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A website devoted to defending, promoting and providing for Vatican II in humility and prayer. Please join our prayer warriors to bring God’s grace to all souls. Check out the Defending Vatican II tab for our apologetics or links to other great resources. Check out the general book/website review tab also.
Like St. Joseph in the image above. Defend the message. Promote the message. Be a missionary for the world by implementing Vatican II. Are you ready? Like Joseph provide a space in you life and others for Christ’s message so powerfully expressed in Vatican II. The Church is a light to the world. Let it shine.
Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark which your fathers set up (NAB)
Ironically, the proverb commonly quoted to critique Vatican II’s adaptations to meet the demands of modern times can now be used in its defense. What this website argues is that Vatican II did not break with tradition. In fact, since the last 3 Popes and vast majority of all bishops have been explicitly pro Vatican II it is (always has been since beginning) part of the ordinary magisterium of the church in its teaching authority. Thus, its contents (all parts) are guarded against error by that very fact. Vatican II did not make any dogmatic pronouncements extraordinarily because its contents are part of the ordinary magisterium of the church and so guarded by the Holy Spirit from error. What this website seeks is to humbly learn from what God has given the modern world through dialogue and prayer. Since, 3 Popes after the council have supported it as the pastoral approach to meet the world’s demands we can say that it is now the ancient landmark which should not be moved indiscreetly except by those whom the authority has been given. (Let us go promote it and implement it in our lives) It is important to differentiate the council from other cultural trends which have affected modern society.
“[The Council] has invested its teachings with the authority of the supreme ordinary magisterium, which ordinary magisterium is so obviously authentic that it must be accepted with docility and sincerity by all the faithful, according to the mind of the Council as expressed in the nature and aims of the individual documents.”
— Pope St. Paul VI
See the Catechism of the Catholic Church # 892 “Divine assistance is also given to the successors of the apostles, teaching in communion with the successor of Peter, and, in a particular way, to the bishop of Rome, pastor of the whole Church, when, without arriving at an infallible definition and without pronouncing in a “definitive manner,” they propose in the exercise of the ordinary Magisterium a teaching that leads to better understanding of Revelation in matters of faith and morals. To this ordinary teaching the faithful “are to adhere to it with religious assent” which, though distinct from the assent of faith, is nonetheless an extension of it.“
- Locations (List) Where Vatican II Says it is Teaching the Faithful (Not Just Pastoral)Just as the words Dogmatic Constitution and Decree would suggest Vatican II did teach doctrine. Check out how many times it says it is teaching in the first paragraph which means the rest are also teaching! Lumen Gentium #14 “This Sacred Council wishes to turn its attention firstly to the Catholic faithful. Basing itself uponContinue reading “Locations (List) Where Vatican II Says it is Teaching the Faithful (Not Just Pastoral)”
- Was Vatican II Just Pastoral? Reason and TheologyWas Vatican II Merely Pastoral with Michael Lofton – YouTube In this video, Michael Lofton dispels the myth that Vatican II was both doctrinal and pastoral, just as Scripture can be both pastoral and doctrinal. He goes through points showing that the moral and doctrinal points in Vatican II were not just wish-wash but hadContinue reading “Was Vatican II Just Pastoral? Reason and Theology”
- 33 Days to Morning Glory – Vatican IIThis 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”
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Word on Fire Q and A on Vatican II. Click Here
Check out Bishop Baron defend Vatican II in a recent set of videos. I highly recommend these short 5 ish minute clips spoken authoritatively by a holy and learned Bishop. Click Here
Commentary and In the News
Cardinal Zen sees Vatican II as a light for today. https://oldyosef.hkdavc.com/?p=1503 “Vatican 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.“
You may have heard about Archbishop’s Vigano’s recent statements on Vatican II. I have deep respect for Archbishop Vigano for all the great work that he has accomplished. He is truly a Catholic man of purpose. Yet, I think we have to be careful about his recent views on Vatican II. I link an excellent article by Dr. Jeff Mirus which makes us remember that we should not claim ultimate authority for our personal favorite bishop when they don’t have the same teaching authority as Peter. It should be remembered that lots of other great bishops like John Paul II promoted and supported Vatican II, so we should not get carried away when a few other noble bishops hold different opinions. Let’s dialogue and think before you jump on the do away with Vatican II train of thought. https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/archbishop-vigans-comments-on-vatican-ii/?repos=6&subrepos=0&searchid=2027734
(I do respect other opinions, I myself get things wrong. I hope these can be taken in a gesture of good will if you disagree with the contents.) Consider these pictorial arguments. I am not making light of opposing views as if they were uneducated. This is just some fun.