Vatican II and the Ministry of the Presbyterate: The Cebuano Experience
Ramon D. Echica
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After briefly comparing the theology of the presbyterate in the Council of Trent and in the Second Vatican Council, it investigates how a local Church, the Archdiocese of Cebu, has implemented the vision of Vatican II. The desire to implement the vision of Vatican II can be seen in two documents: the Archdiocesan Synod of 1984 and the Archdiocesan Priests’ Congress of 2002. Moreover, there are policies and practices in the way the presbyterate has been lived that are clear attempts to enflesh Vatican II. These include the formation of BECs, and a more updated theological education. But still there are deficiencies in the implementation.

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