Vatican II

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Vatican II - the Vatican Council in 1962-1965 that abandoned the universal Latin liturgy and acknowledged ecumenism and made other reforms
Vatican Council - each of two councils of the Roman Catholic Church
References in periodicals archive ?
Together they have created a definitive study of Vatican II.
The Disputed Teachings of Vatican II: Continuity and Reversal in Catholic Doctrine
They blame Vatican II as a primary source of evil in the church.
The Legacy of Vatican II. Edited by Massimo Faggioli and Andrea Vicini, S.J.
Primacy in the Church from Vatican I to Vatican II: An Orthodox Perspective.
From Vatican II to Pope Francis: Charting a Catholic Future provides a fine collection of essays especially recommended for Catholic readers interested in Vatican II and the modern evolution of the church.
There are two major and opposing schools of theology following Vatican II. One, the Bologna School, maintains that the Council was and continues to be a "hermeneutic of rupture," a break with the past, and an occasion to foster discontent and conflict in the Church.
Ten years after the French edition of this important diary on Vatican II by one of its most influential theologians appeared, the English edition has now been published, just in time for the fifty-year's jubilee of the Council This is a great achievement, since it makes this exceptional book available to a much wider audience.
La reception des mouvements preconciliaires a Vatican II (Bibliotheque de la Revue d'Histoire Ecclesiastique, fascicule 95), Louvain-la-Neuve; Leuven 2011, 382 pp.
There are ways to approach Vatican II. The first is appraisal according to its 3-fold goal: spiritual renewal, updating (aggiornamento), and promotion of Christian unity.
AFTER VATICAN II considers the lasting implications of Vatican II and gathers articles exploring its effects nearly fifty years later.
* The World of Vatican II: Artist Franklin McMahon's paintings and sketches from the council (slide show)