Monthly Archives: December 2012

Father Vagaggini’s Article On Liturgy Document

Following is a translation of an article on the document on the liturgy approved by the Fathers of the ecumenical council on Dec. 7. The article, by Father Cipriano Vagaggini, O.S.B., one of the papally appointed council “experts,” appeared in … Continue reading

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Use of Vernacular In Worship Approved

December 10, 1962 The use of the language of the people in the liturgy was voted broad approval in the first session of the Second Vatican Council. This was revealed in a commentary, accompanied by ample quotations from the actual … Continue reading

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Commission to Tackle Project on Sources of Revelation

December 8, 1962 The membership has been announced of the special commission set up by Pope John XXIII to recast the controversial project on sources of Revelation proposed at the ecumenical council. The presidency of the commission is shared by … Continue reading

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Compared to Opening, Pope Is Relatively Absent as First Session Closes

December 8, 1962 The first phase of the Second Vatican Council closed simply, its ritual muted to a minimum. But what set the final ceremony in sharpest contrast with the opening of two months before was not its relative austerity, … Continue reading

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Text of Pope’s Address Closing First Session of Council

Following is the text of an English translation made available by the Vatican of the address of Pope John XXIII given at the formal closing of the first session of the Second Vatican Council. Venerable Brethren: The first session of … Continue reading

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At Closing Meeting, Pope Cites Council’s Achievements So Far

Closing General Congregation December 8, 1962 Pope John XXIII, speaking to the Catholic bishops of the world, stressed that the work of the ecumenical council will continue during its nine-month recess and foresaw the council’s possible end by Christmas, 1963. … Continue reading

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Decision on Revelation Dispute Called Turning Point of Council

December 7, 1962 Pope John XXIII’s creation of a special commission to study the disputed proposal on the sources of Revelation was “a turning point in the Second Vatican Council,” Father John B. Sheerin, C.S.P., said here. Father Sheerin, of … Continue reading

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