Vatican 2 - After 50 Years

From the monthly archives: February, 2014

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Pope Paul VI asserted his authority

March 3, 2014
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The disharmony and bitterness of the 1964 session of the Second Vatican Council did not end with the so-called "black week" at the end of the session. Pope Paul VI had felt snubbed by the rejection of the Decree on the Missions that he had gone out of his way to promote and the failure of the Council for Promoting Christian Unity to send him the Decree on Ecumenism until after the council had approved the text. Now, he asserted his authority with greater vigour.

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'Black week' left no lasting marks on Vatican council

February 17, 2014
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

No account of the Second Vatican Council would be complete without a reflection on "the black week" – the week of Nov. 16, 1964 in which four papal interventions stunned the majority of council fathers, creating an emotional rift between them and Pope Paul VI.

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