The Inside Story Of Vatican Ii

Author: Rev. Fr. Ralph Wiltgen
Editor: TAN Books
ISBN: 0895551861
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Only two years after the Second Vatican Council concluded in 1965, Catholics around the world welcomed the publication of The Rhine Flows Into the Tiber, a history of the Council published worldwide in four languages. Widely hailed for its balanced, factual reporting, this eye-opening insider's account was written by Rev. Ralph M. Wiltgen, a priest and professional journalist who was an eyewitness with unparalleled access to the principal figures and events of the Council. The Inside Story of Vatican II is a revised, updated edition of that ground-breaking contemporary account, which details in particular the crucial influence on the Council's proceedings exerted by its German-speaking bishops. As Catholics continue to debate the meaning and impact of Vatican II, they will find this book an indispensable guide for understanding what actually took place there behind the scenes.

The Inside Story Of Vatican Ii

Author: Rev. Fr. Ralph Wiltgen
Editor: TAN Books
ISBN: 1618906399
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Only two years after the Second Vatican Council concluded in 1965, Catholics around the world welcomed the publication of The Rhine Flows Into the Tiber, a history of the Council published worldwide in four languages. Widely hailed for its balanced, factual reporting, this eye-opening insider's account was written by Rev. Ralph M. Wiltgen, a priest and professional journalist who was an eyewitness with unparalleled access to the principal figures and events of the Council. The Inside Story of Vatican II is a revised, updated edition of that ground-breaking contemporary account, which details in particular the crucial influence on the Council's proceedings exerted by its German-speaking bishops. As Catholics continue to debate the meaning and impact of Vatican II, they will find this book an indispensable guide for understanding what actually took place there behind the scenes.

A Vatican Ii Pneumatology Of The Paschal Mystery

Author: James B. Anderson
Editor: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876525773
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The study presented in this volume considers an essential topic of revealed truth, namely the Holy Spirit's role in the Paschal Mystery. Theological research has been particularly concerned with this question in recent years, endeavouring more and more to clarify and define the relations between Christ and the Holy Spirit, emphasizing the Spirit's action in the life and mission of the Savior. J. Anderson considers this theme within a very precise framework: that of the Second Vatican Council, Ad Gentes I, 2-5, . The conciliar text is brief but full of meaning and this merits a thorough examination. This is the first time that a systematic study is presented to us on the subject of this text. It is carried out with great care. The author retraces in detail the different stages of the text's redaction, and notes the corrections which have been conserved, but also the recollections and notes of those who collaborated in the redaction. He has taken the trouble to consult personally several of these collaborators. It is this consultation that helps to give a great value to his study. The work includes valuable information which no future study of the conciliar Decree can afford to overlook. By concentrating on an analysis of the text, the author determines the elements of a pneumatology in conjunction with the Pascal Mystery. He thus provides a sure basis for the reflection of theologians who wish to understand better the role of the Holy Spirit in the missionary activity of the Church. Let us hope that this remarkable contribution will receive the appreciation which it merits and will evoke an interest leading to further pneumatological research

Being Right

Author: Mary Jo Weaver
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253209993
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"ÂBeing Right is a significant book and a good read for anyone seriously interested in contemporary American religion." —Nova Religio "It will be very useful to historians, challenging to theologians and indispensable to anyone trying to make sense of the bewildering variety of Catholic presence in the contemporary United States." —American Catholic Studies Newsletter "ÂBeing Right maps the mental universe of this internally diverse group and offers basic insight into how they see things... " —The Reader's Review "Editors Mary Jo Weaver and R. Scott Appleby and their collaborators immerse us in a roiling sea of contested assertion and testimony." —First Things "An in-depth look at these groups, both as they see themselves and as they appear to trained scholars." —David J. O'Brien, College of Holy Cross "Compliments must be given to Weaver and Appleby... who were able to recruit a distinguished, yet impassioned, group of essayists for this work." —Journal of Church and State Whether they focus their criticism on pro-choice rhetoric and artificial birth control or the removal of religious symbols from public squares, the Catholics profiled in this book agree that the contemporary church is in crisis.

