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BBC World: Vatican II panel discussion - SaintRafael - 10-22-2012

Traditionalist Chris Ferrara joins a panel on BBC World radio program Heart and Soul, to discuss Vatican II. Chris Ferrara provides the lone traditionalist perspective on a panel of Vatican II enthusiasts:

Vatican II
Duration: 28 minutes
First broadcast: Saturday 06 October 2012

"Fifty years ago, the Catholic Church made radical changes. As he opened the biggest gathering of Roman Catholic bishops in history, Pope John the 23rd said it was time to throw open the windows of the church. The Second Vatican Council sent the church hurtling into the 20th Century. After three years of meetings, the Council produced 16 documents – a bold manifesto for modernisation and renewal. It changed the language and style of the mass, permitting Catholics to worship in their own tongue, rather than in Latin. It also called for a new engagement with other faiths, the secular world and with the experiences of Catholics across the globe – men and women, rich and poor.

In this special edition of Heart and Soul, William Crawley considers the legacy of Vatican II. He is joined by Dr Gemma Simmonds – a Sister of the Congregation of Jesus and a lecturer in theology at the University of London; Mario Aguilar – Professor of Religion and Politics at St Andrews University in Scotland and an expert in Latin American and African theology; Christopher Ferrara – President of the American Catholic Lawyers Association and author of The Great Façade: Vatican II and the Regime of Novelty in the Catholic Church; and the Right Reverend Kieran Conry – Bishop of Arundel and Brighton in the south of England.

The programme asks what do the teachings of Vatican II mean for the nearly 1.2 billion Catholics in the world today? Did it go too far – or not far enough? And what role will the Council play in the Church of the future?"

Re: BBC World: Vatican II panel discussion - Poche - 10-22-2012

Around the beginning of the 20th century, Jesus told Maria Luisa that he was going to do something to the world that would be comparable to the flood. Many people would think that this was a prediction of world war or calamity of biblical proportions. But in my opinion Jesus was predicting the coming of the second Vatican Council.

Re: BBC World: Vatican II panel discussion - TraditionalistThomas - 10-23-2012

Christopher Ferrara is absolutely brilliant. God bless him.

Re: BBC World: Vatican II panel discussion - Geremia - 10-23-2012

(10-23-2012, 12:27 AM)TraditionalistThomas Wrote: Christopher Ferrara is absolutely brilliant. God bless him.
He has an intelligent sense of humor, too: "We have 'illicit,' 'invalid,' and now 'illegitimate'?" haha