levitra online kaufen erfahrungen 1judaica.com consumo de carne con ivermectina cymbalta 500 thefresnocojail.com clomid and ovulation test strips price lexapro antidepressant amoxicillin to us without a prescription diamicron and glucophage finpecia rowcmoadreders overnight estrace fiv effets secondaires brtop.net mkvisio.pl do amoxicillin capsules raise blood pressure can a dog take augmentin875 for an ear infection huafengcreative.com hnxxldb.com can you eat grapefruit and take zoloft adv-re.com bikerlawblog.com melanievotaw.com doxycycline pregnancy safety feldene gel over the counter in canada can i eat when taking cialis day 41 no period clomid baixan.com hopemedicalinstitute.org wellbutrin simvastatin mebletmd.pl medievalcostumesandgifts.com iheartjonahbees.net misoprostol ld50 tamsulosin hcl 0.4 mg generic stimulus for release of thyroxine benefits of clomid 100g for women kamagra ugodno kamagra for women how does it work mobilfo.com levitra buy uk online anwendung von viagra doxycycline and metronidazole together cabergoline proviron why take flomax after meals momandfitness.com can viagra be given to women having periods how long keep viagra need to order acyclovir myghsy.com ciprofloxacino para helicobacter generic wellbutrin 450 xl cymbalta lamotrigine together mytime99.com kamagra net uk donde comprar aciclovir en chile topamax cmi name brand 5 mg cialis online ethinyl estradiol with drospirenone nlpcloud.net satterfieldusa.com does arimidex make one horny cialis china town toronto daily cialis every other day nicetouristanbul.com cipro daily dosage medievalcostumesandgifts.com dosing information for augmentin 250 cats can you mix coumadin and coconut oil ithipster.pl depo medrol prednisone milodi.net how much acyclovir can i take while pregnant mail order viagra generic lipitor split pills avophotonics.com levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol cost 300mg tetracycline dosage hoe nexium toedienen baby amlodipine side effects in mouth zoloft eq cost ibicisi.com patient reviews on levothyroxine and buspar watson paxil works astrolab-consulting.com misoprostol in asthmatics donde puedo comprar cytotec en tepic nayarit nijkerkerveen.com does one feel cramps on clomid hucg susten netzwerk.arche-noah.at wellbutrin xl can i cut it in half replacing zoloft with cymbalta infusedstudios.ca lamisil tablet rate prices periactin tinnitus zofran nota 57 internationalintellectualproperty.org what is generic drug for synthroid bijwerkingen misoprostol miskraam cialis erectile augmentin et orelox lasix para bajar de peso degradation of tetracycline can you take amoxicillin while on methadone priligy 30mg anaheimangelsjersey.com shooter viagra cebuweb.tk propecia 1 mg cost can propecia make hair fall out after 1 year h-o-s.co.uk prednisone 6 per day millteksport.pl maxalto sectional a1commerce.com indicatifs-telephoniques.net acupuncturecurespain.com doxazosin 4mg vs 8mg the more cialis you take anxiety medicine paroxetine is coumadin the same thing as plavix chest infection affecting milk supply amoxicillin clomid price in bangkok viagra 100 mg posologie ebay kamagra 8haotejia.com designtide.jp benefits of silagra bikerlawblog.com ondansetron martian 8 mg viagra tablet canadian cialis 10 pack finasteride steroid use muslim-academy.com zyprexa overdoze forum prednisone sugar cravings does doxycycline have caffeine mspnor.com nortriptyline 75 mg side effects what is a good time to take synthroid itaessienchrisandco.com zofran with progesterone to ease stomach 50 mg trazadone and 10mg elavil paxil deep sleep isotretinoin capsules usp 20 mg can be taken night time lisinopril side effects increased urination roaccutane 20 mg ka? para is bactrim ds a giid wide specrum for tooth how to buy viagra tokyo irishphil.com chengdong.net seroquel prolong citalopram seroquel seizures threshold angellsangels.com raskaus ja metformin prednisone unable to sleep antifungal gel ketoconazole india ciprofloxacin 1a pharma 250 mg ??ra hashtonim.com taking 3 prednisone at one time allegra y allegra d does cialis cause bruising medicadent.ru doxycycline hours dangers of taking cephalexin viagra for oldwomen in india 33buketa.ru medicadent.ru hillsboroughcountyfair.com celebrex dosage sizes on propecia losing hair misoprostol for sale in manila smith-jennings.com doxycycline 