Silvae 1

Author: Publius Papinius Statius
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Liturgical Time Bombs In Vatican Ii

Author: Michael Davies
Editor: TAN Books
ISBN: 1618904337
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Michael Davies shows how Fr. Annibale Bugnini--before his dismissal by Pope Paul VI under suspicion of being a Freemason--was able to "reform" the Catholic Mass into the constantly evolving liturgy. Quoting Bishops and Cardinals as well as liberal "experts" and Protestant observers, he exposes the "time bombs" which were built into the Second Vatican Council's document on the liturgy by a few revolutionaries in order to be exploited later--and which have been detonating ever since. "I am convinced that the crisis in the Church that we are experiencing is to a large extent due to the disintegration of the liturgy."--Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), 1998.

The Spirit Of Vatican Ii

Author: Colleen McDannell
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 046502338X
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In 1962 a group of Catholic leaders traveled to Rome, charged by Pope John XXIII with the task of making the gospel of Christ relevant in a modern world. The Second Vatican Council transformed the lives of Catholics through sweeping reforms -- yet its effect on the daily lives of practicing Catholics has never been fully understood. In this illuminating study, religious historian Colleen McDannell presents new insight into Vatican II by shifting the framework of its analysis: from men to women, from urban to suburban, from theory to practice. Using the story of her Catholic mother's life as a narrative thread, McDannell presents in The Spirit of Vatican II a refreshingly positive portrayal of the state of modern Catholicism -- and a testament to the lasting effects of its liberalization.

Divine Promise And Human Freedom In Contemporary Catholic Thought

Author: Kevin A. McMahon
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498500366
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A series of studies in metaphysics, historical theology, moral theology, and political philosophy, Divine Promise and Human Freedom in Contemporary Catholic Thought offers the insights of separate analyses employing distinctive methods proper to individual disciplines, through which there nonetheless runs the common Catholic focus on the sacramental, and hence the human.

The Pope The Council And The Mass

Author: James Likoudis
Editor: Emmaus Road Publishing
ISBN: 9781931018340
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The Pope, the Council, and the Mass, the definitive response to ?Traditionalist? Catholics when first published in 1981, has been updated to include the developments from the time of the first publication up to, and including, the beginning of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI. In addressing the concerns raised by the followers of the late Archbishop Lefebvre and other ?Traditionalists?, the authors give a truly Catholic understanding of Tradition, the Second Vatican Council and its implementation, and the nature of true liturgical reform. This book not only provides the reader with a sound perspective on the past, it also offers insight into the present state of the Church and the outlook for the future. History, canon law, ecclesiastical and papal documents, and Scripture are mined in this solid apologetic for a faith that is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.

Reforming Rome

Author: Donald W. Norwood
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467443182
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Few people realize that Karl Barth, one of the twentieth century’s greatest Protestant theologians, was among a select group of non-Catholic guests who were invited to the Second Vatican Council (1962–65) to assist in the reform and renewal of the Roman Catholic Church. In Reforming Rome Donald Norwood offers the first book-length study of Barth’s involvement with Vatican II and his significant impact on the reform of the Catholic Church. Norwood examines Barth’s critical engagement with the Roman Catholic Church from his time at the (Catholic) University of Munster to his connection with Vatican II, his conversations with Pope Paul VI, and seminars and interviews he gave about the Council afterward. On the basis of extensive research, Norwood amplifies Barth’s own very brief account of Vatican II. Barth himself often felt that he was better understood by Roman Catholics such as Hans Küng, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Joseph Ratzinger than he was by his own Reformed colleagues. This study, written by a fellow Reformed theologian, helps us to see why.

