Books, documents, videos, and resources related to the second vatican council. Concilium oecumenicum vaticanum secundum, informally known as vatican ii addressed relations between the roman catholic church and the modern world. The council therefore sees particularly cogent reasons for undertaking the reform and promotion of the liturgy. I believe that saint francis is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authentically. Ii vatican council october 11th, 1962 december 8th, 1965 all documents in english fulltext search engine of all documents of the ii vatican council search terms. This is a pdf edition of the print book under the same name here on lulu. Many faithful are not familiar with the details about the council, and particularly not with the specific content and importance of the documents issued by the council fathers. Documents of the second vatican council notes on interpretation daniel j. Between 1962 and 1964, theologians and bishops from around the world would debate the teachings and practices of the church. Vatican ii stipulates that the laity by virtue of their baptism are constitutive members of the church and should play their role in the mission of the whole christian faithful in the church and the world. The second ecumenical council of the vatican, or vatican ii, was the twentyfirst ecumenical council of the roman catholic church. See all 3 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Dec 21, 2015 december 8 marked 50th years since the closing of the second vatican council. The third document issued by the second vatican council, on november 21, 1964, is undoubtedly the crown jewelthe impressive dogmatic constitution on the church lumen gentium.
Documents of the second vatican council 196265 by vatican. Dignitatis humanae, declaration on religious freedom by a vote of 2308 to 70. In its final session, the vatican council issued a decree on the apostolate of the laity. An ecumenical council is a meeting of the bishops of the church to discuss matters of church doctrine and practice. Norman tanner the impact of vatican i and ii on the. Pages in category documents of the second vatican council the following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total. Castellano 2012 the documents of vatican ii were intended to be intelligible to modern man, so the language found in them often departs from the catholic speak we find in preconciliar magisterial documents and. The authoritative latin text of each of these documents can. Dolman, 1848, 12 hanover historical texts project scanned by hanover college students in 1995. The first vatican council was convened in 1869 and ended in 1870, an ecumenical council of the roman catholic church, and one of the most important events in her historical development since the council of trent. Click on english or whatever language you are most comfortable reading 4. It gives a brief outline of the sociopolitical context at the time of the first and second vatican councils so as to outline the factors behind the theological journey of the catholic church in this time period.
Go to the bottom of the page and click on resource library 5. Listed in the order in which they were promulgated. Four future popes took part in the councils opening. Vatican i sought to catch up with the developments of the three intervening centuries. Donald sanborn dismantles the chief errors of the second vatican council 196265 album alamy stock photo the modernist monstrosity known as the second ecumenical council of the vatican opened on october 11, 1962, and officially closed on december 8, 1965, almost exactly. First vatican council 186970, 20th ecumenical council of the roman catholic church, convoked by pope pius ix to deal with contemporary problems, notably the rising influence of rationalism, liberalism, and materialism. More postconciliar documents paperback december 31, 1982 by vatican council 19621965 author, austin flannery editor 4. The council fathers themselves have now for the most part passed on. What happened at vatican i the first vatican council. The second ecumenical council of the vatican, commonly known as the second vatican. These are the dogmatic constitutions, declarations, and decrees of the second vatican council as found on. Only catholics over 60years old will remember what life was like and how different it was, before the reforms of the council. Council, the church in nigeria is still struggling to understand itself as well as to discern.
The council, through the holy see, was formally opened under the pontificate of pope john xxiii on 11 october 1962 and was closed under pope paul vi on the solemnity of the immaculate conception on 8 december 1965. The prompt publication of affairs and events provides every individual with a fuller. Catholic life before the second vatican council golden anniversary this year we celebrate the most important event in the catholic church in the 20th century. As early as the end of the year 1864, pius ix had commissioned t. Available at the holy see, the ewtn library, the catholic information network, and st josef. Second vatican council simple english wikipedia, the. The first vatican council, or vatican i, was a meeting of roman catholic bishops. This is the translation chosen for inclusion in the catechism of the catholic church and the text that both students of the council and students of the catechism will want. This essay discusses the changes to official roman catholic theology that were made at the second vatican council. Voices of vatican ii study guide catholic news service.
The second vatican council principal dates, events. December 8 marked 50th years since the closing of the second vatican council. The page numbers of waterworths translation appear in brackets. The councils addressed the theology of the trinity and specifically the two. The second vatican council reformed liturgical practices, embraced new ideas with regard to the lay communitys role in the church, and allowed for alteration of existing church buildings while encouraging new designs for future churches.
