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The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy ~ “noble simplicity”

We’re a series of reflections (this is the fourth) on the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.  This is in commemoration and celebration of the opening of the Second Vatican Council 50 years ago on October 11, 1962.  In our last section, we looked at some of the translations of the people’s parts like “consubstantiation” in […]

The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy ~ “full, conscious and active participation”

We are in the third of a series of reflections on the premier document of the Second Vatican Council ~ The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.   Last time, we said that “the Church earnestly desires that all the faithful be led to that full, conscious, and active participation that is demanded by the very […]

Pope Paul VI continues the work of Vatican II

In our last presentation, we talked about the opening session of the Second Vatican Council on October 11th, 1962.   Pope John the Twenty-Third solemnly opened the Council on that day and I gave an excerpt of his address. Unfortunately, Good Pope John died of stomach cancer a year and a half later on June […]

The 50th Anniversary of the Opening of the Second Vatican Council

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Fifty years ago, on October 11th. 1962, good Pope John the Twenty-Third opened the Second Vatican Council – one of the most extraordinary achievements of the Twentieth Century. In a series of blogs, I’ve adapted what I’ve written in my Arise reflection / letter for my wider blog readership.  I have […]