It was the first day of the second vatican council, more popularly known as vatican ii, which was designed to assess the church's role in a rapidly changing world. Second vatican council occurs when the council produces a document named the constitution of the sacred liturgy a year later the council creates maybe its most important document explaining that holy mary, mother of jesus christ, will be named the mother of the church. The second ecumenical council of the vatican, or vatican ii, reaffirmed the church's special love for mary due to her role in salvation history and her important link to christ's work. (a session of vatican ii) vatican ii was a council that took place from 1962-1965 vatican ii was a false council that constituted a revolution against 2000 years of catholic teaching and tradition vatican ii contains many heresies that were directly condemned by past popes and infallible councils, as.
Welcome to vatican ii - voice of the church tap here to scroll down to read about our latest postings the mission of this website is to promote and explain the teaching of the second vatican council (1962-65) which was the most significant event in the modern era of the catholic church. The second ecumenical council of the vatican, commonly known as the second vatican council or vatican ii, addressed relations between the catholic church and the modern world the council, through the holy see,. Vatican ii - the historical context arthur wells the need for vatican ii principal themes of vatican ii paul paniccia 50th anniversary of vatican ii: the history and legacy of the council oliver p rafferty sj keeping the spirit of vatican ii alive deirdre mullan rsm keeping the faith aline paris rsm keeping alive the spirit of jesus and the spirit of vatican ii philomena bowers rsm. The constitution on the sacred liturgy, sacrosanctum concilium, was one of two documents issued on the same day, december 4, 1963, the first two documents issued by the second vatican council the other document, inter mirifica , is on social communication.
The second vatican council is the most recent roman catholic council it closed on december 8, 1965, and is the current official stand of roman catholicism the following quotes are that official stand from the second vatican council. Vatican council ii was an example of democracy in action opinion had been widespread that, with the definition of papal infallibility, councils would no longer be needed or held after vatican i, it seemed the pope would function as the church's sole teacher. Many catholics have heard a lot about vatican ii and yet are ignorant about the basics of the council this post may serve as a first-step in overcoming some of those gaps in knowledge, but please don’t let it be your last, if you need to know more. The vatican council, the twentieth and up to now  the last ecumenical council, opened on 8 december, 1869, and adjourned on 20 october, 1870 it met three hundred years after the council of.
These decades saw the founding of the world council of churches after world war ii and the increased activity of the national council of churches in the united states early in his pontificate pope john xxiii (angelo roncalli) called the second vatican council. Known as vatican ii, the council called thousands of bishops and other religious leaders to the vatican, where they forged a new set of operating principles for the roman catholic church. Therefore, following in the footsteps of the council of trent and of the first vatican council, this present council wishes to set forth authentic doctrine on divine revelation and how it is handed on, so that by hearing the message of salvation the whole world may believe, by believing it may hope, and by hoping it may love. The memory of the second vatican council, 40 years after the opening of the council, continues to arouse both acclamation and vilification its champions, in many cases, see it as having liberated.
Priests participating to the council vatican ii after the session meeting on st peter's square ecumenical council - vatican ii ecumenical council of vatican ii. Concilium oecumenicum vaticanum secundum (the vatican council ii) the second vatican council was formally opened by pope john xxiii on 11 october 1962 and closed under pope paul vi on 8 december 1965. Introduction the second vatican ecumenical council concluded its journey of nearly seven years in early december 1965 pope john xxiii, now a declared saint, announced his intention to summon a universal council of the catholic church in january 1959. I fully recommend vatican council ii: the conciliar and post conciliar documents (vatican collection, volume 1) it is just part of the beginning to understand the vastness of modern catholic theology, but it is a highly readable book, and is officially recognized by rome for its reliability.
Vatican council ii 41 likes august 21, 2011 i can still remember the day january 25, 1959m when pope john xxiii announced that he was planning to call. Pope john xxiii leads the opening session of the second vatican council in st peter’s basilica at the vatican oct 11, 1962 a total of 2,540 cardinals, patriarchs, archbishops and bishops from around the world attended the opening session. An “ecumenical” council is a universally binding general council of the catholic church, such as the council of trent but after vatican ii and as a result of it the term has taken on a new meaning: “ecumenism” now describes the movement to unite with, accept, endorse and/or pray with heretical sects and false religions.
Vatican ii, which has been rightly described as the most important religious event of the 20th century, began 50 years ago today in st peter’s basilica over three years, from 1962 to 1965. In calling vatican ii pope john noted that a council was not needed to restate catholic christian teaching and no council dealt with it entire but vatican ii was unique in as far as the church examined itself and produced an important statement on its nature and function.
A detailed look at errors of vatican ii part i-the mentality of the second vatican council in general part ii - the errors of vatican ii in particular part iii - the doctrinal errors concerning: 1) the priesthood, 2) the incarnation, redemption and the idea of man, 3)the kingdom of god part i in general, the mentality at the second vatican council was little if at all catholic. Second vatican council, lumen gentium 16, november 21, 1964 “but the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the creator, in the first place among whom are the muslims: these profess to hold the faith of abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful god, mankind’s judge on the last day. The second vatican council (1962-65) was a watershed event in the life of the catholic church during the sessions of this ecumenical council, the bishops of the world considered themes and issues that touch on almost every area of the lives of catholic christians. I believe that what is called the spirit of vatican ii is precisely that interpretation of the council which savours of the sixties, and until its vital element is disengaged from what is essentially foreign and temporary the council will not bear the fruit it was intended to.