Monthly Archives: September 2021

Kindness is Prayer

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Gen 1:27

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Vatican Council II: An Insider’s Diary

My Time after the Council Part 4 Executing the Council leads to an execution! by Dr. Anthony Massimini, Ph.D. Preparing to Return to Philadelphia    A week or so after Kennedy’s visit, I defended my dissertation and was awarded my Doctor’s … Continue reading

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Vatican Council II: An Insider’s Diary

My Time at the Council Part 3 The First Session Ends, Pope John Dies Behind the scenes accounts of being a “periti” or theological advisor to the Cardinal Archbishop of Philadelphia, then a private viewing of Pope John’s body laid … Continue reading

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Vatican Council II: An Insider’s Diary

My Time at the Council Part 2  The Council in session by Anthony, Massimini , Ph.D.         Progressives vs. Conservatives    On October 13, 1962, Vatican II started its official work.  The day was short and dramatic. The council fathers took … Continue reading

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Vatican Council II: An Insider’s Diary

My Time at the Council Part 1 by Anthony, Massimini , Ph.D. Announcing the Council      In 1959, when Pope John XXIII announced to a meeting of cardinals in Rome that he wanted to call an ecumenical council, he was met … Continue reading

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