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Vatican II teaches heresy concerning the unity of the Church, namely that the Church of Christ is not exclusively identified with the Catholic Church, but merely subsists in it.
The teaching of Vatican II concerning collegiality alters the monarchical constitution of the Catholic Church, with which she was endowed by the Divine Savior.
The doctrine of Vatican II, confirmed by the 1983 Code of Canon Law, which states that the subject (the possessor) of the supreme authority of the Church is the college of bishops together with the pope, is contrary to the defined doctrine of the Council of Florence and of Vatican I.…
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  Second Vatican Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, was an Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church opened under Pope John XXIII in 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI in 1965.
On December 8, the Second Vatican Council was formally closed, with the bishops professing their obedience to the Council's decrees.
Traditionalist Catholics often cite these statistics to buttress their assertion that the alleged ambiguity of Vatican II documents and the interpretations assigned to those documents have had a negative impact on the Church.
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 Principal Errors of Vatican II Ecclesiology
Vatican II Canon 844 "Christ's faithful for whom it is physically or morally impossible to approach a Catholic minister, may lawfully receive the sacraments of penance, the Eucharist and anointing of the sick from non-Catholic ministers in whose Churches these sacraments are valid.
Vatican II favors "Naturalism" which exalts man and human values, thereby causing the supernatural values of the Redemption and of grace to be forgotten.
Vatican II refuses to condemn the errors of "Socialism and Communism." The attitude of the Vatican II false-popes since the 1960's confirms this, on both sides of the Iron Curtain.
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Vatican II in faithful obedience to tradition, the sacred Council declares that Holy Mother Church holds all lawfully recognized rites to be of equal right and dignity; that she wishes to preserve them in the future and to foster them in every way.
Vatican II Divinely sent to the nations of the world to be unto them "a universal sacrament of salvation," the Church, driven by the inner necessity of her own catholicity, and obeying the mandate of her Founder, strives ever to proclaim the Gospel to all men.
Vatican II The restoration of unity among all Christians is one of the principal concerns of the Second Vatican Council.
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 Vatican II - Voice of The Church
Today, therefore, the teachings of Vatican II are the current, the most recent and the most solemn expression of the Mind of the Church.
The solemn significance of an ecumenical, or general Council is explored further in Vatican II in Focus.
The Vatican II Symposium of 2002 is a major section of the website.
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 Vatican II: 40 years later: A Council Primer
Until the strong centralization of the papacy at the end of the first millennium, many of these regional councils were called at the bishops’; own initiative; in some cases the pope was not even notified, or learned of their respective deliberations when the news finally made its way to Rome, sometime after several years.
(Vatican I, in contrast, had 737 bishops in attendance.) Depending on the session, the number of bishops was between 2,000 and 2,500.
In contrast, many of the council fathers at Vatican II were natives of developing nations, raised in non-European cultures.
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 The Second Vatican Council and Catholicism.
The ethic of Vatican II is the common religious error of assuming that hugging sin is the answer instead of the difficult path which Christ taught.
Vatican II occurred because the realities inside the church door were not mixing with the realities outside the church door.
To conservatives, Vatican II undermined the essence of Catholicism.
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Vatican II, therefore, as a pastoral council, has no dogmatic force and can be held to be imprudent or even in error, with no compromise to one's Catholic faith.
Today we hear ceaseless exhortations to the effect that we must all imbibe the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, that the entire life of the Church must be reordered in conformity with its decrees, that indeed all the Church's activity take place in light of the council.
If one ecumenical council [especially with Vatican II being merely a pastoral rather than a dogmatic council] can be acknowledged as unhelpful at best and damaging to the Church at worst, then surely another one can.
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 Press Release - Vatican II Documentary Film Features ADL Interfaith Affairs Director
"Reflections on Vatican II is a unique contribution to a popular knowledge about the impact of Vatican II on religion in general and particularly the interreligious relationship," said Rabbi Klenicki, who also acted as a consultant for the film.
Facing the challenges of a new time, bishops convened for Vatican II to cover all the aspects of religious life from ritual to prayer, from theology to family life and focused on the meaning and future of the interfaith dialogue.
