Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vatican II 50 Years -- October 11, 2012

On 11-October-1962, the Second Vatican Council opened in Rome.  Pope John XXIII had called for the council to "open the windows...and let in some fresh air."

Among the results of the council were mass in the vernacular, the presider facing the congregation during mass, involvement of the laity during mass and in many operations of the church and countless other changes.  Some people still find the results of the council controversial.  

Pope John XXIII was Time Magazine's Man of the Year in the 04-January-1963 edition.

The Giants beat the Reds for the third time in Cincinnati, to win the National League Championship Series.  

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