The Council At 50: The Search for Christian Unity

Deacon Scott Maentz Vatican II, Year of Faith

This article is the second in a series of posts on the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. You can read more posts here. When I was a boy, Catholics did not enter Protestant or Orthodox churches. We did not pray together except for an occasional prayer before a public event. …

Vatican II & the Sacred Liturgy

Deacon Scott Maentz Vatican II, Year of Faith

  The first document of the Second Vatican Council was the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,  Sacrosanctum Concilium. All Church documents get their names from the first two words of the text, or sometime the first three words if there is a older document that begins with the same words. The official language of the Church is still Latin, so even …