Monthly Archives: October 2012

11th General Congregation: Council’s Work ‘Well Under Way’

11th General Congregation October 31, 1962 The work of the ecumenical council is now “well under way and can proceed in an orderly fashion, if not rapidly,” the council press bulletin has reported. The bulletin’s report followed the council’s 11th … Continue reading

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Liturgy Reform Not About Change; It’s About Understanding Mass

The important thing in liturgical matters “is not to emphasize change, but rather to emphasize a deeper appreciation of liturgical values,” an American prelate said here. “The goal of the liturgical movement in the U.S. is to get Catholics to … Continue reading

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Study Committees Set Up By U.S. Bishops

The bishops of the U.S. have formed a group of small committees to coordinate and assist their study of subjects coming before the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. Each of the 12 committees will study a particular field and be available … Continue reading

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Nature of Lay Apostolate To Be Discussed at Council

The assembly of churchmen now deliberating in St. Peter’s basilica in Rome is the first of the 21 ecumenical councils to consider the lay apostolate as a separate matter. How will the Fathers of the council approach the subject? What … Continue reading

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5th through 10th General Congregations: Link Between Worship and Scripture Symbolized During Council Sessions

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th General Congregations October 23, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 30, 1962 The inseparable tie between worship and the Scriptures was dramatically symbolized during the ecumenical council’s first week of deliberations when the book … Continue reading

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List of New Appointees To Council Commissions

Following is the list of members appointed to the working commissions of the ecumenical council by Pope John XXIII as announced by the council press office (Oct. 29): Doctrinal Commission for Faith and Morals: Michael Cardinal Browne, O.P., of the … Continue reading

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Pope Names Members to Council Commissions

Pope John XXIII brought to 90 the number of churchmen he chose to complete the 10 working commissions of the ecumenical council. They were read to the 2,277 Fathers attending the ninth general session (Oct. 29). Pope John surprised the … Continue reading

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