This study guide addresses the key points of each of the council documents, and is meant as an introductory overview. Saint pauls phrase, the letter kills, but the spirit gives life. The preliminaries were surrounded by the closest secrecy. Therefore, following in the footsteps of the council of trent and of the first vatican council, this present council wishes to set forth authentic doctrine on divine revelation and how it is handed on, so that by hearing the message of salvation the whole world may believe, by believing it may hope, and by hoping it may love. The council fathers begin the document by making known their desire to intensify the apostolic activity of the people of god, and, in order to accomplish this, the fathers turn their attention to the role of the christian laity. Over 2000 patriarchs, cardinals, residing bishops, abbots, male heads of religious orders, and other nominated persons participated each autumn in the four year. The council closed on december 8th of the same year. Decree on the mission activity of the church ad gentes. The documents of the second vatican council are shot through with the language of the bible. Second vatican council simple english wikipedia, the free. Historical background of vatican ii vatican ii creighton. Pastoral constitution on the church in the modern world gaudium et spes.
Constitutions, declarations and decrees council vatican sec. He was to preside over the councils three remaining sessions, which completed work on all its 16 documents. This council was summoned by pope pius ix by the bull aeterni patris of 29 june 1868. It was the twentyfirst ecumenical council of the catholic church and the second to be held at saint peters basilica in the vatican. I do not want to write this encyclical without turning to that attractive and compelling figure, whose name i took as my guide and inspiration when i was elected bishop of rome. The 16 documents of the second vatican council ewtn. The second vatican council principal dates, events, documents oct 9, 1958 death of pius xii oct 28, 1958 election of john xxiii jan 25, 1959 announcement of the council purposes renewal adaptation aggiornamento christian unity may 1959 nov 1960 antepreparatory period worldwide consultation structure of the preparation. The latin texts are the normative texts of the council, published in the acta apostolicae sedis, in which the official acts of the holy see are published. Declaration on religious freedom dignitatis humanae. It has the latin on the left and english on the right page. The documents of vatican ii, edited by walter abbott, sj and with comments from protestant and orthodox authorities. When the second vatican council was opened by pope.
Events at the second vatican council by christopher mcmahon any account of the achievement of vatican ii has to include at least a brief narrative of the events that took place at the council. The second vatican council met from 1962 to 1965 in four sessions octoberdecember 1962, septemberdecember 1963, septembernovember 1964, and septemberdecember 1965. Vatican ii was an ecumenical council that took place in vatican city from october 11, 1962, until december 8, 1965. As early as 1520, luther called for a council to reform the church and to settle the controversies that. The story which was never told, by lindau editions, has been published in italy in the past few days. The first question has to do with information, as it is called, or the search for and reporting of the news. Decree on the ministry and life of priests presbyterorum ordinis. For the liturgy, through which the work of our redemption is accomplished, 1 most of all in the divine sacrifice of the eucharist, is the outstanding means whereby the faithful may express in their lives, and manifest to. Also as a result of ecumenism, we had no condemnation of communism at vatican ii. It was convoked by pope pius ix and convened from 1869 to 1870.
Ii vatican council all documents with fulltext search engine. It ordered an extensive revision of worship so that people would have a clearer sense of. Though he was beatified last year on september 3rd in a balance of traditionalist pio nono and liberals, make no mistake john xxiii was a liberal. I believe that saint francis is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of. Vatican i sought to catch up with the developments of.
Pope john xxiii started vatican ii in 1962 and it lasted until 1965, when pope paul vi ended it. The documents of vatican ii by second vatican council. Contemporary challenges for vatican iis theology of the. Notes for opening lecture 3 in studying the councils documents, it is important to keep in mind that this was pope john xxiiis actual program for it. Vatican ii exploring the jesuit and catholic dimensions of the universitys mission an ecumenical council is a gathering of the bishops of the church to address doctrinal and pastoral questions and to issue decrees for the regulation of church life. Vatican ii documents for the faithful of the church. Dei verbum, dogmatic constitution on divine revelation by a vote of 2344to 6 apostolicam actuositatem, decree on the apostolate of the laity by a vote of 2305 to 2 december 7, 1965 four documents promulgated. Preparations for the council were directed by a central commission and subcommissions, dominated by members of the curia papal. Tx0021861contentevents at the second vatican council. This council represents a major event in the life of the church of the 20th century, and for this reason it constitutes a fundamental era in universal history. Decrees of the first vatican council papal encyclicals. This assembly, invoked by pope john xxiii, met to discuss matters of faith and church discipline. Approved 2,147 to 4 and promulgated by pope paul vi on 4 december 1963.
