Tag: vatican ii

Vatican II: Restoration of unity?

November 2014 Feature The Most Reverend Philip Richardson Unitatis Redintegratio, the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism, was signed 50 years ago, on 21 November 1964. Wel-Com invited the Anglican Bishop of Taranaki, The Most Reverend Philip Richardson, for his observations on the significance of this document for Anglican-Catholic relations. The 50th anniversary of the

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Ministry in a changing Church

Feature October 2013 Joe Green and Debbie Matheson More than ever before the Church is encouraging lay people to exercise the kingly, prophetic and priestly roles that are ours through baptism alongside and complementary to the unique and essential role of the priest. The role of the laity in the Catholic Church has changed dramatically

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Vatican 2day: God is good and so is the word of God

Father Bernard Espiritu at Vatican ToDay.

Feature Kieran Fenn fms 5 April, 2013 Vatican II document Dei Verbum was the focus of Fr Bernard Espiritu‘s lively presentation at the Joy and Hope: Vatican 2day symposium on 23 February. Fr Bernard briefly outlined the history of the contentious first draft of Dei Verbum (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation – the Word of

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Vatican 2Day: The spirit of the Second Vatican Council

Dr Helen Bergin OP from Auckland University's School of Theology.

Feature Cecily McNeill February 28, 2013 The experience some years ago of Eucharist in an African American parish in Washington DC illustrated the workings of the Holy Spirit for the keynote speaker at last month’s Joy and Hope: Vatican 2Day Symposium. Dominican sister Dr Helen Bergin told the almost 200 people gathered at St Patrick’s

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Vatican 2day: the Church in the world

News 28 February 2013 A key point about Gaudium et Spes (The Church in the World) is that it is addressed to all peoples regardless of beliefs, Caritas director Julianne Hickey told the symposium. The second important fact about this document is that it came from the floor of Vatican II rather than being drafted

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Vatican 2day: a light to the nations

News 28 February 2013 Director of The Catholic Institute Anne Tuohy described Lumen Gentium (The Dogmatic Constitution on the Church) as an exciting document because there is such a clear trace of the Holy Spirit throughout. The documents from the Second Vatican Council have two common and quite discernible threads running through them. ‘The first

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Vatican II: Between the Lines, new book by Msgr John Broadbent

Vatican II: Between the lines, by Monsignor John Broadbent

Monsignor John Broadbent’s exploration of the issues surrounding the promulgation of Vatican II documents, Vatican II: Between the lines, is on sale from the Wel-Com office for $10 per copy within New Zealand. These articles were first published in Wel-Com during 2010. For more information email wel-com@wn.catholic.org.nz or phone +44 (0)4 496-1759.

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Vatican II and The Holy Spirit

News 4 February 2013 Dominican theologian Helen Bergin has had a particular interest in the Holy Spirit and how the Holy Spirit works through events in the world and in the Church since starting to publish articles on this subject more than 12 years ago. Sr Helen is key speaker in this month’s Wellington Archdiocesan

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