Monthly Archives: September 2015

Council Summary of Chapter on Pastoral Duties of Bishops

Following is the council press office’s summary of the report on chapter two of the schema on the pastoral duties of bishops, as delivered at the council hall by Bishop Narciso Jubany Arnau of Gerona, Spain: At the request of … Continue reading

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Controversial Word ‘Deicide’ Becomes a Cause Celebre at Council

With the distribution in the council of the amended schema on the Church’s relations with non-Christians, what was rumored widely has now become a certainty: the word “deicide” (God-killing) is no longer used in the text in condemning anti-Semitism. The … Continue reading

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Results Announced on Votes on Duties of Bishops

Following are the results of the five votes taken Sept. 30 on chapter two of the schema on the pastoral duties of bishops. Seven votes on the same schema had been taken previously. Vote eight — urging the bishops to … Continue reading

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Deicide, Contraception, Divorce Issues Dominate Council Session

139th General Congregation September 30, 1965 John Cardinal Heenan of Westminster, England, has suggested to the council that it should omit the entire chapter on marriage from its document on the Church in the modern world since it is unable … Continue reading

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Text of Montreal Cardinal’s Speech on Marriage at Council

This is a translation of a speech on marriage delivered at the ecumenical council by Paul-Emile Cardinal Leger of Montreal during debate on the schema on the Church in the modern world on Sept. 29. I will deal with the … Continue reading

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Council Urged to Back Family Prayer

Leo Cardinal Suenens of Malines-Brussels, Belgium, has formally suggested that the Vatican council’s schema on the Church in the modern world include an exhortation to family prayer. Cardinal Suenens, who is widely credited with initiating the idea of the conciliar … Continue reading

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Charging Jews With ‘Deicide’ Totally Unfounded, Top Vatican Official Says

Emphatically refuting the recent Scriptural interpretations of an Italian bishop who maintained the collective guilt of the Jewish people for Christ’s death, Augustin Cardinal Bea, president of the Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, told a group of bishops and … Continue reading

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