Category Archives: Vatican II

Cleaning out My E-mail In Box

… and discovering a question from a seminarian: In regards to Dei Verbum, Lumen Gentium, Gaudium et Spes, and Sacrosanctum Concilium, What is/are the most important common ideas?  Why are they important?  How do we know that they are important? … Continue reading

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Archbishop Foley on Inter Mirifica

Before we got into the series on Inter Mirifica (see sidebar for the complete set of posts) I noted Zenit’s publication of this talk by Archbishop John Foley on use of the media. Foley was speaking to new bishops last … Continue reading

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Vatican II Done! What’s Next?

With the last post on Ad Gentes, we’ve completed a full commentary on the Vatican II documents: 615 posts by the wordpress count. Where other web sites and individuals may give more lip service to the notion, if you’ve been … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 41

It’s a good way to go out with our examination of the documents of Vatican II. We conclude Ad Gentes with a discussion of the role of the laity in promoting and supporting the work of the missions. Lay(women and) … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 40

Ad Gentes turns to the role of men and women religious who are not explicitly missionaries: Religious institutes of the contemplative and of the active life have so far played, and still do play, the main role in the evangelization … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 39

Ad Gentes addresses the role of the parish priest. If any clergy wish to offer input on this section, feel free to do so. Priests personally represent Christ, and are collaborators of the order of bishops in that threefold sacred … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 38

Bishops exist not only for their own diocese, and not only as part of an ordered hierarchy, but for a purpose that includes cooperation and communion: All bishops, as members of the body of bishops succeeding to the College of … Continue reading

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