Monthly Archives: November 2012

Communications Draft Approved; More Discussion on Christian Unity

28th General Congregation November 27, 1962 Participants in the Second Vatican Council voiced their overwhelming approval of the substance of a formal statement on mass media of communications and at the same time learned that Pope John XXIII has decided … Continue reading

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Guitton Invited as First Catholic Lay Observer at Council

For the first time, a Catholic layman has been invited to be an observer at the general meetings of the Second Vatican Council. Pope John XXIII personally invited Jean Guitton, a member of the French Academy whom the Pope knew … Continue reading

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Expert Cites Problems Hindering Catholic-Orthodox Unity

November 27, 1962 The many obstacles standing in the way of Christian unity were stressed at least implicitly when the Orthodox Churches of Greece and of the Near East declined the invitation to send observers to the Second Vatican Council. … Continue reading

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Communications Talks Conclude; Council Moves on to Christian Unity

27th General Congregation November 26, 1962 The 27th general meeting of the ecumenical council saw the end of discussion on communications media and the start of debate on proposals for achieving a reconciliation between the Church and separated Eastern Christians. … Continue reading

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Council Opens Discussions on Communications Media

25th and 26th General Congregations November 23 and 24, 1962 The importance of modern means of communication for preaching the Gospels to all men and spreading the principles of peace, social justice and human dignity was repeatedly emphasized as the … Continue reading

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Protestant Observer at Council Reports on Impressions So Far

Professor Cullmann Following is the text of the remarks made on Nov. 24 to members of the press accredited to the Second Vatican Council by Prof. Oscar Cullmann of Paris and Basel, an observer at the council. 1. Observers and … Continue reading

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Pope Intervenes on Revelation Debate

24th General Congregation November 21, 1962 Pope John XXIII has stepped in to settle what threatened to be a long and difficult debate in the ecumenical council on a proposal regarding the sources of Revelation. The Pope’s action came during … Continue reading

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