Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dates Announced For Next Year’s Council Sessions; Ecumenism Discussions Continue

78th General Congregation November 29, 1963 The date for the third session of the ecumenical council was set for Sept 14 to Nov. 20, 1964, at the Nov. 29 general meeting of the council Fathers. At the same meeting the … Continue reading

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Council Fathers Share Ideas for Implementing Ecumenical Actions

77th General Congregation November 28, 1963 Extreme liberalism was the dominant note of the ecumenical council’s Nov. 28 meeting as the world’s bishops discussed ways of encouraging ecumenical relations with non-Catholics of East and West. The measures recommended included such … Continue reading

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Ecumenism Discussions Focus on Separated Christians

76th General Congregation November 27, 1963 Ecumenical council Fathers at their Nov. 27 general meeting began discussion of the last schema chapter on their agenda for the council’s second session. A standing vote closed discussion after a day’s debate of … Continue reading

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Texas Bishop: ‘Put an End to the Scandal of Mutual Recrimination’

Following is the text of the remarks of Bishop Stephen A. Leven of San Antonio, Tex., on the schema on ecumenism on Nov. 26. What I have to say about Chapter I can also be said about Chapter II. For … Continue reading

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Critics of Ecumenism Blasted by U.S. Bishop

75th General Congregation November 26, 1963 A Texas Bishop, firing verbally with deadly accuracy, attacked Old World critics of ecumenism. Bishop Stephen A. Leven, Auxiliary of San Antonio, speaking at the ecumenical council meeting of Nov. 26, turned the criticisms … Continue reading

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Communications Text Approved; President Kennedy’s Death Noted

74th General Congregation November 25, 1963 The decree on communications media has joined that of the liturgy as work completed by the ecumenical council. The schema on communications media was passed in the council assembly of Nov. 25 with a … Continue reading

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Ecumenism Schema Seen As Meeting Challenges

Some of the greatest challenges facing the Christian and non-Christian world today are met squarely in the schema on ecumenism which more than 2,000 Catholic bishops are discussing in the Second Vatican Council. The document has a significance in terms … Continue reading

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