Vatican 2 - After 50 Years

From the monthly archives: May, 2013

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Subterfuge required to start discussion on Jews, liberty

June 3, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The draft version of the Decree on Ecumenism presented to the fathers of the Second Vatican Council in November 1963 had two chapters that never made it into the final version of the document.

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When council spoke of Church unity, it was looking East

May 27, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Catholics in the Western world think of ecumenism and full Church unity, our natural tendency is to think first of healing the breach of the 16th century Reformation.

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Church admits its sins against unity

May 20, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The Second Vatican Council's Decree on Ecumenism (Unitatis Redintegratio) staked the cause of Christian unity clearly on the ground of Church renewal.

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Hierarchy of truths help us see unity that already exists

May 13, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Perhaps the most important traditional Catholic teaching that received new life at the Second Vatican Council was that of the hierarchy of truths. The Decree on Ecumenism, no. 11, presented the notion that some truths are more central than others.

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