THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD (9)

(Gaudium et Spes) OF VATICAN II (Promulgated on 8th Dec. 1965)

By Fr. Malcolm Rodrigues s.j.  CATHOLIC STANDARD Friday, February 14th, 2014 

International Cooperation

The Council stresses the need for wider cooperation worldwide, especially in the economic field. It underlines the dependency created in many developing countries which results in deep internal problems. Continue reading

THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD (8)

Gaudium et Spes) OF VATICAN II (Promulgated on 8th Dec. 1965)

By Fr. Malcolm Rodrigues s.j. CATHOLIC STANDARD Friday, February 7th, 2014

Chapter IV: The Life of the Political Community

The Council recognizes that over the years there has arisen a keener awareness of human dignity, and consequently a movement for a political-juridical order in which personal rights can be better protected. These personal rights include the freedom of assembly, freedom of expression, and religious freedom. Continue reading

THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD (7)

(Gaudium et Spes) OF VATICAN II (Promulgated on 8th Dec. 1965)

By Fr. Malcolm Rodrigues s.j. CATHOLIC STANDARD Friday, January 24th, 2014

Section 1: Economic Development

The Council Fathers recognized that economic power should not be in the hands of a few, but as many as possible. Private and public enterprises should be coordinated, and that control of growth should not be left either to the mechanical course of individual activity or to government. Continue reading

THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD (6)

(Gaudium et Spes) OF VATICAN II (Promulgated on 8th Dec. 1965)

By Fr. Malcolm Rodrigues s.j. CATHOLIC STANDARD Friday, January 17th, 2014

 II. Culture in the Modern World

“The living conditions of modern man have been so profoundly changed in their social and cultural dimensions, that we can speak of a new age in human history. Fresh avenues are open, therefore, for the refinement and wider diffusion of culture. Continue reading

THE MINISTRY & LIFE OF PRIESTS

(Presbyterorum ordinis) OF VATICAN II (Promulgated on 8th Dec. 1965)

By Fr. Malcolm Rodrigues s.j CATHOLIC STANDARD Friday, November 22nd, 2013

NOTE:- The Council has already taught much on the priesthood, so it is important that our readers consider this Decree along with the relevant sections in the following conciliar documents, viz., Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops, and the Decree on Priestly Formation. Continue reading