Reclaiming Vatican II: What It (Really) Said, What It Means, and How It Calls Us to Renew the Church. Get the Book: https://books.wordonfire.org/reclaimingvaticanii
During the past five decades, the Second Vatican Council has been alternately celebrated or maligned for its supposed break with tradition and embrace of the modern world. But what if we’ve gotten it all wrong? Have Catholics—both those who embrace the spirit of Vatican II and those who regard it with suspicion—misunderstood what the council was really about?
Fr. Blake Britton discovered the truth and beauty of the council while he was in seminary and he has witnessed firsthand the power of its teachings in the life of his own parish. In Reclaiming Vatican II—a partnership between Ave Maria Press and Word on Fire Catholic Ministries—Britton presses beyond the political narrative foisted upon the post-conciliar Church and contends that Vatican II was neither conservative nor liberal, but something much more beautiful and challenging.
ABOUT FR BLAKE BRITTON
Fr. Blake Britton serves as a parish priest and assistant vocations director in the Diocese of Orlando. He is a regular contributor to the Word on Fire Institute’s blog and its Evangelization and Culture Journal. He also cohosts The Burrowshire Podcast with Brandon Vogt. Britton earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. John Vianney College-Seminary and his master’s degree in divinity from St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary. He has contributed to two anthologies. He has appeared on EWTN, The Catholic Channel, and a number of radio programs and podcasts. He is a classically trained opera singer, pianist, and organist and is trained in classical Latin and biblical Greek.
00:00 About the Book
03:20 Meet Fr Blake
08:40 Why this book is needed
15:50 What is an Ecumenical Council?
34:55 Vatican II: 60 Years Later
43:10 Outline of the Book
48:20 What’s next? Practical applications
53:45 Closing Blessing
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