Posts Tagged ‘Second Vatican Council’

The Second Vatican Council Continues to Bear Fruit After Fifty Years

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Fifty years ago today, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 1965, the Second Vatican Council came to a close. On the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Council, October 11, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI began the Year of Faith, which was a grace-filled time of spiritual renewal in the Church. Now […] [Read more]

Light for the People

Friday, November 21st, 2014

The Church is the all-embracing context of Christian life and witness. Of all the councils held so far, the Second Vatican Council concentrated most heavily on the nature and meaning of the Church. For some, it therefore deserved to be called “The Council on the Church.” Two of its most frequently quoted documents, the Dogmatic Constitution […] [Read more]

Going Back to School – It’s Not Just for Kids

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

As the days of summer draw to a close – at least according to the calendar, if not the thermometer – we turn our attention to the beginning of yet another school year.  Many adults I know whose school days ended long ago still appreciate having their own “school supplies” – pens, notebooks, reading lists, […] [Read more]

Blessed Pope John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Since his early youth as the son of a poor laborer, all Blessed Pope John XXIII  wanted was to be a parish priest, but God had other plans for him.  Born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, he served several diplomatic missions – during which he helped many Jews escape the Nazis – and he was also Patriarch […] [Read more]

The Bible as Summer Reading – Praying with Sacred Scripture

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

For many people, part of planning for vacation is heading off to the bookstore or the library or logging on to Amazon.com to purchase books for your reading pleasure. Some people work on a list throughout the year and know exactly what they want to read. Others like to browse and see what captures their […] [Read more]