FC 6340: The Vision of the Second Vatican Council

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The Second Vatican Council was a watershed in the history of the Catholic Church. As Saint John XXIII stated in his opening statement, “the greatest concern of the Ecumenical Council is this: that the sacred deposit of Christian doctrine should be guarded and taught more efficaciously.” This course will look at the historical context of the Council, the deliberations during its fourth sessions, and its central documents. Reference will also be made to conciliar and post-conciliar papal teaching related to the Council.