Understanding Vatican II
“The Second Vatican Council never fulfilled its purpose,” claims Ladislas Orgy SJ, the renowned canon lawyer, author and theologian. A key insight from Vatican II was increased participation from the laity as well as an openness to new ideas. Here he talks with Pat Coyle about the revelation of Christian truth and tradition, the changes and interpretations, including the major work that took place at Vatican II. He himself is one of the few living eyewitnesses to the proceedings of Vatican II and says that 50 years on he is only beginning to understand what it was about.