Transition from Vatican I to Vatican II
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Transition to Vatican II
First Period: 1962
Second Period: 1963
Third Period: 1964
Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum)
The Church (Lumen Gentium)
Fourth Period: 1965
The First Vatican Council was the first Catholic council in over 300 years since the Council of Trent in the 1500’s. This was the first step towards a better connection with the people of God through many different schemata and after that ended the Second Vatican Council came in and took the ideas which the First Vatican Council had written down and made them stronger and wrote new schemata to make the Church even better and have a lives. There were some problems on the road forward to the end of the Second Vatican Council session. In this paper I will be writing about the transition from Vatican I to Vatican II and what happened during the four sessions at Vatican II, along with one of the most profound document written at the session the Lumen Gentium. Vatican I
Pope Pius XI called the First Vatican Council (Vatican I) together in 1869 after a four year preparation. One of the main purposes of the First Vatican Council was to define the Catholic doctrine concerning the Church of Christ and its first matter was to create a dogmatic draft of Catholic doctrine against the manifold errors due to Rationalism. It was an extraordinarily effective revival, in pastoral, missionary and institutional terms, equally effective in such varied situations as northern France, Ireland, the United States and Africa. The old religious orders were strengthened and hundreds of new ones, especially orders of teaching and nursing sisters were founded. In intellectual terms the predominant note of the revival was undoubtedly counter-revolutionary, despite the quite influential presence of Catholic “liberals” and modernizers in many lands. But the more the revival got underway, the more it responded to Rome’s own ethos, the less accommodating it was in regard to the values of either Protestantism or modern secular, liberal society. Modern Roman Catholicism was shaped during the time of Pius IX in terms of the highest of papal doctrines. This was centralized around the Rome. Vatican I best known decision is its definition of papal infallibility. Papal infallibility is defined by action of the Holy Spirit, the Pope is preserved from even the possibility of error when he solemnly declares or promulgates to the universal Church a dogmatic teaching on faith as being contained in divine revelation, or at least being intimately connected to divine revelation. By 1870 it was the pinnacle of a far larger system, theoretical and institutional of monarchy. The 19th century Catholic revival reinforced these and other medieval and anti-Protestant characteristics. The ultramontanist Church of the post-Vatican I era grew immensely strong in the conviction, loyalty and discipline of its members, especially the spirituality, unquestioned obedience and hard work of its religious orders. The renewal, after the dreary state of the early years of the century, seemed a miracle in itself and was felt to be one. Freed, furthermore, after 1870 from the embarrassment of the papal states and continually reinforced by its growing missionary societies, the Church was manifestly expanding in numbers and influence all through the first half of the 20th century, when other large Churches were only too clear declining rather than advancing. This was all a miracle which was deeply and self-consciously. The final thing of this long lasting council was during the reign of Pop Pius XII who was greatly respected. He gave more active roles internationally to churches in the areas of Latin America, Asia and Africa. In the age of in which the Church was living and functioning largely within more or...
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