This page is not about Modernism.

It is about recent church history beginning with the Second Vatican Council. Leading up to this council called by St. John XXIII in 1962, theologians and scholars from around Europe were exploring past and current scholarship from a post world war perspective.

The council began in October 1962 and concluded in December 1965 under Pope Paul VI.


Documents of Vatican II

Constitutions

Declarations

Decrees

Catechism of the Catholic Church

In response to requests from bishops, clergy and lay leaders from around the world, the Special Synod in Rome in 1985, launched the effort to develop a new catechism of the Catholic Church in which all church teachings would be housed.

After many years of compiling and editing and reviewing with great scrutiny, the Catechism of the Catholic Church was promulgated and published in 1994 and was translated into a myriad of languages.

Meant to be a reference book the catechism is arranged in books reflecting on the Creed, the Sacraments, Christian Life and Prayer.