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From the monthly archives: November, 2013

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Council presents Mary as a model of the Church

December 2, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The closest vote at the Second Vatican Council was over whether to discuss the Virgin Mary in a separate document or to include that discussion as part of its document on the Church.

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A pilgrim Church yearns for eternity

November 25, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In the preparations for the Second Vatican Council, Blessed John XXIII asked that a document be prepared on the veneration of the saints.

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Religious life grew out of a desire for purer Christianity

November 18, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When the Second Vatican Council spoke of the universal call to holiness, it raised another issue. If, because of our baptismal consecration, we are called and empowered to be holy, where do religious orders fit into the picture?

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Laity called to share in Christ's ministry

November 11, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The role of the laity was one of the least-debated topics at the Second Vatican Council. Popes Pius XI and Pius XII had already laid out a vision of the laity as serving on the front lines of the Church – those who take the Church’s teaching and apply it in the secular sphere.

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