The reception of Vatican II by Matthew L. Lamb, Matthew Levering

By Matthew L. Lamb, Matthew Levering

A sequel to 'Vatican II', 'The Reception of Vatican II' exhibits how the council has been bought and interpreted over the process the greater than 50 years because it concluded. The that means of the second one Vatican Council has been fiercely contested for the reason that prior to it used to be even over, and because its finishing touch has visible a conflict for the soul of the Church waged during the interpretation of Council records. every one essay in this Read more...

summary: A sequel to 'Vatican II', 'The Reception of Vatican II' indicates how the council has been bought and interpreted over the process the greater than 50 years because it concluded. The that means of the second one Vatican Council has been fiercely contested in view that ahead of it used to be even over, and because its crowning glory has noticeable a conflict for the soul of the Church waged during the interpretation of Council records. every one essay during this quantity appears at how a type of records has been interpreted within the post-Vatican II period and issues the future of its destiny reception

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Komonchak, “Interpreting the Council and Its Consequences,” 168. 56. This is the title of one of the essays contained in John W. , ed. David G. Schultenover (New York: Continuum, 2007). 57. Massimo Faggioli, A Council for the Global Church: Receiving Vatican II in History (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015), 322. 58. Ibid. 59.  94. 60. John W. O’Malley, SJ, “‘The Hermeneutic of Reform’: A Historical Analysis,” in 50 Years On: Probing the Riches of Vatican II, ed. David G. Schultenover, SJ (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015), 3–​34, at 29.

It is actually Christ’s deed that he works through his Church, and he does it especially in the liturgy. Next, the document gives examples of different ways in which Christ is present in the liturgy: in the person of his minister, in the eucharistic species, in the reading of the Word, in the praying and singing of the whole assembly. ” It could be said that the document is at pains here to indicate that something is actually occurring and accomplished when the liturgy is celebrated. 30 30 The Constitutions namely, the glorification of God and the sanctification of human beings.

The word particeps, together with related forms like participatio and participare, is a root found 111 times in the reformed Missal as opposed to 17 times in the previous Missal. 27 Careful attention to these words would reveal that they all serve to express again and again the fact that, through participation in the liturgy, we are made participators of the divine life. Participating in the divine life is the true, ultimate active participation. Or to say the same in the theological categories examined here: participation in the liturgy is nothing less than participation in the Paschal Mystery of Jesus.

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