The Second Vatican Council The Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II as it is often called, was an Ecumenical Council, (which means it affected the worldwide Christian community) of the Roman Catholic Church. It began on October 11, 1962 under, Pope John XXIII with over two thousand attendants (Hollis 23). The council ended on December 8, 1965, with Pope Paul VI presiding over the council due to the death of Pope John XXIII in 1963. The council consisted of four different sessions convening
Catholic Christianity. He believed that 'the renewal of the Catholic Church willed by the Second Vatican Council has come to a standstill.' (Kung:1971:9) The transformation of Roman Catholicism both by the councils of Trent, Vatican I and II was believed to have been needed in order to look ay the way in which the Christian tradition encapsulates the truth of the religion. Both the Vatican councils attempted to transform Roman Catholicism. Before I can first look at Kungs objections
Through the boom of natural science and new insights it offers regarding the human condition, religion has been discounted or dismissed. As the fields of science, philosophy, and behavioral studies have grown, Christian beliefs have been scrutinized. Throughout the Age of Reason, science began to offer a concrete source for answers. Faith was pushed aside when “the god once found in nature and planets, slowly evolved to a god now more removed…this god now became only the moral guide for humans” (Huebsch
and worship are a direct result of the Second Vatican Council, which took place in Rome between 1962 and 1965. But some have argued that the undeniable and revolutionary changes that took place after Vatican II were due to many misrepresentations of the actual teachings of the Council. In this response I will demonstrate from indisputable and well-documented facts that Ecumenism before the Second Vatican Council was always condemned and the Second Vatican Council had no absolute authority to change
Why is Vatican II so Significant in the Modern Church? INTRODUCTION: VATICAN II Vatican II was the 21st ecumenical council recognized by the Roman Catholic church, which became the symbol of the church's openness to the modern world. The council was announced by Pope John XXIII on January 25, 1959, and held 178 meetings in the autumn of each of four successive years. The first gathering was on October 11, 1962, and the last on December 8, 1965. Of 2908 bishops and others eligible to attend, 2540
The 2nd Vatican Council Starting with the First Council of Nicaea in 325 the Catholic Church established a tradition of ecumenical Council meetings to help decide on and shape the future of the Church. The most recent Council, called Vatican II, is considered to be both the largest ever in scope and also the most ground breaking in the amount of change it yielded. The changes in doctrine, dogma and procedure they enacted had major effects both inside and outside the Catholic Church and continue
Women in the Contemporary Church The status of women within the Catholic Church is often deemed a controversial topic. In particular, the position of females in the contemporary Roman Catholic Church is an interesting notion to consider. By considering the roles of women today in the Roman Catholic Church, this essay will analyse the trends and difficulties regarding women and describe the necessary steps to take to advance steps to equality. Furthermore, official teachings of the Roman Catholic
of corrupt politicians is not placed on the clergy. Looking back at the greatest meeting of all time, Vatican II, the Church gathered a corpus of theologians, officials, and experts in other fields to make a great change in how the clergy would go about and christify or exclaim the message of Christ to the world.Years later, it seems now everyday a sex abuse scandal is revealed or the Vatican is being questioned about their bank and whether or not secrets are being kept from the outside world.
responds to the societal, political, spiritual and economical issues and changes through calling an ecumenical council. There have been 21 ecumenical councils. Two of the main councils that were influential are Council of Trent (1545-1563) and Second Vatican Council (1869-1870). Vatican II brought about a very big change in the Catholic Church. It reshaped the church and liturgy. The council produced many documents that are relevant to the people. One of the main documents was The Constitution on the
“The three center-points of a Christian theology are beyond doubt the doctrine of a triune God, of God the Word made manifest in the flesh of Christ, and of God the Spirit who expounds the revelation of love in the Church and in her members.”1 While the first of these three, the triune God, begs no question from the church, the latter two seem to transcend the minds of the Catholic clergy. “God the Word” signifies that both belief and faith are pillars of understanding in the Catholic tradition.