A tender and fond farewell to Victoria Bishop Emeritus Remi De Roo included “warm greetings of Pope Francis, who joins us in mourning and thanksgiving, and who sends his blessing.”

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Canada’s last surviving Second Vatican Council father has died. Victoria Bishop Emeritus Remi De Roo was 97 years old when he reached his eternal rest on Feb. 1.

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Bishop Remi De Roo, the former bishop of Victoria who was the world’s youngest bishop when he was appointed in 1962 at age 38 by Pope John XXIII, died Feb. 1. He was 97.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA, INDIA -- This Advent marks the 50 anniversary of the liturgical reform — the “novus ordo” or “new order” of Mass — after the Second Vatican Council.

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It was 56 years ago this week — Oct. 11, 1962 — that the Second Vatican Council began its work of addressing how the Church should adapt to the modern world. Vatican II ended three years later and the changes formed the basis of much of the Church’s liturgy and teaching to this day. The massive task of the council, mandated by Pope John XXIII, began with much pomp and ceremony, as The Register reported in its Oct. 13, 1962 issue.


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VATICAN – The traditionalist Society of St. Pius X elected 47-year-old Father Davide Pagliarani, an Italian member of the society, as its superior general.
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It’s a new era in the Church and therefore a new era for the Church’s social teaching, says Archbishop Paul-André Durocher.

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VATICAN – Cardinal Karl Lehmann, longtime president of the German bishops' conference and a respected theologian who participated in the Second Vatican Council, died March 11.
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VATICAN – While Pope Francis thinks Blessed Paul VI wrote "the greatest pastoral document that has ever been written," great writing does not make a pope a saint.
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In a vast sanctuary filled with kneeling Catholics, the light catches on a single ivory veil, draped over the head of a young woman in prayer.
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VATICAN CITY - The Catholic Church must continue to work to understand the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and why they were made, rather than rethinking them, Pope Francis said.

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ROME, Italy – Hundreds of musicians and pastors from around the world have signed a document urging parishes and publishers should take care to develop the Church’s rich musical traditions, not discard them.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Second Vatican Council was an act of worship, said one of the few living council fathers.

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OTTAWA – Archbishop-emeritus James Hayes, one of the last remaining Canadian participants from the Second Vatican Council, died in Halifax Aug. 2. He was 92.

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Pope Francis’ long meditation on love in the family does more than sum up two meetings of the world’s bishops in Rome in 2014 and 2015. Francis is bringing a new spark to an old fire.

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