33 Days to Morning Glory – Vatican II

This is an Epic book! – Highly recommend. It has brought wonders to my life and so many others. To Jesus through Mary. In addition to 33 days to Morning Glory I have read both St. Luis de Montfort’s True Devotion and The Marian Vow by FI Fr. Stefano M. Manelli. Although I got aContinue reading “33 Days to Morning Glory – Vatican II”

3 Phases: Where are You and Your Parish?

Where are you are your parish? There is a time and season for everything, but what are you being called to do by Pope Francis for your life right now? Where are you at? Where do you want to be? For myself, there are different parts of my life in different phases. For some aspectsContinue reading “3 Phases: Where are You and Your Parish?”

Vatican II Interpretation Book Review

Perhaps the most popular books on Vatican II events may be What Happened at Vatican II by John W. O’Malley and Vatican II: Renewal Within Tradition ed. by Matthew Lamb and Matthew Levering. Richard John Neuhaus gives us his view on how they present the council and its continuity with the past. https://www.firstthings.com/article/2008/10/what-really-happened-at-vatican-ii If youContinue reading “Vatican II Interpretation Book Review”

100th Post and Request for Article Submissions

We have recently reached the 100th post on defendingvatican2.ca! Thank you very much for all your support and prayers. I known that I have grown so much in my faith since the first post was published. What I am know asking is for others who would like to contribute an article or even article reviewContinue reading “100th Post and Request for Article Submissions”

What Happed to the Liturgy at Vatican II? — Breaking In The Habit

“Vatican II is the reason for all our problems!” Welcome to 20% of the comments I receive on YouTube. I have to say… I find it a bit tiring. Besides just the nonsense of scapegoating in any situation, it’s just ludicrous if you’ve ever actually read the documents of the Second Vatican Council. People are […]Continue reading “What Happed to the Liturgy at Vatican II? — Breaking In The Habit”

Letter From the Editor October 2020: Love or Hate or Something in Between the Choice is Still the Same

For this month’s general letter I want to return to an addition to the website’s homepage. The open letter to those discourage – Hope against Hope was meant to be a bridge between various ideas about what Vatican II was and will be for the future. The whole point is that, if you like VaticanContinue reading “Letter From the Editor October 2020: Love or Hate or Something in Between the Choice is Still the Same”

Ronald Knox a New Apologetics

If you don’t know about Msgr. Ronald Knox I suggest you do a quick internet search. The man was brilliant, he translated the entire bible himself into what is known as the Knox Translation. He converted from the Anglican faith to Catholicism and his experience is well documented in his many writing often in apologeticContinue reading “Ronald Knox a New Apologetics”

Vatican II Mary Quotes

This is a collection of all the times Mary is mentioned in Vatican II’s main 16 documents. Using the Vatican Website Translation. Although the list is not exhaustive, it does contain the majority. Mary is often one of those topics that if you get right, the rest of the Catholic Church’s dogma flow into place,Continue reading “Vatican II Mary Quotes”

Lessons from Thomas Merton for Vatican II: Resentment In the Heart

I want to look at resentment in the heart. Often a lot of this comes up when talking about Vatican II on both sides. Thomas Merton in his New Seeds of Contemplation has an excellent chapter called sentences. In there he goes through one of the problems that can occur in the spiritual life –Continue reading “Lessons from Thomas Merton for Vatican II: Resentment In the Heart”