.- Even though January 25, 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the convocation of the Second Vatican Council, many Catholics remain unsure as to what the Council Fathers truly taught and intended. Louie Verrecchio, CNAâs newest columnist plans to explore the teachings of the council to help Catholics comprehend their authentic application in the life of the Church today.
With a particular focus on current events and the challenges commonly faced by Catholics worldwide, Verrecchioâs column, âHarvesting the Fruit of Vatican IIâ contains excerpts taken directly from the Council documents. As such, the columns will serve to dispel the many false âspirit of Vatican IIâ interpretations that are all too frequently presented as indicating the âmind of the Council Fathers.â
Verrecchio, author of the âHarvesting the Fruit of Vatican IIâ adult faith formation series, explains that his commentary âwill lead readers to a deeper understanding of the conciliar texts as illuminated by the light of sacred Tradition; applying what Pope Benedict XVI calls âa hermeneutic of continuity and authentic reform.â Many will come away from the Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II columns motivated to at long last answer the call of the Holy Fathers to explore the Council documents directly in order to unearth the beautiful treasures of faith contained therein.â
Verrecchioâs column will be updated each Thursday and can be found in the menu box at the bottom of the page or by following this link: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/columns.php?sub_id=22