Vatican 2 - After 50 Years

From the monthly archives: March, 2013

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Virgin Mary became a divisive issue at the council

April 1, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One of the more significant points of evolution in Church teaching that emerged from the Second Vatican Council was that on the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was an evolution, however, that came with considerable gnashing of teeth and a most emotional debate.

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Council tackles business left over from Vatican One

March 25, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The authority of the college of bishops was not only one of the most important issues discussed at the Second Vatican Council, it was also among the most controversial.

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With a new pope, Vatican II reached its third beginning

March 18, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In looking back on the Second Vatican Council, it appears so natural that the council met for about two months every fall from 1962 through 1965.

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Pope Paul reforms Curia and gets it to accept the council

March 11, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The first session of the Second Vatican Council in the fall of 1962 had opened a deep fissure between the Vatican's Italian-dominated Curia and the bishops and council fathers who had come from around the world.

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