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Trust only in God (C.H. Spurgeon)

During the oral part of practical theology in the first theological examination Professor Dr. Wilhelm Rothfuchs gave me an unseen quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon. I was to put it into context and evaluate it step-by-step. Thankfully, I had read … Continue reading

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Vatican II Opened the Church to the World

Here is a fascinating read of the epochal Roman Catholic synod in the sixties by John W. O’Malley in the NYT: Vatican II Opened the Church to the World – NYTimes.com.

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In 1962 this day Vatican II was officially opened

Pope John XXIII convened the 2nd Vatican council in 1962 to achieve “aggiornamento” – “fresh air” – “bringing up to date.” To read more about this crucial history of the W. Church start here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Vatican_Council

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