Vatican II was the first ecumenical council to be held in 93 years and the only one in Church history to bring together all the world’s Roman Catholic bishops.
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 Vatican City (Holy See)
The Vatican City State is situated on the Vatican hill, on the right bank of the Tiber River, within the city of Rome.
The first session of Ecumenical Council Vatican II was opened by John XXIII on Oct. 11, 1962, to plan and set policies for the modernization of the Roman Catholic Church.
Vatican II, as it is called, revolutionized some of the church's practices.
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 Reconsidering Vatican II
The mood at the Second Vatican Council, however, during its four hectic and exciting autumns from 1962 through 1965, was focused not on martyrdom and death but on buoyant hope.
The Good of Vatican II But new readers of The Open Church would not be well-served if I did not place into perspective the events I recorded in 1963.
From Vatican II on, most liberal Catholics abandoned the practice of tolerance toward conservatives, having learned to refer to them in tones of mockery.
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 Vatican II: 40 years later: Essay - The council we are still living
These developments are not the direct products of Vatican II, but they are no longer automatically precluded by faith as they once were.
According to the Vatican statistics for 1998 (the latest figures available in the Catholic Almanac for 2001), there are 404,626 priests in the world.
Though past councils had aimed at “moral unanimity,” it was the papalists who said that was not needed at Vatican I. And if literal unanimity had been applied to Vatican II, the statement that Jews had not killed Christ would have failed because of the 188 council fathers who voted against it.
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 What VATICAN II Really Said
What Vatican II really said is perhaps one of the most important issues of the 20th Century and of the century to come.
Recollections of a Vatican II Peritus, by Alfons Cardinal Stickler : details infidelity of the Consilium to Sacrosanctum Concilium, and explains why a restoration of the Ancient Roman Ordo may be the hope for the Church
Vatican II Heresy on Freedom of Religion by by Fr.
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 Catholic News Service - Vatican
The Vatican's 2006 budget closed with a surplus of more than $3.2 million, but the biggest surprise in the year's financial report was a huge jump in donations to Peter's Pence, the collection given directly to the pope for charitable and other activities of his choice.
Vatican police apprehended and escorted away a young man who tried to jump onto the open jeep in which Pope Benedict XVI was riding around St. Peter's Square before his June 6 audience talk.
The Vatican opened its doors to 18 diplomats from countries with significant Muslim populations attending a May 7-27 introductory course on the Vatican, Vatican diplomacy and the Vatican's approach to Catholic-Muslim and intercultural dialogue.
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The Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, was an ecclesial, theological, and ecumenical congress convened in the autumns of the four years from 1962 through 1965.
After Vatican II the use of the vernacular language was permitted in the celebration of the Mass and in 1970 the new Sacramentary and
As much as the Second Vatican Council is identified with this pope, John XXIII died June 3, 1963, before half of the Council was over and any of the documents had been promulgated.
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 Holy Spirit Interactive: Vatican II
Holy Spirit Interactive: Vatican II Discover Vatican II The Second Vatican Council was summoned by Pope John XXIII, convening in four sessions each year from 1962 to 1965.
Generally, Vatican II was an overhaul of the way the Church conducted itself and celebrated the liturgy, so that she would be more accessible to the people.
Vatican II - A Rapid Walk Through courtesy The Catholic Treasure Chest.
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 Seattle Catholic - The Vatican II Renewal: Myth or Reality
And in the years before the Council the number of adult baptisms was skyrocketing: 38,232 in 1930, 73,677 in 1940, 84,908 in 1945, 119,173 in 1950, 137,310 in 1955, and 146,212 in 1960.
I have to submit that one of the greatest obstacles to facing the reality of the disaster after Vatican II — and to working toward reversing the decline — is that many think erroneously that you can't criticize the Council or its aftermath because it imposed infallible dogma.
We also should take seriously the affirmation in the documents of Vatican II that the laity have a real role in the Church.
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 Vatican II and the Eucharist
The Eucharist and Vatican II "It is difficult to say something new about the Second Vatican Council.
