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University of Toronto St. George
St. Michael's College Courses
Patrick Mc Gowan

Smc 313 lec 13 oct 29  Catholic Revolution 1962-1965 o Second Vatican council o Themes of the council o Education and the council  Pope Pius the 12 1958 o Very about sacredness o After he died they elected someone a bit older 77 years old- angelo roncalli  Served as Vatican diplot in the military in paris and turkey  Very outgoing and jolly  He took the name john the 23 but this created problems cause there was a pope that was rd john the 23 before but he wanted to get this title and put the other name  He approached people as he wasnt pope he would call the bishops brother bishop  He wanted to foster better relationships with non catholic Christians in the world and bring about unity  So things begin to look diff in the Vatican b/c of him  Jan 1959 he went to the outside walls of rome and any major announcement from the bishops they would of it on the inside of the walls of rome; but this guy went to do the announce he would be convoking a ecumenical council  Councils are called for times of crisis and so when he announced a council everyone was wondering what is the problem?  His crisis was how the church has to deal with the world/modern world and what we need is an updating “aggiornamento”  In 1962 this council was called o 2500 bishops were in this council  He wanted to be providing peace and justice for people he was extremely passionate about this subject  First two documents passed by the council are documents on liturgy and constitution of the church called lumen gentium o These play heavily on the themes of the council o When the pope died and wasn’t able to see his own fruits of the Vatican council  Paul VI continued on what john 23 left behind and he carried it through some tough storms o Liturgysomething that grabs something in the pew  Western life liturgy was in latin and in the new liturgical document from the Vatican 2, claimed the vernacular languages  We need ppl to understand what they are praying and saying and the assembly needs to be more active  Priests back was to the audience  Ppl became more active and danced and sang  The tension arose between those of continuity of the past and those who are accepting the changes o The church changed the way it communicated to its people  It had to let the spirit work in different ways  Influenced by acts and paul; the church that was in communion; fellowship, reading scripture etc  The early church influenced the 2 vatican council  Another theme of the vatican council was ecclesiology it had a structuce/ hierarchy o Pope(top) he listen to the holy father o Bishop(middle) he listened to the pope o Priest(at the bottom)listened to the bishop o When lumen ge
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