John Quinn, addressing the issue of "Collegiality and Structures of Communion," reminds us that "Vatican I correctly read, like Vatican II
, is no obstacle to a collegial exercise of papal authority, teaching authority, or governing authority" (65); the Church of Vatican II
still needs decentralization, and the steps taken by Pope Francis represent the beginning of such a change.
To this end, Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, a former Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People and a distinguished scholar of Vatican II
, has recently published a book entitled Papal Primacy and the Episcopate: From the First Millennium to the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council.
was announced by Pope John XXIII in January, 1959 (Congar became a peritus in July, 1960); it gained momentum, however, only three-and-a-half years later, after a period of fruitless struggles with the Roman Curia.
the only American woman who was an official observer at Vatican II
According to the pontiff, "the implementation of the council has been somewhat difficult" because a "hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture" has dominated the popular understanding of what Vatican II
did for the Catholic Church.
is also the most amply documented chapter of church history in the past several centuries--another parallel to the civil rights movement.
Most recently he has located Vatican II
as a catalyst for nothing short of "the Catholic revolution.
Written by two priests who are identical twins and members of the Congregation of the Mary Immaculate Queen, Tumultuous Times: Twenty General Councils of the Catholic Church & Vatican II
and Its Aftermath is an exhaustive look at the history of the Catholic religion.
The process nature of reception means that this paper makes no claims to being a definitive account of the reception of Vatican II
The worldwide meeting of bishops and cardinals convened by Pope John XXIII in the 1960s became known as Vatican II
, and instituted various changes in the church, such as allowing the Mass to be said in languages other than Latin and permitting communion to be given hand to hand by nonordained church members.
Some ultra-conservative Catholics have never been happy with Vatican II
, considering it a cave-in to theological liberalism.
History of Vatican II
, edited by Giuseppe Alberigo, probably the greatest authority on the history of the council, is the product of some of the finest scholars on the history of Vatican II
Catholic institutions before Vatican II
took academic freedom to mean that professors were free to teach what was true.
Memoires de Vatican II
, Montreal, Fides, 1997, 117 p.
He has carried the authoritarianism of the pope's office to an extreme, rolling back all the progressive gains of Vatican II
, the council Pope John XXIII called more than 35 years ago to bring the church into line with modern times.