Monthly Archives: October 2014

Text of Cardinal Alfrink on Marriage, Family

This is a translation of the ecumenical council speech (Oct. 30) on schema 13, article 21, “Dignity of Marriage and the Family,” by Bernard Cardinal Alfrink of Utrecht, the Netherlands. All priests having the care of souls are beset with … Continue reading

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Cardinal Reports ‘Honest Doubt’ Arising on Birth Control Teaching

113th General Congregation October 30, 1964 The ecumenical council heard the Church’s Dutch cardinal declare that “an honest doubt” is arising among married people and theologians on whether the rhythm method of birth control is the only moral way to … Continue reading

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Summary of Chapter 4 of Schema on Church in Modern World

Following is the summary of Chapter 4 of the schema on the Church in the modern world released by the ecumenical council press office. SUMMARY: CHAPTER 4 The Principal Tasks of Christians Today This chapter is a practical application of … Continue reading

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Text of Patriarch Maximos IV Saigh on Marriage, Family

This is a translation of the ecumenical council speech (Oct. 29) on schema 13, article 21, “Dignity of Marriage and the Family,” by Melkite-rite Patriarch Maximos IV Saigh of Antioch. Today I would like to draw the attention of your … Continue reading

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Text of Cardinal Suenens on Marriage, Family

This is a translation of the Latin-language address made by Leo Cardinal Suenens of Malines-Brussels (Oct. 29) at the ecumenical council on the problems of marriage and the family. I should like to make a few observations on … the … Continue reading

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Interview With Father Kueng

The accelerated progress of Vatican Council II gives real cause to expect that four schemas will be adopted before the end of this current session, according to Father Hans Kueng. The Swiss-born theologian, a council expert, asserted in an interview … Continue reading

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Council Tackles Marriage, Birth Control, But Sidesteps Pill Issue

112th General Congregation October 29, 1964 The ecumenical council has begun discussion of the long-awaited subject of marriage and birth control, but has sidestepped the particular question of birth-control pills. Pope Paul VI has reserved this question to himself, said … Continue reading

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