Thursday, October 11, 2012

The B.C. Catholic explores Vatican II

Watershed event will be re-explored during the Year of Faith
Bishops arrive in St. Peter's Square before a meeting of the Second Vatican
Council in 1962. CNS photo.
Today marks the official opening of the Year of Faith, which also marks the opening of the Second Vatican Council. The B.C. Catholic will explore this watershed event over the next year:
Many Catholics look upon Vatican II favourably for modernizing the Church. The council met in four sessions from 1962 to 1965 and produced 16 documents.

Changes that came out of the council allowed for Mass in the vernacular, moved the altar so the celebrating priest faced the congregation, increased the role of the laity, and opened the door for dialogue with other Christian denominations and with non-Christians.
Read the full introduction at The B.C. Catholic website.

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