Which Vatican II Document Are You?

15 documents, which one should you have your nose in?

Shaun McAfee
Created By Shaun McAfee
On Nov 13, 2014

Which topics interest you most?

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Choose a Pope:

Dei Verbum

Dei Verbum

Dei Verbum is the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation. You should read this document because it is clear that you are truly interested in Sacred Scripture and Tradition. This stand-alone text is the go-to document for everyone who wants to know exactly what the Church teaches on Divine Revelation. Read the document here: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/

Lumen Gentium

Lumen Gentium

Lumen Gentium is the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church. You should read this document because it is clear that you are truly interested in Mother Church and the Body of Christ. This stand-alone text is the go-to document for everyone who wants to know exactly what the Church teaches about Her identity. Read the document here: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/

Apostolicam Actuositatem

Apostolicam Actuositatem

Apostolicam Actuositatem is the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity. You should read this document because it is clear that you are truly interested in the mission and purpose of the Laity in the Church. This stand-alone text is the go-to document for everyone who wants to know exactly what the Church teaches on the Laity. There's also a section in Lumen Gentium on the Laity, so don't miss that either. Read the document here: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/

Gravissimum Educationis

Gravissimum Educationis

Gravissimum Educationis is the Declaration on Christian Education. You should read this document because it is clear that you are truly interested in education. This stand-alone text is the go-to document for everyone who wants to know exactly what the Church teaches about education in the classroom, higher, and at home. Read the document here: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/

Sacrosanctum Concilium

Sacrosanctum Concilium

Sacrosanctum Concilium is the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. You should read this document because it is clear that you are truly interested in liturgy. This stand-alone text is the go-to document for everyone who wants to know exactly what the Church teaches about liturgy in in the Church. Read the document here: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/

Perfectae Caritatis/Presbyterorum Ordinis/Optatam Toitus

Perfectae Caritatis/Presbyterorum Ordinis/Optatam Toitus

Perfectae Caritatis/Presbyterorum Ordinis/Optatam Toitus have to do with Religious Life and the Priesthood. You should read Perfectae Caritatis if you are or are wanting to become a member of a religious community. You should read Presbyterorum Ordinis/Optatam Toitus document because it is clear that you are truly interested in the priesthood. These texts is the go-to documents for everyone who wants to know exactly what the Church teaches about their topics in the Church. Read the documents here: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/

Gaudium et Spes/Dignitatis Humanae

Gaudium et Spes/Dignitatis Humanae

Gaudium et Spes is concerned with the Church in the modern world and Dignitatis Humanae is concerned with religious freedom. You should read this document because it is clear that you are truly interested both. This stand-alone text is the go-to document for everyone who wants to know exactly what the Church teaches about freedom and politics in the Church and in the world. Oh, and, beware: Gaudium et Spes is LONG! Read the document here: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/

Inter Mirifica

Inter Mirifica

Inter Mirifica is the Degree on the Media of Social Communications. You should read this document because it is clear that you are truly interested in media and communications. This stand-alone text is the go-to document for everyone who wants to know exactly what the Church teaches about media, how to use it properly, and it's effects on man and the Church. Read the document here: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/