Monthly Archives: September 2014

Debate Opens on Divine Revelation With Majority, Minority Reports

91st General Congregation September 30, 1964 The ecumenical council has opened debate on the schema on Divine Revelation with reports setting forth two diverse approaches to the problems of tradition and the Bible. Because the 91st council meeting was taken … Continue reading

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Texts of Archbishop Heenan on Religious Liberty, Jews

These are the texts of addresses delivered by Archbishop John Heenan of Westminster, England, at the ecumenical council on its draft declarations on religious liberty and the Jews. The former address was made on Sept. 28 in the name of … Continue reading

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Text of San Antonio Auxiliary Bishop on Declaration on Jews

This is the text of the address delivered by Auxiliary Bishop Stephen A. Leven of San Antonio, Tex., at the ecumenical council on Sept. 29 on the proposed council declaration on the Jews. In general the declaration is satisfactory, but … Continue reading

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Summary of Proposed Council Statement on the Jews

This is the summary of the proposed ecumenical council declaration on the Jews released by the council press office. The History of This Declaration In the 63rd general congregation of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council (Nov. 8, 1963) there was … Continue reading

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Text of Pope’s Talk to Non-Catholic Observers

This is the text of Pope Paul VI’s address on Sept. 29, 1964, at the reception for non-Catholic observers at the ecumenical council. Gentlemen, beloved and venerable brothers! This new meeting of your group with the Bishop of Rome, successor … Continue reading

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Pope Paul Meets Non-Catholic Observers

“An abyss of distrust and skepticism has largely been overcome,” said Pope Paul VI, addressing non-Catholic observers to the ecumenical council during a special audience in the Sistine chapel. Present at the reception were Augustin Cardinal Bea, and Bishop Jan … Continue reading

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More Speakers Favor Strong Statement on Jews; Optional Celibacy for Young Deacons Defeated

90th General Congregation September 29, 1964 The two-day debate on the historic declaration on the Church’s relations with the Jewish people closed at the council’s 90th meeting with a majority of the day’s 21 speakers favoring a strong positive council … Continue reading

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