Pope Benedict’s Reflection on the Second Vatican Council

The Vatican news source is printing the comments the pope made very recently to the Roman clergy. These comments were without notes and were his reflections on the Second Vatican Council, and his involvement in it as a young scholar priest.

It really is an interesting read from an insider’s point of view. There are fewer and fewer men alive who participated in the Council, so Benedict’s thoughts here are priceless. I especially like the latter part of his comments where he discusses how the Council Fathers experiences were different from what the secular media portrayed, i.e., how the Fathers had a discussion in the context of faith whereas the media politicized the process.

Here is the link to the article:


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One Response to Pope Benedict’s Reflection on the Second Vatican Council

  1. marilyn peterson says:

    Thank you for posting this article. There is so much to meditate on in his words- I will have to print it out and try to understand it in small bites. It is an exciting time we are living in and hearing him discuss the “exciting” times of Vatican 2 is wonderful.


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