4.0 VII Links and Resources

Check out these great resources! (Please use caution – listing one article here does not mean that I think everything on the websites are valid -Plus websites get updated fast so it is hard to keep track -When in doubt ask an authority)

Piero Marini, Serving the People of God: Remembering Sacrosanctum Concilium. Novalis: Ottawa Canada. 2006.

Reason and Theology Vatican II and Responses to Dr. Taylor Marshall. Michael Lofton Vatican II – YouTube This excellent series shows how the views of Vatican II detractors like Dr. Taylor Marshall are inconsistent with Church teaching, present untruths about what Vatican II teaches and also lack understanding of Church history. Michael Lofton specializes in the Church’s Magisterium and reviews several of Dr. Taylor Marshall’s theories point by point to expose their weakness. Examining Lumen Gentium on Other Religions with Michael Lofton – YouTube Considering Taylor Marshall’s Comments on Nostra Aetate with Michael Lofton – YouTube

Archidiacre – YouTube Some excellent Pro-Vatican II and Pro-Francis finds here. + Archidiacre + (wordpress.com) This website has gone into depth creating several dozen well researched articles on many of the topics that any defender of Vatican II would love to know more deeply. If you read on the web browser Edge you can translate any French articles into English with one click.

Vatican II free online concordance with search engine https://www.stjosef.at/cgi-bin/council_search.pl

Fr. Michael Gaitley Hope in Mercy with Fr. Michael Gaitley – YouTube He defends Vatican II. Great to check out!

Why Catholics Can’t Reject Vatican II w/ Timothy Gordon – YouTube Matt Fradd interviews Timothy Gordon

https://www.lenouvelesprit.com/ In depth articles on Vatican II theology. These articles are longer, but they are scholarly. Before you make up your mind on a topic stop here first.

Bishop Baron Word on Fire Vatican II Page https://www.wordonfire.org/vatican-ii/

(Want Answers to the following 12 questions?) Check out Word on Fire’s Vatican II FAQ https://www.wordonfire.org/vatican-ii-faq/?fbclid=IwAR3epR-2qyxNVxJ5nAaWTomDY7QX4n2tYohkWZ1wxw-aL3iBm96kwLEGpCU#reject

  1. What is Vatican II?
  2. Did Vatican II define any new dogmas or condemn any heresies?
  3. Was Vatican II merely a “pastoral” council?
  4. Are Vatican II’s teachings infallible and binding, or fallible and optional?
  5. Did Pope Paul VI say that Vatican II was ordinary, pastoral, and fallible?
  6. Are Catholics free to ignore, disparage, or reject Vatican II?
  7. Could parts of Vatican II’s doctrine be removed or reversed in the future?
  8. Is Vatican II in continuity with tradition, or a rupture?
  9. Did thinkers behind Vatican II deliberately use ambiguity to change Church teaching?
  10. Did Vatican II forbid Latin, Gregorian Chant, pipe organs, and ad orientem worship in the Mass?
  11. Does supporting the Traditional Latin Mass mean you have to reject Vatican II—or vice versa?
  12. Did Vatican II cause the erosion we are seeing the Church—clerical corruption, the rise in the “nones,” the drop in vocations, the lack of belief in the Real Presence?

Tim Staples on Catholic Answers defends Vatican II. Note especially his defence of subsists in. “The same language is used of the divine and human natures of Christ subsisting in the one person of Jesus Christ, for example, at the Council of Chalcedon in the 5th century. Are we going to say, then, ‘That means somehow that’s a heresy, because then you’re saying that not all of the human and divine nature of Christ subsists in the one person.’https://www.catholic.com/video/defending-vatican-ii

Breaking in the Habit on Blaming Vatican II. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVFyJGO08dwThis one is great. All about the social trends going on at the same time 8 minutes. Breaking in the Habit and Vatican II Liturgy https://breakinginthehabit.org/2019/10/07/what-happed-to-the-liturgy-at-vatican-ii/

Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner from AirMaria.com defends Vatican II. He shows its benefits and urges us to interpret it within tradition in light of reform avoiding modernist and traditionalist extremes. https://airmaria.com/2011/01/04/video-variety-107-in-defense-of-vatican-ii-part-1/ (part 1) https://airmaria.com/2011/01/05/video-variety-108-in-defense-of-vatican-ii-part-2/ (part 2) https://airmaria.com/2011/01/06/video-variety-109-in-defense-of-vatican-ii-part-3/ (part 3) https://airmaria.com/2011/01/07/video-variety-110-in-defense-of-vatican-ii-part-4/ (part 4)

Cardinal Zen sees Vatican II as a light for today. https://oldyosef.hkdavc.com/?p=1503Vatican II happened 50 years ago, but it surely doesn’t belong to the past, its light still leads the Church through the darkness of her journey today.

