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    A1. Pope John XXII announced the Second Vatican council (ecumenical council) of the Roman Catholic Church on January 25, 1959, as a chance for the church to take part in a renewal. Pope John XXII called the Council shortly after he was elected. He noticed that the Church needed to make the message of faith relevant to people in the twentieth century. Ecumenical councils had been called before, but usually during times of great crisis for the church. To most Catholics in 1959, the church didn’t seem to be struggling and most Catholics couldn’t even comprehend the problems that John clearly saw in the Catholic community. Even thought there weren’t any problems going on inside the Church, the Church noticed the trauma and fear that both World War I and World War I were putting on the members of the community. Seeing his people struggle, Pope John XXII conscience kept telling him to call the council more and more. On October 11, 1962 there was invitations sent to Protestant and Orthodox…

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    Research Paper: Second Vatican Council The Second Vatican Council began in 1962, and convened in 1965. In those brief three years, some of the Catholic Church’s long held traditions either changed or went away. For some it was the ushering in of the new era of a modern Catholicism. For others, it signaled the destruction of centuries of traditions, and the devaluation of some of the most sacred rituals. It is true that the heart of Catholic teachings were untouched, and that the beliefs that are…

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    all in the text: if it says the earth was created in six days, or that gay sex is wrong, they are the facts and unfortunately this forbids room for changing interest. In response to these internal issues the Church presented the idea of the Second Vatican Council with the aim to ‘throw open the windows of the catholic church so that we can see out and the people can see in’ (Pope John XXIII, 1962). The process and structure the church followed during the council was exceedingly inclusive and…

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    when he was quite young. After Bernard completed high school he went to study, to become a priest, in Rome. During his time in Rome he worked as a “delivery boy” during the second Vatican Council. His job was to pass out all of the different documents and information that the Bishops needed during the meetings of the council. He primarily worked during the last session of the council. He returned to America after he was ordained and got a job at Villanova University. He said masses and worked as…

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    The Second Vatican Council It is not an overstatement to say that the Catholic Church has changed more in the twenty-five years since the Second Vatican Council than it had in the previous two hundred (Komonchak). Pope John XXIII announced the creation of this council, also referred to as Vatican II, in January 1959, much to the surprise of the awaiting world. There had not been an ecumenical council — an assembly of Roman Catholic religious leaders meant to settle doctrinal issues — in…

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    Pope John XXIII initiated the Second Vatican Council in January of 1959. This came to a suprise for many as they believed that Ecumenical Council was an outdated method for change. However, Pope John XXIII believed this would be an effective way to make doctrinal changes. This Council brought about many changes to the Mass that were significant. Four changes that were momentous were the language change, the readings change, singing during Mass, and fasting times. Before the Second Vatican…

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    Second Vatican Council reminds us the seven sacraments build up the Body of Christ in these acts of worship. The “sacraments” are the biblical roots or Gods plan to save us into salvation through Christ. I will touch on a couple of sacrament that help build the foundation of the Church which is known as a sacramental sign or instrument of salvation. Baptism and Theology since Vatican II state that “Baptism was a reference to the Sacraments of Initiation”. In council requested for a special…

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    The Purpose of the Church The purpose of the church is a question that arises for many Christians today. Why should I go to church? Many may go to church so they can appear to be a “good Christian,” but do they really understand why they are there? In Matthew, the church is said to be “the kingdom.” Hebrews 10:25 says “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—all the more as you see the Day approaching.” This verse not only gives the…

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    It is about encouraging all the denominations of Christian faith to worship together. The purpose of the Vatican II was to promote unity and understanding between all people and ‘To intensify the daily growth of Catholics in Christian living” Sacrosanctum Concilium The aim of the council was to “highlight the churches apostolic and pastoral mission and by making the truth of the Gospel shine forth to lead all popel to seek and receive Gods Love which surpasses all knowledge” Fidei…

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    In the encyclical Populorum Progressio, Pope Paul VI extended the individual principles of the Second Vatican Council to nations and exhorted believers to pay attention to the way global economics holds under-developed nations down while enriching the developed nations that use them.”The same duty of solidarity that rests on individuals exists also for nations: ‘It is the very serious duty of the developed nations to help the under-developed’.” Pope Paul VI recognized the disparity that existed…

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