Questions tagged [vatican-ii]

Second Vatican Council (1962–65), addressing relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the modern world.

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Were the scriptural readings at Mass ever other than Vulgate read at mass pre-Vatican II?

Vatican II allowed vernacular languages for rites. However, the official document about it (Sacrosantum Concilium) doesn't mention anything about Bible readings. Where readings already allowed to be ...
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For Catholics who object to Vatican II, what are the key issues?

From time to time I see references to Roman Catholics who object to (part? all?) of Vatican II. Most commonly I see ads in my local newspaper for traditional Latin masses, but I understand the ...
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Why did “versus populum” (instead of “ad orientem”) become commonplace after Vatican II?

Why did versus populum (the priest facing the congregation) become commonplace after Vatican II, when ad orientem ("facing east," with the priest's back to the congregation) was the norm before ...
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What kinds of things are mutable in Latin Rite Catholic Liturgy?

I got this email excerpt from the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church emailed to me today. Is everything immutable in the liturgy? In the liturgy, particularly in that of ...
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Reasons for Restriction of Tridentine Rite post Vatican II

If I understand correctly, the Second Vatican Council ordered the revision of the liturgical books based on the constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium. These revisions where carried out in the years ...
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Why did the Catholic Church change so radically after Vatican II in regards to the status of Jews?

Before Vatican II in the 1960s, the Church was overtly anti-Jewish. For example: St. Thomas Aquinas writes in De Regimine Judaeorum (also called Epistola ad ducissam Brabantiae) that "the Jews by ...
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What is the history of the term “state of perfection” before, during, and after Vatican II?

Traditionally, Catholics used language of "state of perfection" (as we can for example read in Aquinas). Why did not Vatican II use this term? What is the history of the term "state of perfection" ...
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How were the Vatican I and Vatican II councils related?

What was the difference between The First Vatican Council and the Second? Was the Second Council a continuation of the first? What does a 'Pastoral' Council mean?
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Trying to understand the footnotes in the documents of the Vatican II council

PREFACE: I am trying to familiarize myself more with more proper catholic doctrines declared by the Vatican II council for when I interact with Catholics, more than just reading the Catechism. A ...
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The Interim Roman Missal of 1965?

We all know that Pope Benedict XVI authorized the a more broad usage the Mass according to the usage of the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal in his Motu Proprio On the use of the Roman liturgy prior ...
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Does the Lumen Gentium dogmatic constitution say that non-Catholic Christians cannot be saved?

The Wikipedia page on Salvation in Christianity says the following about the Catholic view of salvation of non-Catholics: Nevertheless, individual Protestants aware of the fact that Christ ...
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Was Galileo mentioned during Vatican II?

Was Galileo mentioned by the participants of the Second Vatican Council?
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What are the divisions between Vatican I and Vatican II Catholics? [duplicate]

On this site Catholic questions are often answered very well by self avowed Catholics. Often two such users will argue well their viewpoints, but reach very different conclusions. For example see as ...
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Catholic Baptism Process Pre-Vatican II

Today the Catholic Church makes potential converts participate in the RCIA program. Before Vatican II could someone go into a Church and tell the priest he wants to be Catholic and receive baptism on ...
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How did the second Vatican council (aka Vatican II) address the concept of limbo?

I've heard that the second Vatican council eliminated the concept of limbo. Or maybe that it never existed to begin with. Was limbo part of "official" Catholicism before Vatican II? What changes were ...
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Unitatis Redintegratio: Analogy to describe those in “partial” or “imperfect” communion?

In the Vatican II decree Unitatis Redintegratio, or "the Decree of Ecunemism," we see the phrase "imperfect" (non perfecta) used to describe "communion" (communio), as well as the typical phrase, "...