The Council at 50: Mass Post-Vatican II, A Participatory Event

Deacon Scott Maentz Vatican II, Year of Faith

The following article is the first in a series of posts by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II. Archbishop Gregory Aymond begins the series with this post on the Mass. Looking over the 50 years since the opening of the Second Vatican Council, it’s clear that the most obvious effects …

Archbishop Aymond Offers “10 Ways Vatican II Shapes the Church Today”

Deacon Scott Maentz Vatican II, Year of Faith

The Catholic Church marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by Blessed Pope John XXIII on October 11. The Council ran from 1962-1965, producing 16 documents over the course of four sessions. Over 2,000 bishops from around the world participated. The Council introduced major reforms and stands among the most significant religious events of the …