Tag Archives: Second Vatican Council

Renaissance triumphalist crowing both in bad taste and divisive

I saw a mordantly amusing comment from Fr. Hunwicke over at his blog HERE.  He mused about the recent 50th anniversary of Paul VI going to a Roman parish to say Mass in Italian.   Perpend.  My emphases and added … Continue reading

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“There was the Council of the Fathers – the real Council – but there was also the Council of the media.”

I was recently sent a link to a video of one of the last appearances of Benedict XVI during his pontificate. This is the famous audience during which he spoke about the “Council of the media”. [wp_youtube]CfTWC5lPshM[/wp_youtube] I think it … Continue reading

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What’s this all about anyway?

I was asked, “What are all these Pope canonizations really about, anyway? Are they all saints? Paul VI? Every Pope? Except… like … any Pius? Really?” I wrote about this a long time ago. More and more people, I now … Continue reading

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450 years ago today: Council of Trent closed!

Today is the 450th anniversary of the closing of the Council of Trent. Let’s think about this for a moment. First, the day the Second Vatican Council opened Pope John XXIII gave an address to the world and to the … Continue reading

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50 years ago today: BUGNINICARE!

Today is the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of Sacrosanctum Concilium. 50 years. FIFTY. YEARS. I went back into the archives of the blog to find my post about… Bugninicare! UNIVERSAL SPIRITUAL-CARE REFORM FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH (Socialized Worship) Taking … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 136: John XXIII opens Vatican II – ‘Gaudet Mater Ecclesia’ – optimism and naïveté, error and continuity

I have wanted to do this for some time. Today we have as our guest, Pope John XXIII. I read for you the whole of John’s address to the opening of the Second Vatican Council, a speech called Gaudet Mater … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 136: 25 years later – Ratzinger’s address to the Bishops of Chile; The Biological Solution

Today marks 25 years since Joseph Card. Ratzinger gave a famous address in Santiago, Chile to the Chilean bishops. Context: In the months immediately preceding this address, Archbp,  Marcel Lefebvre of the SSPX had signed an agreement with the Holy … Continue reading

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Pope Francis slaps down those who resist the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis has been saying Mass semi-publicly in the chapel of the Casa S. Marta, where he has been living.  He has been giving a “fervorino” at Mass, that is, a brief, usually off the cuff, sermon.  So far, there … Continue reading

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Tough talk about the Second Vatican Council – not pretty

Sandro Magister has an intriguing piece today about the Second Vatican Council and the possibility of reconciliation of the SSPX. It might upset some people. I think that some parts make sense. A few bits from the larger piece… The … Continue reading

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John XXIII 50 years ago: St. Joseph added to the Roman Canon

“Something will be done for St. Joseph.” Thus, John XXIII. Did you know that a title for St. Joseph is “Terror of Demons”? I’ve been rereading The Rhine Flows Into The Tiber, about the inner workings of the Second Vatican … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on Year of Faith: “a pilgrimage in the deserts of today’s world, taking with us only what is necessary”

“Reference to the documents saves us from extremes of anachronistic nostalgia and running too far ahead, and allows what is new to be welcomed in a context of continuity.” Thus, Benedict XVI during his homily for the Opening of the Year … Continue reading

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The future and our choices

I posted this before (HERE) but it is worth a review: I continue to marvel that this from Catholic News Service.

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Hans Küng won’t celebrate 50th of Vatican II, prefers “funeral service”

From The Bitter Pill: Küng misses Vatican II celebration 17 May 2012 Theologian Hans Küng [but not a Catholic  theologian… heh…] has turned down an invitation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the German Katholikentag … Continue reading

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When some event is important, you keep careful records of it. Right? And if it is really important?

Keeping a good archive is important, especially in the long run.  The more important the event or records, the more urgent the need for a good archive… and archivist. Scripta manent, after all. Some people think that the Second Vatican … Continue reading

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Was a Council necessary? Explain in 200 words or less.

Fr. Bede Rowe of A Chaplain Abroad has an amusing post about the observance of the anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. He begins: There was a world wide consultation of Bishops before the initial preparation of the Council began. I … Continue reading

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