Vatican II: What Really Happened?


We will examine the foundation for ecumenical councils, explore a brief history of the councils leading up to Vatican II, and then delve into council teaching and post-conciliar controversies.  We will consider these topics:

•         Why did we need Vatican II?
•         What is Ecumenism?
•         Did Church teaching change at Vatican II?
•         What about “Outside the Church there is no salvation”?
•         Are the popes since John XXIII really valid popes?
•         Were the post-conciliar changes to the Mass licit?
•         Should I follow my conscience or Church teaching?
•         What is moral relativism?


Jim Blackburn is a cradle Catholic who was born and raised in Illinois. After graduating from Southern Illinois University, Jim ran his own brokerage firm for twelve years. During that time, he studied Catholicism and other faiths,...