What the Optimism About Vatican II Was Really About

“Meanwhile, John XXIII had announced the Second Vatican Council and thereby reanimated and, for many, intensified even to the point of euphoria the atmosphere of renewal and hope that reigned in the Church and in theology since the end of the First World War despite the perils of the National Socialist era.” – Cardinal JosephContinue reading “What the Optimism About Vatican II Was Really About”

Sr. Lucia Called Vatican II a Holy Council

“The simple remembrance of the mysteries in each decade is another radiance of light supporting the burning torch in souls. This is why the devil has moved against it—such a great war. And the worst part is that he has deluded and deceived souls of great responsibility in their position. They are blind men leadingContinue reading “Sr. Lucia Called Vatican II a Holy Council”

Does Pope Francis Only Quote Post Vatican II Sources

In a video by Timothy Gordon entitled “5 Catholics Debate the Motu and SSPX” about Pope Francis’ recent move on Traditional Latin Masses, apart from a few speakers wrongful attribution of the word wicked to Pope Francis, (not M. Lofton) Eric Sammons had a rather weak criticism against Francis. Eric makes the claim that FrancisContinue reading “Does Pope Francis Only Quote Post Vatican II Sources”

List of Locations Saints are Referenced in Vatican II: All 16 Documents

List of All locations where Vatican II uses in-text Saint references. (this does not included places where texts are referenced but the saint names are not used in the text but instead included as a footnote/endnote – the footnoted references are in the hundreds) The focus is on Saints in the popular sense. For example,Continue reading “List of Locations Saints are Referenced in Vatican II: All 16 Documents”

On the fundamental importance of the Bible — Where Peter Is

The sixth and final chapter of Dei Verbum is about how the Bible is actually used and its fundamental importance in the Church. The chapter begins by saying that listening to the Bible at Mass stands on par with receiving… 15 more words On the fundamental importance of the Bible — Where Peter Is

Vatican II and Non-Universal Salvation Quotes

This post like my other Vatican II posts on Mary Quotes, Marriage Quotes, Development/Modern Culture Quotes, List of Where Vatican II says its teaching and Eucharist Quotes lists places, the large majority but not exhaustive where Vatican II speaks of salvation as being non-universal. It is often claimed that Vatican II brought about a sortContinue reading “Vatican II and Non-Universal Salvation Quotes”

Historical Fruits of Vatican II Part 1 – Retention, Lay Groups and More Scripture

In Mass Exodus by Stephen Bullivant, several studies in America and Great Britian show that Catholic retention of its followers was higher other than religious group in the post Vatican II era. It was better than Lutherans, Anglicans, Pentecostals and many others. The book does an excellent statistical study of the reason why people leftContinue reading “Historical Fruits of Vatican II Part 1 – Retention, Lay Groups and More Scripture”

The Pope, Even if Solomon, Could not Please all his Dissenters

I was reading an older book written during the first years of Pope Saint John XIII’s pontificate. The writer was commenting on how hard it will be for the new Pope to reconcile all the world’s many problems including the Soviets and a spread of communism to many countries around the world tied to aContinue reading “The Pope, Even if Solomon, Could not Please all his Dissenters”

Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Errors when Interpreting Vatican II

SACRED CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH Letter to the Presidents of the Episcopal Conferences about certainabuses and erroneous opinions in the interpretation of the doctrine of the Second Vatican Council Since the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, which has just come to a happy end, has promulgated very wise documents, either in doctrinal mattersContinue reading “Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Errors when Interpreting Vatican II”

Vatican II Marriage Quotes

Marriage Quotes from Vatican II from the 16 major documents. Vatican Website Translation. This list contains the majority but not every reference. Due to the large variation of words used for marriage or its context, (marriage, matrimony, wedlock, married, marry, engaged, betrothed, spouse, husband, wife, family, love, children, covenant, union, mother, father, domestic church, etc.)Continue reading “Vatican II Marriage Quotes”