‘The Word on Fire Vatican II Collection’ Aims to Help Catholics Reclaim the Second Vatican Council

This elegant hardcover volume, with beautifully carved linocut art, features the four central documents that most fully articulate the vision of the council: Dei Verbum, Lumen Gentium, Sacrosanctum Concilium, and Gaudium et Spes. Though practically everyone acknowledges its importance, Catholics have been debating its precise meaning and application for the past sixty years. That traditionalists and progressives still dominate much of the conversation today proves that his observation still has validity. On the one hand are "radical traditionalists" who claim that Vatican II betrayed authentic Catholicism and produced disastrous consequences in the life of the Church; on the other, "progressives" who saw the council documents as a first step toward more substantial changes in the Church. I hope that this book represents a contribution to that project."Word on Fire Catholic Ministries (wordonfire.org) exists to draw people into the Body of Christ, which is the Church, and thereby give them access to all the gifts that Jesus wants his people to enjoy. The needful thing, I am convinced, is a robust and enthusiastic reappropriation of the texts of Vatican II. I believe that the documents of Vatican II are still widely unread, and if they are read, often misunderstood. New book offers a robust and readable journey into the core texts of Vatican II, battling false narratives about the council’s history and purposeNEWS PROVIDED BYWord on Fire Catholic MinistriesMarch 8, 2021IRVING, Texas, March 8, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ — The Second Vatican Council (1962–1965), a gathering of Catholic bishops from around the world, was one of the most significant cultural and religious events of the twentieth century. In the style of The Word on Fire Bible, it also includes illuminating commentary from the postconciliar popes and Bishop Robert Barron interspersed throughout, so that readers will understand how the Church authoritatively interprets different passages."Many years ago," Bishop Barron writes in the foreword, "I heard a speaker remark that far too many people in the Church seem to want either Vatican I or Vatican III! But even as debate over the council rages on, not enough Catholics have actually read or properly understood its texts."The Word on Fire Vatican II Collection," a groundbreaking new book from Word on Fire, is designed to address that problem. To be most effective in this mission, Word on Fire places an emphasis and urgency on the use of contemporary forms of media and innovative communication technologies."The Word on Fire Vatican II Collection"Foreword by Bishop Robert Barronwith commentary by the postconciliar popesMarch 8, 2021Hardcover | 388 pagesWord on Fire Institutewordonfire.org/vatican2SOURCE Word on Fire Catholic MinistriesCONTACT: William Sipling, Communications Director, 866-928-1237, communications@wordonfire.org Related Linkshttps://www.wordonfire.org/