100 good for wires brtop.net finasteride effets secondaires femme hydrocodone interaction with metronidazole chat-web.info cephalexin used for acne baerlinale2011.de tamsulosin hcl 0.4mg capsules right dosage for cialis linezolid pediatric dose medicadent.ru i took seroquel by accident gocan fluconazole tablet dosage viagra golden root complex cialis cause skin cancer anaheimangelsjersey.com why did levitra price go up rajesh khanna in aap ki adalat 21editore.com mexiatreefarm.com heartsdirect.co.uk apa itu ketoconazole misoprostol gastroenterologia muteber.com pastilla del aborto cytotec is pirex sildenafil safe buying albuterol solution without a prescription cymbalta lawyer seroquel wie wirkt es topiramate gluten mexiatreefarm.com amoxicillin hunde beipackzettel beneficios de fluconazole zofran unlabeled uses viagra mode action finnparanoids.org avodart gyogyszer zofran buy no prescription best pill cutter for viagra in canada pastilla cytotec 14 semanas does propecia work better michellestockman.com flagyl crema costo chatwebromanesc.info cost of flomax generic hbm.org.pl taking lexapro st johns wort cytotec 500mg is best administered thru where to get viagra and cialis in kuala lumpur lipitor dogs price of azithromycin tab 500mg in india side effects drinking taking metronidazole karen allegra can you mix nyquil and 10mg of celexa mobilfo.com 2exhibitions.com valtrex for herpetic keratitis pubblicit? viagra bicicletta can you use ketoconazole cream for sunspots norvasc constipation side effect how quickly do cialis work nizoral 8 oz augmentin dla noworodka zyprexa howdotofound online can i take flovent and ventolin together zoloft starting dose for opiod withdrawl 7xianyuan.com zoloft 200 mg tablet irtech.com.pl nijkerkerveen.com generic femara side effects nicetouristanbul.com telmisartan 40 mg price apropochat.com clomid pour 1 mois wellbutrin libido after weeks hnsuresh.com does bactrim help with sore throat champions-league-news.com quetiapine xl bnf terbinafine mercury price ph osmolarity of furosemide injection women taking finasteride hair loss diferencia entre el lipitor y la atorvastatina can u get high off indomethacin 50 mge can you take zofran with flexeril flagyl only for diverticulitis shanonbroker.com ivermectin cardiac metformin heart damage prednisone dark circles apropochat.com lisinopril pronunciation listen fluconazole dosi generic propecia buy nolvadex oral ile-au-tresor.net can misoprostol used after 4months of pregnancy gia xeloda capecitabine 500 mg side effects of prednisone in ivf is ciprotab and ciprofloxacin the same aadalat tv series wiki nijkerkerveen.com es seguro tomar keflex en el embarazo bactrim without water how long does cialis delay ejaculation in men androidcihaz.com does aldactone increase appetite avodart time of day to take can nexium delay your period buy kamagra oral jelly australia ciproxin 500 mg 2 volte al giorno vaistai naproxencytotec acyclovir active ingredient xenical no prescription uk causes of thyroxine deficiency how fast should amoxicillin work on strep throat arinijayapress.com how quickly does flagyl work for bv buy plavix generic metformin aid conception cephalexin muscle twitch tadalafil 20mg for women wellbutrin and add what is the drug flagyl for muslim-academy.com mebletmd.pl wellbutrin as diet pill different types of glucophage avapro 150 mg price clomiphene citrate 50 mg buy uk vibramycin 100mg sta je to augmentin intarzie ciclul amlodipine gynecomastia prednisone effect testosterone renal dose of baclofen premarin 625 transgender viagra dealer in cebu doxycycline contre indication hashtonim.com metronidazole side effects ask can taking valtrex prevent pregnancy levitra viagra unterschied cipro 500 and hallucinations famvir filmtabletten zithromax side effects in men asi.wpgsystem.com trying to conceive on lexapro metro2034.pl cymbalta side effects when reducing dosage infusedstudios.ca yellowmag.co.uk mister-button.de apartamenty-kasztelanskie.pl long does propranolol last ketoconazole bulldog piroxicam lisinopril interacao tamoxifeno e fluoxetina can i take tramadol and zofran hashtonim.com amitriptyline can u get a high buzz anwendung amoxicillin aciclovir akut packungsbeilage viagra do you tell your wife no me sirvio el cytotec zoloft anti nausea chen-liu.com michaelgahler.de xenical at h.e.b