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THE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 26, 1982 PAGE 5 0000hurch Is in Modern World b the church appreciates the once again read the council KNOW YOU FAITH Sponsored By Arkansas State Council Knights of Columbus Dolores Leckey ce) ] POPE John XXIII Y opened the Second )IXlgCouncil in St. Peter's Kin 1962, he welcomed ncil ts, patriarchs, ar- and bishops from " thest corners of the 4 to. one of the greatest 'eed$ ies of all time. iDonPope's first message ie C beyond the Bernini tle R of St. Peter's, to tl" to all humanity. He r adul l great respect for World and for the advances in human And he said this a council of hope that might make an impact in many areas of modern life. The council began, not on a note of separation, but on a note of respectful partnership with the "world so loved by God." FOR THOSE who like statistics, let me note that Vatican II held 168 general meetings and 10 plenary meetings. During the general meetings, the council fathers to be present in the midst of heard 2,212 speeches and current needs and among submitted 4,361 written in- today's people: a church in terventions or position the modern world. papers. Many Catholics -- and other Out of all this emerged a Christians as well -- may vision of a church determined recall the excitement of some headlines as the council DON'S DOWNTOWN SHOE SERVICE participants probed topics like the church's worship, the Complete Boot and Shoe Repair relationships of separated Christians, the meaning of III W. 7th, L. R. -PHONE 378-0228 religious liberty in a M.. 6:00 P.M., Man. - Fri. pluralistic world and family 5:00P.M. Sat. 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Thus, in a sense, the work of the council continues as all those people probe the ways of being authentic followers of Christ in the vocations they have chosen - in the midst of their own life-styles. Pope John XXIII died during the council, before its completion But he was succeeded by Pope Paul VI who continued the work that had begun AS POPE JOHN opened this global gathering, so Pope Paul closed it. His message fleshed out the themes raised by his predecessor. Pope Paul spoke words of appreciation and en- couragement to various groups of lay men and women: -- To workers: He said that virtues of the workers' souls -- professional conscience and love of justice. -- TO ARTISTS -- poets, painters, architects, musicians: He said that the world we live in needs the beauty of the artist in order not to sink into despair. -- To philosophers and scientists: He assured them: "We are the friends of your vocation as searchers, companions in your fatigue, admirers of your successes." -- And for youth, he summed up the experience of the four- year council in these words: "The church has been working to rejuvenate her image in order to respond the better to the design of her founder, the great living One, the Christ who is eternally young." PERHAPS AS we move through the '80's, as people of faith and action, we might documents -- invaluable cornerstones. 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