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Catholic Scripture Study International: This Sacred Council Studies (4 vols.)

by Buckley, Gail, Verrecchio, Louie

Catholic Scripture Study International 2005–2012

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Catholic Scripture Study International: This Sacred Council Studies (4 vols.)

Overview

Discover and share the monumental modern teachings of the Catholic Church. With these study programs on select documents of Vatican II, you can take yourself or your small group into a deeper understanding of the spirituality of the Catholic Church. If you’ve ever wanted to lead your parish through the ever-important documents of Vatican II, these studies were made for you.

In Logos, these Catholic Scripture Study International studies work even smarter. See Scripture, Catechism, and Vatican II references appear on mouseover, and instantly find what other authors in your library have to say on the topic. Take notes and share them with your small group on Faithlife, or lead your small group straight from the instructional guide always accessible on your tablet, smart phone, or laptop.

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Key Features

  • Examines the essential writings of Vatican II
  • Comes with study questions for group study and individual testing
  • Includes a Group Leader Guide to assist leaders in facilitating discussion

Praise for the Print Edition

This Bible study program is rooted in sound biblical scholarship and in the Church’s magisterium. I hope you will welcome and support this important Bible study program in your parishes.

—Most Rev. Peter Jugis, bishop, Charlotte

This program covers all the desirable bases—thorough textual analysis and exegesis, stimulating questions to engage the individual subscriber, and direct and faithful connections of what has been studied to the Catechism, and to the magisterial writings of the Church. I can easily assure any pastor, that this program will not only enhance the spiritual lives of your people individually, but also the level of spiritual vitality of your parish.

—Most Rev. John F. Donoghue, archbishop emeritus, Atlanta

This Sacred Council: Exploring the Documents of the Second Vatican Council, vol. 1: The Opening Speech and Dei Verbum

  • Author: Louie Verrecchio
  • Publisher: Catholic Scripture Study International
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 70

Includes five lessons with suggested responses and commentary on the documents of the Church.

Pope John XXIII’s opening speech laid the foundation for the Council and addressed the questions such as why the Council had been called, what goals the Council Fathers were to achieve, and the relationship to past councils. The Opening Address provides valuable insight into the “mind of the Church.”

Dei Verbum, the Word of God, presents Church teaching concerning the ways God has revealed himself to mankind, the nature of Sacred Scripture and Tradition, and the manner God has provided for interpretation and preservation of his revelation without error for all time.

Louie Verrecchio is the author of the highly acclaimed conciliar document studies series, Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II. Bearing an Imprimatur and enjoying the endorsement of well-known theologians, churchmen, and others, Louie’s work shows ”a sincere love for the Church and a solid understanding of Scripture” (according to George Cardinal Pell). Since 2004, his study materials have been used by parish-based study groups and individuals throughout the US and as far away as Singapore. Louie has made several appearances as a guest expert on the subject of Vatican II on both the Ave Maria and Relevant Radio Networks.

This Sacred Council: Exploring the Documents of the Second Vatican Council, vol. 2: Lumen Gentium

  • Author: Louie Verrecchio
  • Publisher: Catholic Scripture Study International
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 80

Includes five lessons with suggested responses and commentary on the documents of the Church.

Lumen Gentium, “Light of the Nations,” is one of the principal documents of the Second Vatican Council. This document examines what Blessed Pope John Paul II tells us is the primary question of the Council: “Church, what do you say of yourself?” The Council fathers examine the inner nature of the Church and that their approach would be one of continuity and faithfulness to the teachings of previous councils.

Louie Verrecchio is the author of the highly acclaimed conciliar document studies series, Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II. Bearing an Imprimatur and enjoying the endorsement of well-known theologians, churchmen, and others, Louie’s work shows ”a sincere love for the Church and a solid understanding of Scripture” (according to George Cardinal Pell). Since 2004, his study materials have been used by parish-based study groups and individuals throughout the US and as far away as Singapore. Louie has made several appearances as a guest expert on the subject of Vatican II on both the Ave Maria and Relevant Radio Networks.

This Sacred Council: Exploring the Documents of the Second Vatican Council, vol. 3: Sacrosanctum Concilium

  • Author: Louie Verrecchio
  • Publisher: Catholic Scripture Study International
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 80

Includes five lessons with suggested responses and commentary on the documents of the Church.

Sacrosanctum Concilium, which means “This Sacred Council,” has several aims in view: it desires to impart an ever increasing vigor to the Christian life of the faithful; to adapt more suitably to the needs of our own times those institutions which are subject to change; to foster whatever can promote union among all who believe in Christ; and to strengthen whatever can help to call the whole of mankind into the household of the Church. The Council therefore sees particularly cogent reasons for undertaking the reform and promotion of the liturgy.

Louie Verrecchio is the author of the highly acclaimed conciliar document studies series, Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II. Bearing an Imprimatur and enjoying the endorsement of well-known theologians, churchmen, and others, Louie’s work shows ”a sincere love for the Church and a solid understanding of Scripture” (according to George Cardinal Pell). Since 2004, his study materials have been used by parish-based study groups and individuals throughout the US and as far away as Singapore. Louie has made several appearances as a guest expert on the subject of Vatican II on both the Ave Maria and Relevant Radio Networks.

This Sacred Council: Exploring the Documents of the Second Vatican Council, vol. 4: Apostolicam Actuositatem & Ad Gentes

  • Author: Louie Verrecchio
  • Publisher: Catholic Scripture Study International
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 60

Includes five lessons with suggested responses and commentary on the documents of the Church.

Volume four examines two Council documents.

Apostolicam Actuositatem, or Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, focuses on the nature and role of lay service in the life of the Church. What is the Church’s mission? How is man’s relationship with God expressed and lived out in his relationship with the Church? How can the laity participate most effectively in the mission of the Church?

Ad Gentes, or Decree on the Mission Activity of the Church, focuses on the unique character and requirement of the Church’s missionary activity.

Louie Verrecchio is the author of the highly acclaimed conciliar document studies series, Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II. Bearing an Imprimatur and enjoying the endorsement of well-known theologians, churchmen, and others, Louie’s work shows ”a sincere love for the Church and a solid understanding of Scripture” (according to George Cardinal Pell). Since 2004, his study materials have been used by parish-based study groups and individuals throughout the US and as far away as Singapore. Louie has made several appearances as a guest expert on the subject of Vatican II on both the Ave Maria and Relevant Radio Networks.

Product Details

  • Title: This Sacred Council: Exploring the Documents of the Second Vatican Council
  • Author: Louie Verrecchio
  • Series: Catholic Scripture Study International Studies
  • Publisher: Catholic Scripture Study International
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 290

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