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Unit 2: Fr. Barron Commentary on Vatican II


Vatican II—The Greatest Meeting of All Time: A Commentary by Fr. Barron

Film Focus Point: Fr. Robert Barron attempts to balance the importance of an historic Church meeting like Second Vatican Council with the importance of getting back to the fundamental work of the Church which is evangelization.

Text Focus Point: Pages 40-41

Discussion Questions

  1. What does it mean to call the Second Vatican Council the “greatest meeting of all time”?

  2. How might the Spirit of the invisible, intangible, and timeless God mysteriously permeate a great meeting such as Vatican Council II or even a meeting of a local parish council?

  3. What do you think Fr. Barron means when he says, “It’s time to turn from the meeting and get back to work”?

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