The Second Vatican Council, Episode 4: Sources of Revelation

The original schema that Father Trauner discusses on this episode was on the “Sources of Revelation” which was considered “too negative, too intolerant,” and lacking a “pastoral tone.” Sound familiar? The Rhine group successfully maneuvers to get this changed to “Divine Revelation.” The Liberals get the rules amended to suit their ends and their stranglehold on this first session seems unbreakable.

Unsurprisingly, they express their complete dismay with the chapter on Ecumenism, which was, also unsurprisingly, drafted by Cardinal Ottaviani’s team, and was characterized by the Modernists as “harsh and arrogant” with “no ecumenical spirit.” So many decades in the future, Catholics can read those epithets as “thoroughly Catholic and Orthodox” with “no compromising spirit.”

If you would like to take an even closer look at the source material for these discussions, you can find a copy of The Rhine Flows Into the Tiber, at an excellent price, in our bookstore.

Original Air Date: October 16, 2018
Show Run Time: 38 minutes
Show Guest(s): Father Arnold Trauner, IMBC
Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner
Individual Season 7 Show Price: Not available.

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