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Was Vatican II a Failure?

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Friends, we just marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II, the Second Vatican Council. Six decades later, can we say the Council was a success? A failure? Something in between?

On today’s episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” Brandon Vogt discuss a provocative pair of op-eds published in the New York Times by Ross Douthat, who argues that the Council was both necessary and a failure, and yet cannot be undone.

A listener asks, if God is without form, then at the Transfiguration, what was Jesus transformed into?

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“How Catholics Became Prisoners of Vatican II” (Ross Douthat):

“How Vatican II Failed Catholics—and Catholicism” (Ross Douthat):

The Word on Fire Vatican II Collection:

The Paschal Mystery (Word on Fire Lent booklet):

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