The Participation Of Non Catholic Christian Observers Guest And Fraternal Delegates At The Second Vatican Council And Synods Of Bishops A Theological Analysis

Author: Washington Christopher Thomas
Editor: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 8878393096
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The Second Vatican Council and the Synod of Bishop are connected by the fact that Pope Paul VI created the latter during the Council in order to keep alive the spirit of collegiality experienced by the Council Fathers. This link has also been evident in the themes chosen for each Synod since they have provided opportunities to unpack and apply the teaching of the documents of the Second Vatican Council to various aspects of the Church’s life. One topic that flows from the Council through each Synod is the Church’s teaching on Ecumenism. Although much has been written about the Council and the Synods in the context of Ecumenism, one component that has not yet received ample attention is the participation of the non-Catholic Christian observers and guest at the Second Vatican council and the fraternal delegates at the Synods of Bishops from various Churches, Ecclesial Communities and Ecclesial Organizations. The positive experience of the participation of the observers and guests at the Council eventually prompted the Catholic Church to welcome observers (later called fraternal delegates) to various assemblies of the Synod of Bishops. Therefore, the purpose of this dissertation is to study their participation more closely in order to provide a fuller understanding of these important ecclesial events and to analyze the implications it has for the understanding of the Church’s Magisterium.

To Change The Church

Author: Ross Douthat
Editor: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1501146939
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A New York Times columnist and one of America’s leading conservative thinkers considers Pope Francis’s efforts to change the church he governs in a book that is “must reading for every Christian who cares about the fate of the West and the future of global Christianity” (Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option). Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in 1936, today Pope Francis is the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis’s stewardship of the Church, while perceived as a revelation by many, has provoked division throughout the world. “If a conclave were to be held today,” one Roman source told The New Yorker, “Francis would be lucky to get ten votes.” In his “concise, rhetorically agile…adroit, perceptive, gripping account (The New York Times Book Review), Ross Douthat explains why the particular debate Francis has opened—over communion for the divorced and the remarried—is so dangerous: How it cuts to the heart of the larger argument over how Christianity should respond to the sexual revolution and modernity itself, how it promises or threatens to separate the church from its own deep past, and how it divides Catholicism along geographical and cultural lines. Douthat argues that the Francis era is a crucial experiment for all of Western civilization, which is facing resurgent external enemies (from ISIS to Putin) even as it struggles with its own internal divisions, its decadence, and self-doubt. Whether Francis or his critics are right won’t just determine whether he ends up as a hero or a tragic figure for Catholics. It will determine whether he’s a hero, or a gambler who’s betraying both his church and his civilization into the hands of its enemies. “A balanced look at the struggle for the future of Catholicism…To Change the Church is a fascinating look at the church under Pope Francis” (Kirkus Reviews). Engaging and provocative, this is “a pot-boiler of a history that examines a growing ecclesial crisis” (Washington Independent Review of Books).

The Future Of Interreligious Dialogue

Author: Cohen, Charles L.
Editor: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608337103
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A Survey Of Catholic Theology 1800 1970

Author: Ted Mark Schoof
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556358172
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Here at last, in one book, is an account of the great movements that swept through Catholic theology since the middle of the nineteenth century. All the great personages are here--Newman, Blondel, Rahner, Chardin, Karl Adam, and the Modernists Loisy and Tyrrell. Fascinating and always readable, this book is a must for any library or person concerned with the development of modern religious thought.

Karl Rahner

Author: Pádraic Conway
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783034301275
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Ìn carrying out a consummate retrieval of the best of Karl Rahner's theology, the editors and authors associated with this volume have performed a signal service, not just for the academic theological community but for all who resist the nostalgic lure of restoration and believe, like Rahner himself, that the way forward for Christianity is an open and ecumenical one.' --Professor Emeritus Sean Freyne, Trinity College Dublin.

