Vatican 2 - After 50 Years

From the monthly archives: December, 2012

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Renewal of the liturgy had huge effect on life of Church

December 24, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One could go on at great length detailing the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council. The magnitude of these reforms was immense, touching virtually every aspect of the Church’s liturgical and sacramental life.

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Vatican II Catholics have a spirituality rooted in the bible

December 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For many, perhaps most, Catholics, the most frequent place of encounter with the Bible is in the Liturgy of the Word at Mass. Prior to the Second Vatican Council, that encounter was severely restricted. The Scripture readings at Mass were on a one-year cycle and most of the Bible, including most of the New Testament, was never proclaimed.

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Door was opened to 'radical adaptations' in local liturgy

December 10, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

For more than 1,000 years, liturgical reform had meant an effort to establish uniformity in worship throughout the Catholic Church. At the Second Vatican Council, reform took a different direction – the quest for uniformity gave way to an allowance for the liturgy to respect the diversity of cultures around the world.

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