Where Peter is: There is the Church. An excellent website of in depth articles defending and promoting Pro-Francis Dialogue! A must see for pro-Francis supporters. https://wherepeteris.com/ If there is an issue being taken against Francis – this website has (pachamama statue was not an idol https://wherepeteris.com/our-lady-of-the-amazon-pray-for-us/ –it was called Our Lady of the Amazon by the women leading the ceremony when given to Pope Francis!!) the defense!

Obey the Pope website. http://www.obeythepope.com/ A wonderful website with refreshing content dedicated to reasons why we should obey the Pope. Has the Pope ever taught heresy? Pope Liberius and Saint Athanasius, Death Penalty and Pope Francis, why Obey the Pope? and details of Amoris Laetitia. These are some of the great articles finds on this Pro-Fancis/Pope website. If you like Pope Francis stop in.

Russel Shaw in a crisis magazine article encourages us to resist the Vatican II dissent culture and provides evidence of its continuity with the past. https://www.crisismagazine.com/2009/vatican-ii-and-the-culture-of-dissent

Carl Olson dives into the reasons for Vatican II and encourages us that the best is till to come for Vatican II and renewal. https://catholicexchange.com/why-vatican-ii-ten-reasons-for-the-second-vatican-council

Dr. Ed Echeverria on Defending Vatican II. He comments about some of the reasons why he disagrees with Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s comments on Vatican II and defends Vatican II not as change but development. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx7I1KRcwb4 (I disagree with his comments on Pope Francis thought)

Dr. Peter Kreeft on growing up with Vatican II. (not only about Vatican II but he still expresses some great ideas about a church being a church of sinners) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pPJkIGDPUI

Bishop Barron. Check out his YouTube channel. Plenty of well spoken videos on Vatican II and its special place in the life of the Church. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4h2ntfF76k Overcoming Extremism in the Church: Clerically Speaking (Bishop Barron Video -Link Here)

Apologetics General Arguments http://thesplendorofthechurch.com/2014/11/20/defending-pope-francis-refuting-an-anti-vatican-ii-attacker/

Fr. Blake Britton asks us to reclaim Vatican II. Few generations are given such an important tasks as us. We can’t let it slip from our sights. https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/blog/reclaiming-the-second-vatican-council/24650/#:~:text=In%20the%20words%20of%20Bishop%20Barron%2C%20they%20are,of%20its%20graces%20be%20shared%20with%20the%20world.#:~:text=In%20the%20words%20of%20Bishop%20Barron%2C%20they%20are,of%20its%20graces%20be%20shared%20with%20the%20world.

Randall B. Smith shows how Vatican II is not to be blamed for any bad architecture. https://www.sacredarchitecture.org/articles/dont_blame_vatican_ii/

Jimmy Akin on Charging a Pope with Heresy. https://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/on-charging-a-pope-with-heresy

The Eucharist as important to Vatican II – a collection of quotes! http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/vat/a4.html

Fr. William Most on NO Salvation Outside of the Catholic Church https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/most/getwork.cfm?worknum=71

Refutation of Sedevacantism (Benevacantism) Universal and Peaceful Acceptance of a Pope Linked Here

Dr. Jeff Mirus on the Holy Spirit and resisting it in context of Vatican II. https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/pope-francis-tough-talk-about-vatican-ii/

Dr. Jeff Mirus on the Assent Owed to Vatican II https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/assent-owed-to-vatican-ii/

Marian Consecration and Vatican II https://airmaria.com/2014/05/24/month-of-mary-24-marian-consecration-vatican-ii/

Want some community check out the Pro-Francis Fan Club on Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/PopeFrancisFanClub/

Ven. Maria of Jesus of Agreda and Vatican II by Fr. Peter Fehlner https://airmaria.com/2006/12/12/video-ven-maria-of-agreda-and-vatican-ii/

Dr. Miravalle explains Vatican II’s Marian content and even makes the claim that Vatican II possibly has the most complete treatment of Mary of any Council! https://airmaria.com/2009/10/21/video-mary-and-vatican-ii-part-i-dr-miravalle-mcast-83/

Bishop Bruskewitz comments on Vatican II. https://airmaria.com/2010/10/26/video-variety-94-bsp-bruskewitz-on-vatican-ii-15/

Not saying I agree with everything in the video or what its speakers say elsewhere (as usually) but it does have some food for thought https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6MAUV67ZeM Timothy Gordon Defends Vatican II & Peter Dimond (Dimond Brothers) Calls in for a Lively Discussion. Reason and Theology

First Things Article by Richard John Neuhaus. https://www.firstthings.com/article/2008/10/what-really-happened-at-vatican-ii A comparison and contrast of What Happened at Vatican II by John W. O’Malley and Vatican II: Renewal Within Tradition ed. by Matthew Lamb and Matthew Levering

Griff Ruby refutes the Cassiciacum Thesis https://cubacatolica.wordpress.com/2020/07/28/the-doctrinal-and-dogmatic-problems-with-the-cassiciacum-thesis/

Remi De Roo, Remi De Roo: Chronicles of a Vatican II Bishops. Novalis: Toronto Canada, 2012.

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