Friday, November 16, 2012

Vatican II opened the way for an adult Church

Theologian addresses the Second Vatican Council on the laity
Sandra Prather. WCR file photo / CCN.
The B.C. Catholic has a story by Ramon Gonzalez about a talk given by an Albertan theologian on the laity's role following the Second Vatican Council:
The responsibilities and rights of the laity to participate in the work and mission of the Church are based on Scripture and tradition, formulated in Church teachings — especially those from the Second Vatican Council — and codified in canon law.

In the view of Sandy Prather, a local theologian, Vatican II’s Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity recognizes the fundamental equality and dignity that arises from Baptism.

“It restored us to a total ecclesiology; which means that the Church is the people of God, not just the hierarchy,” she said.


She described the decree as a positive development. “I think Vatican II opened the way for us to be an adult Church.”
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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