Documents of Vatican II
LIVING THE CATHOLIC FAITH IN THE 3RD MILLENIUM
A LAYMAN'S LOOK AT THE JOURNEY OF FAITH

Documents of Vatican II

Constitution on Sacred Liturgy 
Sacrosanctum Concilium - The celebration of the Eucharist as the focal point of community.
Declaration on Christian Education  
Gravissum Educationis - Circumstances of our time make it more urgent than ever to educate our young people.
Declaration on Religious Freedom  
Dignitatis Humanae - The dignity of the human person demands the free exercise of religion in society.
Declaration on the Relation to Non-Christian Religions 
Nostra Aetate - Fostering unity and love, the Church highlights common beliefs among all people.
Decree on Apostolate of Laity 
Apostolicam Actuositatem - The apostolate of the laity derives from their Christian vocation, and the Church can never be without it
Decree on Ecumenism  
Unitatis Redintegratio - The council fathers make it clear that the Church reaches out to people of all faiths.
DECREE ON MEANS OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATION 
Inter Mirifica - The role of technical development in communicating the Gospel of Jesus.
DECREE ON MINISTRY OF PRIESTS 
Presbyterorum Ordinis - Through the ministry of priests, the spiritual sacrifice of the faithful is made perfect in union with the sacrifice of Christ.
DECREE ON MISSION ACTIVITY OF THE CHURCH 
Ad Gentes Divinus - The Church exercises its mission to all mankind by striving to proclaim the Gospel message to all.
DECREE ON PRIESTLY TRAINING 
Optatum Totius - The priest should be one with a capacity to listen, and to be open to others in a spirit of charity.
DECREE ON RENEWAL OF RELIGIOUS LIFE 
Perfectae Caritatis - Renewal of life includes a return to the spirit of trust and adaptation to the changed life of our time.
DECREE ON THE CHURCHES OF THE EASTERN RITE  
Orientalium Ecclesiarum - A document affirming the value of the Eastern Churches, giving principles of support and renewal.
DECREE ON THE PASTORAL OFFICE OF BISHOPS  
Christus Dominus - A study of the role of the Bishop as "shepherd" of the community.
DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON DIVINE REVELATION 
Dei Verbum - The Church reaffirms that the deepest truth about God and the salvation of mankind shines out in the revelation of Jesus.
DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH  
Lumen Gentium - Christ is the Light of nations and The Church is "Light for all people."
PASTORAL CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD  
Gaudium et Spes - This document presents a conversation with all about bringing the light of Christ to others in the modern world.

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