Martin Luther, Father at Vatican II

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By Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB, PrayTell–Worship, Wit & Wisdom, January 18, 2016

When I took my first theology class at St. John’s University, the professor (a Benedictine monk) stated that Martin Luther was, in a sense, a silent father at the Second Vatican Council. The statement must have made an impression on me, for I have thought about it often ever since.

At the beginning of this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, I’d like to make the case for Martin Luther, the great sixteenth-century reformer, as a father of the Second Vatican Council.

Both Luther and Vatican II saw something wrong with the church’s liturgical life and saw the need to reform it.

Both Luther and Vatican II saw liturgical reform, to a great extent, as going back to earlier times in the apostolic tradition and pruning away unfortunate accretions of later development. (To continue reading, click here)

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