Many of the debates which are going on in the Catholic Church today have as their root the interpretation of Vatican II, the last ecumenical council. Yet, how many people have really delved into Vatican II, into the texts themselves, the theological and historical context of the Council, and the thorny questions of its interpretation. At my parish, Prince of Peace in Taylors, SC, we just finished a series on Vatican II. Often church musicians need resources to learn more, not just about the liturgical and musical questions which effect their daily life, but also the theological background around which some of those questions must be considered.
For the next seven Mondays, each week we offer a link to a talk given by me about Vatican II on the following topics, along with the discussion afterwards: