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Do you think that the Vatican institution severed itself from the Catholic church by signing the documents of Vatican ll?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    No, I don't think that's possible. The documents *were* unfortunate in that they contained certain doctrines and allowed for liturgies to develop that run contrary to those things taught and upheld by the RCC in prior Councils (most notably, Trent).

    However - that's the idea of Council and Magesterium.

    Now....members of the SSPX and others might debate this....but I am NOT a Sedevacantist.

    Source(s): Heck...I'm not even Roman Catholic...I'm Anglo-Catholic
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think, by definition, the Vatican cannot sever itself from the Catholic Church. It IS the Catholic Church. Are you talking about back in John XXIII's day? That's when Vatican II came in, right? That was a breath of fresh air--too bad John didn't live longer; maybe he could have dragged the church into the 20th century. If they were only a century behind the times now, that would be a big improvement.

  • Mac
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    No more than it did by signing at the end of the multiple vatican councils and synods that occurred over the centuries. They took place under the supervision of the Pope, who is Christ's representative on Earth. To assume that Vatican II is the only time the Church chose to adjust its practices to embrace evolving understand and times, is just ignorance.

  • 1 decade ago

    Absolutely not. Vatican ll led the church to be more Catholics (universal).

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, I think Vatican II strengthened the church instead. It showed that we can modernize our practices. It is the first step among many, but we are still taking baby steps.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. Given the doctine of papal infallibility, by adopting them, they became Catholic by definition.

  • Jack
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I respect the sincerity of your question; but I don't understand why you would think so. Please, can you provide additional details as to the specifics of Vatican II that inspire this question? Thanks.

  • 1 decade ago

    no I think it made our church a much stronger church.

  • 1 decade ago

    No absolutely not.

  • 1 decade ago

    No

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