WINCHESTER VOTF

Education Capsule

Presented by Mary Lou Burke

July 7, 2002

 

SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL

Pope John XXIII called for a Church Council on January 25, 1959, and this would be the twenty-first council in the history of the Church. The Council opened on October 11, 1962, with meetings each Fall, and concluded n December 8, 1965. This meeting brought together over 2,500 leaders of the Catholic Church. This was Blessed Johnís solution on how an ancient Church could survive in a world undergoing social, political, technological and cultural transformation. Changes in communication and transportation alone were enormous.

The Council issued four Constitutions, nine decrees, and three declarations. Since the Council ended many changes have been implemented and continue to impact our lives, Living in Godís world today.