At the moment I’m reading through the documents of the Second Vatican Council in preparation for what we will be covering in the JP2 Group towards the end of the year. I thought it would make sense to do a few blog posts about what I’ve been reading.
The Second Vatican Council is probably one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented Councils of Church history, together with the Council of Nicea and the Council of Trent.
I can’t think of Vatican 2 without remembering an incident that happened back in England when I was a member of our church’s hospital visiting ministry. Each week, two members of our group would go to the local hospital and visit all those patients who had written down “Roman Catholic” on their admission forms. We would visit each of them, offer them something to read and check to see if they wanted to receive Holy Communion the following day. It was a large campus and it took us several hours to cover the entire hospital.