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Vatican II

It was 50 years ago this month, on Oct. 11, 1962, that the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) opened in St. Peter’s Basilica. Convoked by Pope John XXIII, it closed in December 1965 under Pope Paul VI. Vatican II was the 21st Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church, and only the second to be […] Read More

SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Colleen McDannell knew the title of her new book, “The Spirit of Vatican II: A History of Catholic Reform in America,” would be provocative. Modernists talk of the Catholic Church not living up to “the spirit of Vatican II,” while traditionalists mock the phrase as if it’s a ruse for turning […] Read More

There are many persons of goodwill who continue the important work of mutual understanding and cooperation, but more than any other factor, it was Vatican Council II that opened the door to ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. If you want to thank someone, thank a Roman Catholic. For the better part of 400 years, Baptists and […] Read More