Hey uncle! Do you know what Vatican II is about? May I interview you about it since it's our topic in school?
Yes, well, the Second Vatican Council was created so that the Church can undergo spiritual renewal and find better & modern ways to effectively communicate God's word to more people (aggiornamento).
Oh wow! But who were the people that led and proposed this?
Well, thanks to Pope St John XXIII and Pope St Paul VI, the Church's strategies and practices improved and overall became more inclusive.
Can you tell me about the main contributions of the Vatican II?
For instance, in the liturgy of the Church, the council was able to form and renew principles to be executed in the liturgy to ensure that the liturgy is the source of increasing and stronger faith and holiness for Catholics.
For example, as an effort to call for active participation in the mass, Vatican II allowed the mass to be celebrated into the vernacular.
Ohh okay. That makes sense!
Another contribution of the council, especially to the Church's relationship with other religions, is that it addressed and clarified the Church's relationships with other religions and called us to form relationships with anyone, no matter what their religious background is.
In the modern world, Vatican II reminds us that despite the stress and temptations brought by the advancements in our time, we, the members of the Church should continue to live out the Gospel and be inclusive and accepting.
Wow that is really meaningful! Thank you so much for answering my questions uncle!