Today, some are inclined to say that the Second Vatican Council is old hat. After all, the council wrapped up 50 years ago, society and the Church have changed enormously since then and we shouldn’t be waging the same old battles that were fought half a century ago.
Not so fast! “From an historical perspective, the council is still very young,” writes leading Vatican II interpreter Massimo Faggioli. It takes a long time – decades, even centuries – to bring the fruits of a major Church council to harvest.
Even large dioceses were still not finished implementing the edicts of the Council of Trent (1545-63) at the start of the 19th century. LINK TO FULL STORY: