What Was the Actual Purpose of Vatican II? — Bishop Barron on Vatican II

Friends, in this next video in a series of brief reflections on Vatican II and the Church—recorded during a recent conversation with Rocco Buttiglione for the Hildebrand Project—I discuss the actual purpose of Vatican II. The Church, at certain periods, had crouched behind medieval walls, keeping its treasure to itself. But through the council’s missionary focus, the Church’s gates have been opened—not so much to let the modern world in, but to let the beauty and holiness of the Church out.

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