purchasing clomid online 3 days of clomid drug metronidazole side effects tetracycline dosage for abscess cialis groningen baclofen 20 mg pill orlistat uk online metronidazole in dogs for colitis brand name of metformin sr 250 viagra nase verstopft how long levaquin stay in body a1commerce.com efectos secundarios del estradiol en hombres when using cialis does the erection stay the whole day cipro renal dose adjustment les effets nocifs du viagra viagra drop estecina antibiotic causes dry mouth lasix e ascite mooboos.com amoxicillin brands thailand cgtheink.com maximum daily dose cymbalta amlodipine pregnancy category badcyclopedia.com how come cialis does not work mister-button.de tamoxifen citrate cheap can lisinopril cause tinnitus drinking alcohol while taking strattera buea.net hedleyenterprises.co.uk does viagra make u feel like u cum more than once towns20.com finpecia side effects forums proscar 10 mg daily can doxycycline be used for an ear infection cipro lawsuit settlements dia chi ban thuoc dapoxetine fluoxetine without gelatin zithromax et tourista mediatrax.com que tomar despues del tamoxifeno thrush after amoxicillin plavix na chorobe przewlekla generic zithromax effective castinternational.org milodi.net ansbach-direkt.de levaquin embarazo what happens with clomid cymbalta dosage ocd dilantin lamisil cialis is 40 too young strattera narcolepsy treatment nizoral demodex use of doxycycline for sinusitis aslene buy orlistat online metformin xr dosing schedule bupkoeln.de can robaxin make u high boredstop.com can i take metronidazole with oxycodone skin fungal infection fluconazole doxycycline receptas atenolol tab uses seroquel rezeptpflichtig hillsidesanctuary.com iheartjonahbees.net cialis uroxatral interactions can you take clomiphene after your period mobic howdotofound price 020gzpj.com zyvox steve duda misoprostol 200 mcg via oral instrucciones amoxicillin dosage turtles foods to avoid with seroquel acyclovir 800 mg street value ethinyl estradiol philippines amoxicillin 3 year old swollen lip kosbonso.com can i buy ciprofloxin ear drops uk nightanddaysoireeanimation.com can i take bactrim for strep throat and mrsa in cut alisongreenwoodphotography.com parkinson en seroquel amoxicillin wechselwirkungen pille hoxtonradio.com starting clomid any advice premarin es un anticonceptivo wellbutrin 300 mg fiyat famciclovir nombre comercial allopurinol unvertr?glichkeit amoxicillin 1000 stillzeit metoprolol nutrient depletion doxycycline hyclate 100mg for cats liquid dosage hpaulsantmire.com 1judaica.com can cialis. ause green stool zoloft giving me panic attacks is ciprofloxacin okay to consume alcohol with it cheap tetracycline howdotofound lamisil spray effectiveness celexa tension ano ang tamoxifen clomid help short luteal phase hillsidesanctuary.com no1fl.com glucophage xr 850 mg ciprofloxacin ophthalmic drops for sale is plavix taken with magnesium.and resveretol too much what is sildenafil citrate eq. clopidogrel biomo 75 mg nebenwirkungen costo de singulair 5 mexico levitra injections clomid days 4 10 najlepszykredytmieszkaniowy.com.pl terbinafine medsafe michellestockman.com metspirit.com antidot de amitriptyline celexa vs zithromax metronidazole untuk infeksi saluran kemih does amoxicillin 500mg cure ringworm hlahlaaung.com can you have a drink when taking amoxicillin 4 year propecia twins mkvisio.pl what insurance covers viagra and cialis can prednisone cause psoriasis rash from amoxicillin in babies ciprofloxacino para tratamiento gonorrea adv-re.com para que son las pastillas ciprofloxacino 500 un poquito de viagra midi napahappy.com weaning off lexapro side effects is metronidazole otc aripiprazole 400 mg can you iv seroquel will doxycycline cause your stool to turn green balkan-area.com abilify gelenkschmerzen does marijuana and viagra mix nightanddaysoireeanimation.com buspirone insert topiramate and intracranial hypertension bactrim ampul fiyati atenolol hidroclorotiazida singulair ear infection amoxicillin 500 in der schwangerschaft 10 mg paxil for anxiety napabusinessadvantage.com what does buspirone and clonazepam show in urine screen propecia risks side effects indicatifs-telephoniques.net can you take lemsip capsules with doxycycline buy cheapest kamagra oral jelly wholesalers how to take misoprostol 200mcg dosages buy zyban in uk

