis magazine. The Church Resplendent in ChristFr. Edward BerbusseFr. Edward Berbusse, SJ probes the profound teaching of Vatican II's Lumen Gentium and shows how this document is grounded in Catholic Tradition Consistent Doctrine on Religious LibertyFr. William MostResponse to those who state that Vatican II's Declaration on Religious Liberty changed the teaching of the Church on this issue. He marshalls the relevant texts from the teaching of a number of earlier Church documents to show the continuity of the Church's teaching The Authority of the ChurchMost Rev. John MurphyIn the turbulent days following Vatican II, Archbishop Murphy addressed the problem of false ecumenism. While the Church should speak to modern man in language he can understand, changes in theological language cannot be made apart from the Magisterium without falling into heresy. Mary has universal spiritual motherhoodPope John Paul IIIn his Wednesday Audience of 24 September 1998 the Holy Father explained the meaning of Mary's titles of: Advocate, Helper, Benefactress and Mediatrix (as taught by Vatican II). Post-Conciliary States of MindCardinal Pericle FeliciThe Cardinal, in remarking on the inevitability of anxiety over the changes called for by Vatican II, warned against exacerbating the situation by innovations against the substance of belief. ParticipationJean DanielouVatican II called on the laity to take a more active part in the liturgy, as in other functions of the body of Christ. Their customary passivity was not consistent with their dignity, nor with their responsibility to participate in the Church's mission. They Have Taken Away My Lord, and I Know Not Where They Have Laid HimHelen HitchcockRemoving the tabernacle from the main altar, according to some liturgists, is required by documents following Vatican II. But what do the documents really say? The author also examines the theological implications of moving the Blessed Sacrament, as exemplified by views of those urging this reform. Vatican II Was Spirit's Gift to the ChurchPope John Paul IIFrom 25 to 27 February 2000, over 200 Bishops, theologians, historians and catechists attended a conference in the Vatican on the implementation of the Second Vatican Council. The meeting was organized in the context of the Holy Year celebrations. On Sunday morning, 27 February, the Holy Father addressed the participants, calling the Council a gift of the Spirit to his Church. Vatican II Praised Eastern TraditionsPope John Paul IIGeneral Audience August 9, 1995 His Heart is the Heart of the ChurchPope John Paul IIIn his message for the Centenary of the Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Holy Father calls on all believers, inspired by the living image of the infinite love of Christ, to participate in the work of salvation. Their consecration commits believers to join in the missionary activity of the Church herself, because it answers the desire of Jesus' Heart. The Future of Vatican IIJames FinnCrisis Online, Nov, 1995What has the Second Vatican Council wrought? This question was asked almost as soon as Vatican II concluded its work in 1965. It remains a question. Given the perspective provided by the distance of thirty years,what now can be said? No response can give a full measure of the impact of the Council without a clear, even if incomplete, idea of the Church as it approached that remarkable event. Updated: November 16, 2000

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