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CL - The Second Plenary Council of the Philippines 
18th-Nov-2007 06:19 pm
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Before we start this lesson, you need to know the following abbreviations. The first two are used in this post, while the last two, while not mentioned in this post, refer to the status of the people (I think all of them have the same status, but I'm not sure).

PCP II - refers to the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines.
CBCP - refers to the Catholic Bishop's Conference of the Philippines.
OP. - refers to "Order of Preachers".
D.D. - refers to "Doctor of Divinity".


The Second Plenary Council of the Philippines, or PCP II, is a council that was held in Manila from January 20, 1991 to February 17, 1991. PCP II aimed to change the ways of the Church in the Philippines from the Second Vatican Council.

PCP II was first planned in the 56th Plenary Assembly of the CBCP. The main reasons for the need of PCP II was:
    1) The many changes brought by the Second Vatican Council, including the revision of the Code of Canon Law.
    2) The changes that occured from PCP I in 1953.

PCP II had a Solemn, Liturgical Opening at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of the Manila Cathedral on January 20, 1991. The principal celebrant of the Mass was PCP II's Council President: Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legaspi.

PCP II's regular session started on January 21, 1991. PCP II was closed on February 17, 1991.



The Conciliar Documents of PCP II are as follows:

PART I - OUR WORLD: THE PHILIPPINES' LIGHTS AND SHADOWS
    A) Our Evangelization
    B) Our Socio-cultural Context
    C) Our Economic and Political Context
    D) Our Religious Context

PART II - ENVISIONING A CHURCH RENEWED
    A) The Way of Jesus
    B) The Call of Jesus Today
    C) Discipleship of Community - The Church
       C1) The Church is a Communion
          C1a) Unity in Diversity
          C1b) Equality in Dignity
       C2) Participation
       C3) A Community-in-Mission
          C3a) Our Missionary Vocation
          C3b) Inter-religious Dialogue
       C4) A Priestly, Prophetic and Kingly People
       C5) The Church of the Poor
       C6) Basic Ecclesial Communities: An Expression of Renewal
       C7) The Church's Pascal Pilgrimage
    D) Mary, Model of Discipleship



Hope it's alright.

~> Kyle
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