Category Archives: THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL

AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER FOURTEEN

!!!!   After I was appointed the Rector of Saint Mary Cathedral and Chancellor of the Diocese, the editor of The Miami Herald sent a reporter to interview me.  The paper wanted to publish a profile of me in the … Continue reading

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FRANCIS AND BARTHOLOMEW vs KIRILL; ONLY CHRIST CAN OVERCOME RUSSIAN NARCISSIST SELF-SATISFACTION

!!!! The Russian Veto Against Francis and Bartholomew The embrace between Rome and Constantinople is renewed. But a document from the patriarchate of Moscow freezes the discussion between Catholics and Orthodox on the powers of the pope over the universal … Continue reading

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CHAOS LOOMS ON THE HORIZON IF EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES ARE GIVEN DOCTRINAL POWER

!!!!   The Federalist Option of the Bishop of Rome More autonomy for the national episcopal conferences. And more room for different cultures. The two points on which “Evangelii Gaudium” most distinguishes itself from the magisterium of the previous popes … Continue reading

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EVEN AFTER 450 YEARS WE SHOULD STILL THANK GOD FOR THE COUNCIL OF TRENT

!!!! Church Marks the 450th Anniversary of Council of Trent (943) The Reformation-era council has shaped the life of the Church for nearly half a millennium. by STEPHEN BEALE 12/02/2013 – tanbooks.comTHE NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER WASHINGTON — The Council of … Continue reading

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THE ELECTORS OF THE CONCLAVE WERE GIVEN A TEN-POINT CHECKLIST; HOW WELL DID THEY PERFORM?

!!!! Groundbreaking: The Last Warning to the Pope’s Electors The official bulletin of the Holy See has lifted the secrecy from the meditation dictated to the cardinals at the beginning of the last conclave, with the doors already closed. Here … Continue reading

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THIS EXTEMPORANEOUS ANALYSIS OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL BY POPE BENEDICT XVI IS PRICELESS FOR UNDERSTANDING THE CHURCH 50 YEARS AFTER THE COUNCIL

!!!!   VATICAN CITY, February 22, 2013 (Zenit.org) – Here is the fourth and final part of a Vatican translation of the reflection Benedict XVI gave Feb. 14, when he met with the clergy of Rome. The Holy Father delivered … Continue reading

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THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL: THE HERMENEUTIC OF RUPTURE AND OF CONTINUITY

!!!! Here is a translation of the Advent sermon given today in the presence of Benedict XVI and members of the curia by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the pontifical household. This is the second of Fr. Cantalamessa’s sermons … Continue reading

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TRADITION IS SUBJECT TO EVOLUTION, BUT ALSO TO INVOLUTIONS !

Bologna Speaks: Tradition Is Also Made of “Ruptures” A Bolognese disciple of Fr. Dossetti, the historian Enrico Morini, joins the dispute. With a surprising analysis that might please the traditionalists more than the innovators. In a POSTSCRIPT the replies of … Continue reading

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