Friday, October 12
Yesterday morning was a glorious day. At an outdoor Mass, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening session of the Second Vatican Council and acknowledged, with gratitude, the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The occasion also was marked by the presence of the Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople.
I could not help but recall October 1962 when I began my junior year of high school. We are still mining the great gift of the Second Vatican Council and enjoying the fruit of those gifts. As a high school student, I should have followed more closely the proceedings of this 21st Ecumenical Council. I am still making up for lost time!