VATICAN CITY * 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.
He covers reception, understanding the people of the Nigeria/Igbo people, preparation for the Second Vatican Council
in Nigeria 1958-1963, the reception of the liturgical reforms and the contemporary trends in Nigeria since the Second Vatican Council
, and evaluation.
has written on the Second Vatican Council
for decades, and he brings his encyclopedic and synthesizing mind to bear here.
Many expected him to be a caretaker pope but instead he called the historic Second Vatican Council
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Furthermore, I especially do not comprehend your statement "And why are you blaming the Second Vatican Council
for our ills?
Much of the group's spiritual discipline--including daily Mass and prayer, regular instruction from a spiritual "director," weekly confession, and, for some, "mortifications" (self-flagellation)--evokes the stringency common in religious orders before the reforms of the Second Vatican Council
In 1962, in the Second Vatican Council
, he loosened authority over priests and put the plight of the poor at the center of the church's agenda.
The Catholic Revolution: New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council
Pope Benedict XVI yesterday pledged to work to unify all Christians, reach out to other religions and continue the reforms of the Second Vatican Council
as he outlined his goals and made clear he would follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Pope John Paul II.
That mild-mannered ``safe'' pope turned out to be Pope John XXIII, who ushered in the Second Vatican Council
, an event so powerful and all encompassing that the Church is still trying to come to terms with it almost two generations later.
Whether or not intended, however, Gibson's film does resurrect the age-old image of the Jew as Christ killer--a charge presumably put to rest by the Second Vatican Council