Vatican II: The Catholic Church’s Lost Revolution

“The Second Vatican Council, which convened 50 years ago next month, has been described as the most momentous religious event of the 20th century. Meeting in four sessions over three years, the world’s Roman Catholic bishops sought to reimagine the role the church — the spiritual home of more than one-sixth of humanity — could play in a rapidly changing world. Yet Vatican II so dramatically failed to fulfill its promise that it registers very little in common memory today, even among Catholics whose faith it was meant to transform. Nevertheless, the changes it initiated were profound, and their current still runs below the surface of an uncertain church … Vatican II, from its half-forgotten place in the past, still points to an urgently needed Catholic renewal.” Commentary by James Carroll, The Boston Globe

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  1. #1 by Joe Gable on October 1, 2012 - 11:03 AM

    I was in Roma at the time of Vatican !! — so much hope — now so much dispair — we need bishops to stop, take a breath and re-think some of their actions over the last 50 years. I know there is leadrship out there, it just needs to step forward and listen to the people and Christ teachings.


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