The documents are all listed by their latin names once you have arrived, navigate the documents to find these answers. More postconciliar documents vatican council 19621965, austin flannery on. Christus rex likewise contains the documents and addresses of the council, including the addresses of pope blessed john xxiii and pope paul vi, together with a. Nearly a century after the first vatican council, the second vatican council, commonly known as vatican ii, was held between 19621965. A summary and guide to the documents of the second vatican council a collected series of articles written on the documents of vatican ii between february and october of 2010. The council of trent the first session the canons and decrees of the sacred and oecumenical council of trent, trans. The first session was held in st peters basilica on 8 december 1869 in the presence and under the presidency of the pope. The first vatican council in 186970 came some 300 years after the previous ecumenical council, trent in the sixteenth century. Second vatican council 196265, 21st ecumenical council of the roman catholic church, announced by pope john xxiii in 1959 as a means of spiritual. Statute of the dicastery for the laity, family and life. Norman tanner the impact of vatican i and ii on the catholic. The council defined the conditions of papal infallibility. Now clearly this has become most useful and very often necessary for the progress of contemporary society and for achieving closer links among men. Individual use small group use w discussion q w study guide bulletin short handout other austin flannery, op, editor.
Governing the resignation, for reasons of age, of holders of certain offices subject to papal appointment. The second ecumenical council of the vatican, commonly known as the second vatican council or vatican ii, addressed relations between the catholic church and the modern world. View second vatican council research papers on academia. Dei verbum byelorussian, chinese, czech, english, french, german. By the spirit of vatican ii is often meant promoting teachings and intentions attributed to the second vatican council in ways not limited to literal readings of its documents, spoken of as the letter of the council cf. After all, vatican ii is not simply a set of documents. The pope was referring to the rising influence of rationalism, liberalism, and materialism. Canterbury outdoor procession in september 1947 archbishop peter amigo shouted at me.
First vatican council, also called vatican i, 186970, 20th ecumenical council of the roman catholic church, convoked by pope pius ix to deal with contemporary problems. Vatican ii, the council, errors in the council documents caused the spirit of vatican ii. Fortyfive years have passed since the conclusion of the second vatican council, the 21st such council in the history of the church, but the problems arising from it remain alive and well. The second vatican council of the roman catholic church has repudiated the ancient charge of collective jewish guilt in the death of jesus. The impact of vatican i and ii on the catholic church how novel was vatican ii. I think the documents show that the council tried to carry out this program, which in turn shows that the majority of bishops listened to pope. Oct 11, 2012 documents of the second vatican council. Nov 20, 2015 50 years of the modernist juggernaut vatican ii. It is one of the council s two major documents on the church, the other being the constitution on the church in the modern world. Ecumenism as a result of ecumenism we have put the tabernacle, rosary, beautiful statues and vestments to the side in our churches because these are unecumenical. Moreover, the fathers of the council, freely acceding to the wish of the secretariat for the supervision of publications and entertainment, reverently request that the sovereign pontiff extend the duties and competence of this office to include all media of social communication, including the press. Documents of the vatican council 18691870 pope pius ix. The declaration the fruit of years of effort is not an end but a beginning. All session conducted in latin, all documents written.
One of these problems is the relationship between the letter the texts and the spirit of the council. Here are the 16 documents approved by the second vatican council and their dates of promulgation. It cannot obliterate with one stroke the issues that have too often stood between. The conciliar and postconciliar documents austin flannery on. The second vatican council, also referred to as vatican ii, brought the worlds catholic leaders and scholars to rome, to revise catholicisms teachings and practices. Documents of the second vatican council series by second. More than fifty years since the beginning of the council, the church in nigeria is still struggling to understand itself as well as to discern. It was the twentyfirst ecumenical council of the catholic church and.753 1596 299 1373 96 438 1232 227 1404 1182 443 1351 283 381 376 441 456 198 476 1496 1088 826 274 1521 566 450 1352 372 674 1040 362 430 557 1500 1118 976 157 1223 38 1060 1162 959 1260 1052 625 988