The contents of this page will hopefully help you to use the Vatican II documents as a means of increasing faith and devotion to the Eucharist in your area.
On the contrary, almost every Vatican II document speaks of the Real Presence, and implies that we need to increase our devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
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 Religion, from Vatican II to the Hare Krishnas
Religion, from Vatican II to the Hare Krishnas
In 1964, the Church study of the issue of the persecution of Jews culminated with the Church declaring that Jews were not to be considered guilty of having killed Jesus Christ.
In 1968, in his encyclical Humanae Vitae, he reaffirmed the pre-Vatican II prohibition against birth control by means other than abstinence, and he reaffirmed the prohibition against abortion and against sterilization.
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 CNS STORY: Vatican official says pope will fix liturgical abuses firmly, gently
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican's top liturgy official said he expects Pope Benedict XVI to move against liturgical abuse with firm teaching and a gentle manner, recognizing that such mistakes often reflect ignorance, not ill will.
While some have proposed a wider indult to allow use of the pre-Vatican II Tridentine Mass with fewer restrictions, Cardinal Arinze said he is happy with Pope John Paul II's rules, which require the involvement of the local bishop.
The congregation's closer watch on translations in recent years does not mean the Vatican wants to supplant local bishops and bishops' conferences as the "key people" in translating liturgical texts, Cardinal Arinze said.
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 The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council - Dedicated to "The Immaculate".
From the beginning, the Second Vatican Council has shown that the great majority of the bishops are concerned with the pastoral needs of the Church.
The First Vatican Council, ending so abruptly in 1870, is known as the Pope's Council, for it defined the dogma of papal infallibility and stressed the supremacy of the Holy See.
At the close of the thirds session, the Vatican Council gave overwhelming approval to the Decree on the Eastern Churches.
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 Catholic News Service - Vatican II at 40
Forty years after the close of the Second Vatican Council, the deep transformation it set in motion continues to reverberate through the church at every level.
Once a young adviser to a German cardinal at the council, Pope Benedict XVI in many ways embodies the full spectrum of the Vatican II experience.
Vatican II was first council with modern technology
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 Amazon.com: Books: Vatican Council II: The Conciliar & Post Conciliar Documents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Vatican Council II: Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations (Vatican Council II) by Austin Flannery
What Vatican II did in its influence of present day Catholic perspectives and outlook is well-known.
I fully recommend "Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents (Vatican Collection, Volume 1)." It is just part of the beginning to understand the vastness of modern Catholic theology, but it is a highly readable book, and is officially recognized by Rome for its reliability.
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 Astrology Software for Research -Vatican II - astrology chart
Leda Gregory quotes Alden Hatch, "A Man Named John; the Life of Pope John XXIII" p.217, for the time of the Vatican II “It's all in the book as well as posted at websites about Vatican II.
Italian Vatican II which may be considered the chart for the modern Catholic Church, the Catholic convocation that brought sweeping changes to the Roman Catholic religion including the saying of Mass in the vernacular, having priests face the congregants, increased authority for non-priests, and a general modernization of the practice of Catholicism.
Since the current scandal over sexual abuse, begun in January 2002 with the case of defrocked priest John Geoghan, reformers have gained strength for changes on a variety of fronts – from giving the laity more power to re-examine longstanding policies on celibacy and female priests.
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 Revisiting Vatican II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Revisiting Vatican II It was 40 years ago this year that the Second Vatican Council came to a close and ushered in monumental changes such as a greater role for the laity, religious tolerance, and Mass in English.
It was a difficult adjustment, and I miss some of the pre-Vatican II church.
Vatican II was the biggest thing to happen to the church in my lifetime.
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 Vatican II Heresies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
This menu of the True Catholic website provides you with articles showing the heresies promoted by the Vatican II church, as well as showing why its rites are invalid.
Catechism on the Errors of Vatican II and its "popes"
shows the defects of the Vatican II "ordinations" using documents both from Pope Leo XIII and from the Vatican II council and its false "pope" Paul VI.
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