John XXIII and the Real Second Vatican Council

The pope who convened the council intended that it should guide the Church in engaging the modern world, while safeguarding the Church's unchanging deposit of faith.
by Joseph Pronechen | Source: NCR
Apr 25, 2014

These two words Pope John XXIII said to the College of Cardinals on Jan. 25, 1959, went on to shape the Catholic Church and affect the lives of Catholics and non-Catholics ever since they were spoken.

Wonderful results — and some not so wonderful ones — have come from the Second Vatican Council that began with John XXIII’s opening speech on Oct. 11, 1962. Controversy, contention and confusion took the faithful on a detour from the path to renewal John envisioned.

What did the Council intend, and why was it a rough journey?

"The problems could have been avoided if more people read and understood the documents and understood what John XXIII had in mind from the beginning," explained Matthew Bunson, an authority on the papacy and Catholic Church history, who is the author or co-author of more than 45 books, including The Pope Encyclopedia.

"John understood all the problems developing in the world, and the Second Vatican Council was to provide the solutions to the problems," Bunson said.
The Holy Father was well aware of the shattering changes in people’s spiritual lives, with the rise of secularism, materialism, moral relativism and existentialism after World War II.
But contrary to many interpreters of the Second Vatican Council, he was not somehow trying to reject what had gone before, according to Bunson.

"John XXIII had a very positive view of where the Church was," Bunson said. "He intended for the Church to provide many of those pastoral solutions to the world."
Bunson contends the new saint was actually "like so many other popes: so incredibly prophetic in reading the signs of the times and proposing great solutions to the problems facing the modern world."
‘An Astute Observer’

Alan Schreck, Church historian, authority on Vatican II and author of Vatican II: The Crisis and the Promise, which explains the documents in layman’s terms, agrees.
"John XXIII was an astute observer of the world situation and the emerging cultural crisis in the West," said Schreck, a professor in Franciscan University of Steubenville’s theology department. "He perceived it was a time for the Church to restate her beliefs in a way that would reach the understanding of modern people."

Schreck said John made clear in his opening speech to the Council that doctrine and teachings were not to change, only the ways of expressing them. This was a pastoral council.
John XXIII had stated: "The greatest concern of the ecumenical council is this: that the sacred deposit of Christian doctrine should be guarded and taught more efficaciously." The Church should "never depart from the sacred patrimony of truth received from the Fathers."
The Holy Father further said the Council "wishes to transmit the doctrine, pure and integral, without any attenuation or distortion. … The substance of the ancient doctrine of the deposit of faith is one thing, and the way in which it is presented is another."

Pope John also wanted the Church’s doctrine stated in a positive way, Schreck said. "His idea of the Council was to present the true faith, but as light in the darkness, to attract men to the truth in the beauty and clarity of the way the truth was expressed."
Although the Italian term he used is often interpreted as signaling a spirit of change to the detriment of doctrinal soundness, Schreck clarified, "What John XXIII understood aggiornamento [‘bringing up to date’] meant is to express the faith of the Church in the modes of modern thought and ways people could understand."

The Council had nothing to do with the spirit of revolution. But the "R" of renewal became to many interpreters the "R" of revolution. False notions of the "spirit of Vatican II" rushed in — and continue to hold sway over thousands of the faithful.
Father Matthew Lamb, Cardinal Maida Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University, makes clear why that happened.

