Reaping the Harvest: Fifty Years after Vatican II
Professor Ladislas Orsy SJ, Canon Lawyer and theologian, a champion of human rights and the heritage of Vatican Two will launch new publication, 'Reaping the Harvest: Fifty Years after Vatican II', by Drs Suzanne Mulligan (ed.), James Corkery S.J. & Gerrry O'Hanlon S.J. on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 in the Arrupe Room, Milltown Park, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Significance of this publication:
When Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council on 11 October 1962, few people could have foreseen the impact that it would have on the life of the Church. Many believed that the Council would simply ratify positions where there was immediate consensus, and that its business would be concluded in a matter of months. Yet, the Council lasted until December 1965, and through the many documents it promulgated it breathed new life into the Church. The Council also represented an attempt by the Church to face the modern world in a more positive and open spirit.
Fifty years later, we are still grappling with the challenge of making the timeless message of the Second Vatican Council. This new publication, 'Reaping the Harvest: Fifty Years after Vatican II', considers not just the impact of the Council on the Church at that time but also the continuing importance of its teachings today.
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