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Lesson 11 Renewal Movements in the Church Second Vatican Council an ecumenical council held at the Vatican City, the

e first such council since 1870 and the only second since the sixteenth century Council of Trent initiated by Pope John XXIII in 1962-1965. According to him, the Church was badly in need of hat he called aggionamento or updating. it aims to carry out reforms in the Church The Vatican was supported by 16 documents consisting of 4 constitution; 9 Decrees and 3 Declarations. Constitution- Document of the highest authority, issued by the Pope, or by a Church Council with the Popes approval pertaining to our characteristic of a doctrine or code or beliefs accepted as authoritative. When used to proclaim a Church dogma , called a Dogmatic Constittion. When used for pastoral teaching, called a Pastoral Constitution. Decree- A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecumenical council. An administrative act applying or interpreting articles of canon law deciding what is to be done or to take place Declarations - The document or instrument containing such statement or proclamation on a particular basis that is emphatic & explicit. Some changes brought by VATICAN II Council change in liturgical language (from Latin to the vernacular) reformulation of sacramental rituals ecumenical openness toward other Christian Churches stress on the collective responsibility of bishops in the mission of the Church adopt the Gospel to diverse cultural traditions reformation of priestly education partial acceptance of diversity in theology & local practices more acute concern for political and social issues especially where moral question are involved The 16 Documents of the Vatican Council II DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH ( LUMEN GENTIUM )(LG) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on November 21, 1964 -it describes more fully the nature of the Church as the People of God and redefines its mission. DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON THE DIVINE REVELATION (DEI VERBUM (DV)) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on November 18, 1965 - it defines the Scripture and Tradition as the main source of faith and Gods revelation PASTORAL CONSTITUTION ON THE CHRH IN MODERN WORLD(GAUDIUM ET SPES) (GS) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on December 7, 1965 - it describes the mutual relationship of the Church and the World.

CONSTITUTION ON THE ON THE SACRED LITURGY (SACROSANCTUM CONCILUM) (SC) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on December 4, 1963 - it describes the liturgical renewal as focus of communal piety an worship DEGREE ON THE MEANS OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATION ( INTER MIRIFICA) (IM) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on December 4, 1965 -it describes the uses of media to promote faith and values DEGREE ON ECUMENISM (UNITATIS REDINTEGRATIO) (UR) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on November 21, 1964 - Its principal concern is the restoration of unity among all Christian DEGREE ON THE CATHOLIC OF THE EASTERN RITE (ORINTALIUM ECCLESIARIUM) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on November 21 1964 -it recognizes diversity of Rites but retaining the tradition. DEGREE ON THE BISHOPS PASTORAL OFFICE IN THE CHURCH )(CHRISTUS DOMINUS)(CD) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on October 28, 1965 -it speaks of collegiability of bishop in sharing authority with the pope DEGREE ON THE PRIESTLY ) (OPTATAM TOTIUS)(OT) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on October 28, 1965 -it calls for evaluation of seminary curricula and priestly training DEGREE ON THE MINISTRY AND LIFE OF THE PRIEST (PRESBTERORUM ORDINIS) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on October 28, 1965 - it calls to integrate life with work and spirituality among the priests DEGREE ON APOSTOLATE ON THE LAITY (APOSTOLICAM ACTUOSITATEM )(AC) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on November 18, 1965 -it calls the laity to holiness and involved them in the Church to bring the Gospel to the world DEGREE ON THE MISSIONARY ACTIVITY OF THE CHURCH (AD GENTES)(AG) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on November 18, 1965 -it speaks of the missionary work of all Christians DEGREE ON THE APPROPRIATE RENEWAL OF RELIGIOUS LIFE (PERFECTAE CARITATIS )(PC) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on October 28, 1965 -It calls the religious to renew and examine their life in conformity to the gospel values. DECLARATION ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATION)(GE) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on October 28, 1965

It upholds the value of education and efforts to develop the mind and every Christian. DECLARATION ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM (DIGNITATIS HUMANAE )(DH) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on December 7, 1965 -It stresses the role of Conscience as the norm of morality, dignity and right of the human person. DECLARATION ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE CHURCH TO NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGION (NOSTRA AEATATE)(NA) promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on October 28, 1965 by Pope Paul VI -It encourages Christian unity and Respect for other beliefs.

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