Vatican 2 - After 50 Years

From the monthly archives: October, 2013

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The universal call to holiness

November 4, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One consequence of the Second Vatican Council was that it seemed to make everybody busier. More people became involved in more ministries, and the number of meetings exploded. Where the Church had previously been disengaged from the issues of contemporary society, it now seemed to have an opinion about everything.

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Council gave no basis for dissent

October 28, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Second Vatican Council, at least in the Western world, was followed by decades of dissension from authoritative Catholic teaching, a phenomena that did much to weaken the Church's evangelizing mission.

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Local bishop is leader of his flock

October 21, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Last week's article focused on bishops as members of a sacred college, a college that has responsibility for the governance of the whole Church and its evangelizing mission throughout the world.

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Council gave new dignity to local bishops

October 14, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The third chapter of Lumen Gentium, the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, was the most controversial section of any document produced by the Second Vatican Council.

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Can a person be saved without the Church?

October 7, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

If you have been following these articles on Vatican II's Constitution on the Church, you will likely have realized that the core message of the document is that God's plan of salvation is to offer eternal life to humanity through his Church.

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