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The Church of Vatican II Council

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Emily Chandler

on 19 March 2013

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The Church of Vatican II Council Pope Pius XII Role In WWII An Israeli diplomat supported the Pope with these words: Pope Pius XII Reforms By: Logan Jaworski, Steven Farmer, & Emily Chandler Pope John XXIII Role In Vatican II Council He called for the Council because he was motivated: The Second Vatican Council The Vatican Constitutions The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation The Dogmatic Constitution on the Church The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Effects: The Church is seen as a place of new hope
Married life is emphasized as a fundamental form of spirituality
The Church speaks for justice and peace
She begins to portray characteristics in unison with the modern world, such as freedom, tolerance, and the use of science Effects: Increases participation of lay people in the Church
Respect is shown for non-Catholics
An understanding that those not of the Catholic faith are still equal in the eyes of God
Those who seek God through their conscience can have eternal life becomes known Effects: New appreciation for nature
Recognition that all people can come to know God
Scripture and Tradition are both known as sources of truth
Increasing analysis of Scripture The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Effects: Revision to rituals of the Mass and Sacraments
Vernacular used instead of Latin
Art, architecture, and decorations focus on the Liturgy
Becomes the motivation for Ecumenism The Vatican Decrees The Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church Effects: New styles of missionary activity are accepted
More accepting towards all types of cultures The Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity Effects: Increasing involvement of the laity
Many are accepted and welcomed to the Church The Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops Effects: Collegial role of bishops is increased The Decree on the Media of Social Communications Effects: Church leaders use media to alert the public of special events and changes within the Church
The laity becomes more aware of what the media is allowing them to perceive The Decree on Priestly Training Effects: Unity of the priests and people is emphasized
Controversy due to severe drop in number of priestly vocations The Decree on the Eastern Catholic Churches Effects: Recognition of all Catholicism, not just Roman Catholicism
Eastern Churches become more accepting of Western Chruches The Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life Effects: Members of the Church continue to study the original spirit of their founder
Traditional habits of the Church are left for more modern practices The Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests Effects: Reflection on the priesthood of Jesus Christ
Priests encourage more involvement of the lay people within the Church The Decree on Ecumenism Effects: Christians begin to reform relations and ties
Catholics engage in strong inter-faith dialogue The Vatican Declarations The Declaration on Religious Freedom Effects: Church teaching promotes freedom of religion
Human dignity and freedom become associated with the Catholic Church The Declaration on Christian Education Effects: Many lay people begin to receive more theological education
Churches begin to offer more religious educational activities
Education begins to experiment with new techniques on theology The Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions Effects: Stronger respect towards other religions
Increased awareness of the important relationship with the Jews
Understanding that Jews are not responsible for the death of Jesus Christ Questions? Pope Paul VI His first and most important encyclical
Latin: Summi Pontificus
Main goal was to clarify that Christianity is universal Encyclical on the Unity of Human Society Effects of Vatican II Today Liturgy was changed to the vernacular of the people
The priest faces the people during Mass
The lay people must fast for one hour after Holy Communion is received
The Church is accepting of all religions "The Catholic Church, under the pontificate of Pius XII, was instrumental in saving the lives of as many as 860,000 Jews from certain death at Nazi hands.” “solely by concern for the ‘good of souls’ and in order that the new pontificate may come to grips, in a clear and well-defined way, with the spiritual needs of the present time.”
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