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THE DOCUMENTS OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL
Pope John XXIII’s Address to Open the Council Intention and Convocation of Vatican II
On the Church in the Modern World Gaudium Et Spes
Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen GentiumDogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Dei Verbum
Declaration on Religious Freedom Dignitatis Humanae
Decree on Ecumenism Unitatis Redintegratio
Decree on the Churches of the Eastern Rite Orientalium Ecclesiarum
On the Relation to Non-Christian Religions Nostra Aetate
Guidelines on Religious Relations with the Jews
Decree on Mission Activity of the Church Ad Gentes
Declaration on Christian Education Gravissimum Educationis
Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops Christus Dominus
Decree on Apostolate of Laity Apostolicam Actuositatem
Constitution on Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium
Decree on Renewal of Religious Life Perfectae Sacramentum-Caritatis
Decree on Ministry of Priests Presbyterorum Ordinis
Decree on Priestly Training Optatam Totius
Decree on Means of Social Communication Inter MirificaPope Paul VI’s Address to the Last General Meeting
The Second Vatican Council's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation was promulgated by Pope Paul VI on 18 November 1965, following approval by the assembled bishops by a vote of 2,344 to 6. It is one of the principal documents of the Second Vatican Council, indeed their very foundation in the view of one of the leading Council Fathers, Bishop Christopher Butler. The phrase "Dei verbum" is Latin for "Word of God" and is taken from the first line of the document, as is customary for titles of major Catholic documents.
Lumen gentium, the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, is one of the principal documents of the Second Vatican Council. This dogmatic constitution was promulgated by Pope Paul VI on 21 November 1964, following approval by the assembled bishops by a vote of 2,151 to 5. As is customary with significant Roman Catholic Church documents, it is known by its incipit, "Lumen gentium", Latin for "Light of the Nations".Lumen gentium magnified the authority, identity, and the mission of the church, as well as the duty of the faithful. READ MORE.....................
Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, is one of the constitutions of the Second Vatican Council. It was approved by the assembled bishops by a vote of 2,147 to 4 and promulgated by Pope Paul VI on 4 December 1963. The main aim was to achieve greater lay participation in the Catholic Church's liturgy. The title is taken from the opening lines of the document and means "this Sacred Council". READ MORE...........
Gaudium et Spes
Gaudium et spes (Ecclesiastical Latin: [ˈɡawdium et ˈspɛs], Joy and Hope), the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, was one of the four constitutions resulting from the Second Vatican Council. Together, the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium (LG), and the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (GS) stand as the two pillars of the Second Vatican Council.[why?] The Dogmatic Constitution treats the nature of the church in itself; the Pastoral Constitution treats its mission in the world. Approved by a vote of 2,307 to 75 of the bishops assembled at the council, it was promulgated by Pope Paul VI on 7 December 1965, the day the council ended. As is customary with Catholic documents, the title is taken from its opening words in Latin "the joys and hopes". The English translation begins: READ MORE..............
The joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the people of our time, especially of those who are
poor or afflicted, are the joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the followers of Christ as well.
"Since parents have given children their life, they are bound by the most serious obligation to educate their offspring and therefore must be recognized as the primary and principal educators. This role in education is so important that only with difficulty can it be supplied where it is lacking. Parents are the ones who must create a family atmosphere animated by love and respect for God and man, in which the well-rounded personal and social education of children is fostered. Hence the family is the first school of the social virtues that every society needs.
Nostra aetate (Latin: In our Time) is the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions of the Second Vatican Council. Passed by a vote of 2,221 to 88 of the assembled bishops, this declaration was promulgated on 28 October 1965 by Pope Paul VI. It is the shortest of the 16 final documents of the Council and "the first in Catholic history to focus on the relationship that Catholics have with Jews." It "reveres the work of God in all the major faith traditions." It begins by stating its purpose of reflecting on what humankind have in common in these times when people are being drawn closer together.
Pope John XXIII had originally conceived it as an expression of the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Jews. Over the course of several substantial revisions, the focus of the document was broadened to address relationships with several faiths. Opposition from conservative elements in the Church was overcome and support was gained from Jewish organisations.
Dignitatis humanae (Latin: Of the Dignity of the Human Person[a]) is the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on Religious Freedom. In the context of the council's stated intention "to develop the doctrine of recent popes on the inviolable rights of the human person and the constitutional order of society", Dignitatis humanae spells out the church's support for the protection of religious liberty. It set the ground rules by which the church would relate to secular states, both pluralistic ones like the United States and officially Catholic nations like Malta and Costa Rica.The passage of this measure by a vote of 2,308 to 70 is considered by many to be one of the most significant events of the council. This declaration was promulgated by Pope Paul VI on December 7, 1965. Dignitatis Humanae became one of the key points of dispute between the Vatican and traditionalists such as Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre who argued that the encyclical was incompatible with previous authoritatively stated Catholic teaching