American Catholicism Transformed

Author: Joseph P. Chinnici
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0197573002
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Situating the church within the context of post-World War II globalization and the Cold War, American Catholicism Transformed draws on previously untapped archival sources to provide deep background to developments within the American Catholic Church in relationship to American society at large. Shaped by anti-communist sentiment and responsive to American cultural trends, the Catholic community adopted "strategies of domestic containment," stressing the close unity between the Church and the "American way of life." A focus on the unchanging character of God's law as expressed in social hierarchies of authority, race, and gender provided a public visage of unity and uniformity. However, the emphasis on American values mainstreamed into the community the political values of personal rights, equality, acceptance of the arms race, and muted the Church's inherited social vision. The result was a deep ambivalence over the forces of secularization. The Catholic community entered a transitional stage in which "those on the right" and "those on the left" battled for control of the Church's vision. International networking, reform of religious life among women, international congresses of the laity, the institutionalization of the liturgical movement, and the burgeoning civil right movement positioned the community to receive the Vatican Council in a distinctly American way. During the Second Vatican Council, the American bishops and theological experts gradually adopted the reforming currents of the world-wide Church. This convergence of international and national forces of renewal -- and resistance to them -- says Joseph Chinnici, will continue to shape the American Catholic community's identity in the twenty-first century.

Fatima S Message For Our Times

Author: Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Cirrincione
Editor: TAN Books
ISBN: 1505108292
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Summarizes the Fatima messages as a return to a life of prayer, to the traditional prayer life of the Catholic Church, especially to prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Great on the value of Holy Hours a forgotten secret spiritual weapon.

The Word In The Third World

Author: Philip Gibbs
Editor: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876526978
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How can one speak of God's love when so many innocent people suffer in Latin America, or in societies torn apart by forms of neo-colonial violence in Africa? Where can we find a credible symbol of God's saving presence in Asia? These are questions faced by the three theologians in this study: Jean-Marc Ela from Cameroon, Aloysius Pieris from Sri Lanka and Gustavo Gutierrez from Peru. These theologians maintain that God's revelation is known not only through the Word in Scripture, but also through human effort which puts God's love revealed in Christ into practice. Their stress on "living the incarnation" allows them to see the liberative activity of God and the struggle of the poor as united in one saving reality. Following Jesus, in striving for life and liberation in the face of death discloses new ways to understand the Word as a Word of life in Africa, the harmony between the Word and silence in Asia and the Word addressed to those reduced to silence in Latin America.

Conciliar Octet

Author: Aidan Nichols
Editor: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1642290947
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A lively debate continues in the Roman Catholic Church about the character of the teaching provided by the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Did it represent a decisive rupture with previous doctrine, or the continuation of its earlier message under new conditions? Much depends on whether the Council texts are read in the light of subsequent events, which shook and sometimes smashed the life, worship and devotion of traditional Catholicism – rather than considered for themselves, in their own right as documents with a prehistory that historians can know. In this work Dominican scholar and writer Aidan Nichols maintains that the Council texts must be interpreted in the light of their genesis, not their aftermath. They must be seen in the light of the public debates in the Council chamber, not the hopes (or fears) of individuals behind the scenes. On this basis, he provides a concise commentary on the eight most significant documents produced by the Council, documents which cover pretty comprehensively all the major aspects of the Church’s life. Nichols describes the Council as a gathering where the Conciliar minority – guarded, prudent, and concerned for explicit continuity at all points with the preceding tradition – played a beneficial role in steadying the Conciliar majority, enthused as the latter was by the movements of biblical, patristic and liturgical ‘return to the sources’ and a desire to reach out to the world of the (then) present-day in generosity of heart. The texts that emerged from this often impassioned debate remain susceptible to a reading of a classically Christian kind. That is precisely what Nichols offers in this book.

What Happened At Vatican Ii

Author: John W. O'Malley
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674047494
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A study that captures the drama of the Vatican Council II depicts the colorful characters involved and their clashes with one another, and offers a new set of interpretive categories for understanding the council's dynamics, issues, and accomplishments.