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Vatican II, That Redefined What It Meant To Be ‘Catholic’, Started This Day, 55-Years Ago — October 11, 1962.

by Anura Guruge


From my 2014 “Popes: 101 Facts & Trivia”. See image below to access details of the book. Click to ENLARGE and read here.


Click to ENLARGE and admire here. This went with my Pope John XXIII book.


Click to ENLARGE and study. My ‘magic’ Excel spreadsheet on the Ecumenical Councils. First time I have shared this.


Vatican II, as most Catholics know, was a BIG deal. It still divides many Catholics and the history of the Catholic Church is now clearly demarcated by ‘pre-Vatican II‘ and ‘post-Vatican II‘. For many it will be best known as the Ecumenical Council that gave us the Vernacular Mass (i.e., the non-Latin Mass).

To I, it will always be indelibly associated with my alltime favorite Pope, John XXIII. This was his crowning achievement in a life full of many.

55-years ago. Wow. Wasn’t that long ago.


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by Anura Guruge

Cracks, As Was Inevitable, Start To Appear In The Cordiality Between Current Pope, Francis, & Ex-Pope, Ratzinger Over Latin Mass.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This is why I was always so against papal resignations. Having two ‘popes’ around is always a sure fire recipe for potential schism and definitely disagreements. That is why we hadn’t had a papal resignation, prior to that of February 2013, in 598 years.

I always screamed, possible SCHISM.

Well, it isn’t a schism as such, YET, but it sure could be given that the issue in point is the always divisive, ever controversial Latin Mass,

So when I saw this post all I could say was: ‘Here we GO! I knew this would happen’.

Ratzinger, as we came to know, is a extremely vain, egomaniac — even by papal standards. That he waited a whole 6 months before butting in amazes me. I expected him to do so sooner. This is but the start — unless the Vatican, as I had always advocated, resorts to their ‘Plan B’.

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