1     Pope Francis: see link:;

 2     “Pope issues scathing critique of Vatican bureaucracy in pre-Christmas meeting” by Joshua J. McElwee, in National Catholic  Reporter (NCR), 12/22/2014.

3   Editorial: Person of the year for 2014, NCR online: 12/30/2014.


1  Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict 16), THEOLOGICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF VATICAN II published in 1966 and reproduced in a Kindle edition, Locations 1097-1100.

2  Stephen Schloesser, S.J., Chapter 3: Against Forgetting: Memory, History, Vatican II        in VATICAN II DID ANYTHING HAPPEN (ed. By David Schultenover: Continuum, New York, 2008).

3  Massimo Faggioli, VATICAN II, THE BATTLE FOR MEANING (Paulist Press, New York, 2012).

4 Elizabeth Johnson, TRULY OUR SISTER, A THEOLOGY OF MARY IN THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS (Continuum, New York, 2011)


1  Michael H. Crosby, REPAIR MY HOUSE (Orbis Books, NY, 2011), Chps. 6 & 7.

2  Josep Vives, S.J. “SI OYERAIS SU VOZ…” (Editorial Sal Terrae, Santander, España, 1988

3  Richard Rohr THE NAKED NOW (A Crossroad Book: New York, 2009)


1  Edward Schillebeeckx, O.P.  MARRIAGE, Human Reality and Saving Mystery Vol. I & Vol. II (Sheed and Ward: New York,  English Trans., 1965; Original in Dutch, 1963)

2  Richard Gaillardetz, By What Authority, (Liturgical Press, 2003).


1  John S. Kloppenborg, THE EARLIEST GOSPEL, An Introduction To The Original
Stories And Sayings of Jesus (Westminister John Knox Press: Louisville*London, 2008).


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I am a practicing Catholic, Jesuit trained, Vatican II amateur theologian, popularizing a complex belief theme for a larger reading public. I have found great spiritual joy in the biblical and historical experts’ recovery of the long lost vision of Jesus’ passion for the Father’s commitment to his created world. This passion of Jesus is embraced in the universal Prayer, THE OUR FATHER. In recent years I have been inspired by the re-discovered spiritual approach to our God in the Ecumenical Council Vatican II.As an additional note I have enjoyed more than forty years of academic and practical experience dedicated to social, economic and political development in the poorer countries of Central and South America. Except for development work I am not a professional in any field, but have lived long enough to earn Licenciates in Philosophy and Theology as well as Masters degrees in Medieval History and Urban Planning, and an ABD (all but dissertation) in Economic and Social Development.

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