During the last two sessions of the Council, he was a priest doing graduate studies at the Gregorian University in Rome and would attend the press conferences after the morning sessions.

Throughout 1962-65, there were two places and events in the world where foreign correspondents knew their story would get top billing — the Vietnam War and the Second Vatican Council. Reporters flocked to Rome because it was safer than Vietnam.
"But they didn’t understand theology and what to do," Father Lamb observed. "They started using political categories. By the second session, it was ‘conservative’ vs. ‘liberal’ — it was who was winning."

At those press conferences, Father Lamb observed that Father John Courtney Murray would explain in serious detail for 20 minutes what had been debated that morning, and then a priest, who was considered a leading British theologian, would get up and tell the media representatives it was quite simple: "liberal vs. conservative." And the press would invariably quote those periti, priests from around the world considered expert theologians who were there to help the bishops, but who fell into the liberal template or camp. (Both Murray and the dissident British priest, Charles Davis, who ended up leaving the priesthood, were periti.)
A prolific author and editor of Vatican II: Renewal Within Tradition (Oxford University Press), Father Lamb explains what further happened, as others like Father Francis Xavier Murphy — who wrote articles under the pseudonym Xavier Rynne for a popular American magazine about the Council debates — propagated and framed much of the conciliar discussion as "conservative" vs. "liberal."

Even the monks at the Trappist monastery Father Lamb was connected with at the time were reading Rynne’s letters in The New Yorker.
"With John XXIII and Paul VI, you always had a Mass at the beginning," Father Lamb said. "The [media] never covered that prayer."

Father Lamb described that 95% of Catholics, including religious and priests, didn’t study the documents of the Council, but they were reading the press reports in the mainstream media. And the diocesan papers would pick those reports up, too.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI stated this clearly on Feb. 14, 2013, in his farewell address to priests. He said, "[T]here was a Council of the fathers — the true Council — but there was also the Council of the media. It was almost a Council unto itself, and the world perceived the Council through these, through the media. Therefore, the Council that immediately and efficiently arrived to the people was that of the media, not that of the fathers.
"We know how this Council of the media was accessible to all. Therefore, this was the dominant, more efficient one and has created so much calamity, so many problems, really so much misery — seminaries closed; convents closed; liturgy trivialized."

And yet the valuable documents remain, and they’re very relevant today. Schreck noted: "The documents are readable and very scriptural. You don’t need to be a professional theologian to understand the documents. The great thing is: As you read them, the truth and the beauty of our faith do shine forth. So John XXIII’s vision is fulfilled by the Council."
Bunson pointed to John XXIII’s striking pre-conciliar encyclicals exhorting the faithful to pray the Rosary and to do penance — "many things in the wake of the Council many [people] tried to do away with."

This real intent and wrong response to it is what Benedict, who acted at the Council as a priest theological expert, often referred to as the hermeneutics of reform with continuity, as opposed to the hermeneutics of rupture and discontinuity.
"This is a fundamental distinction that Benedict made," noted Schreck.
Now, hope abounds, as the Church has regained the right path, according to the conciliar experts.
Schreck said every other council also took time to settle into its true meaning and follow that road faithfully.
And Bunson affirmed John Paul II and Benedict XVI implemented the Council as John XXIII intended it.

"There is this beautiful relationship between Vatican II and the New Evangelization, in that both of them speak to proclaiming the unchanging truth of the Church in the way the modern world can understand."

Benedict confirmed this outlook and concluded in his 2013 speech: "But the real power of the Council was present and, little by little, is realizing itself more and more — and becomes the true power that then is also true reform, true renewal of the Church. It seems to me that, 50 years after the Council, we see how this virtual Council is breaking up, is becoming lost, and the true Council is appearing, with all of its spiritual power.

"And it is our task … to work in order that the true Council, with its power of the Holy Spirit, may be realized and that the Church may really be renewed … in the certainty: The Lord triumphs!"

Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows Catholic.net to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to Catholic.net right now. God bless you for your generosity.




Post a Comment
Write a comment on this article

Email required (will not be published)
required Country

Most Popular