"Every renewal of the Church essentially consists in a fidelity to her own calling"
(Unitatis Redintegratio, 6)
The Centre for Vatican II and 21st Century Catholicism promotes the study of theology and history of the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965), a defining event for Catholicism and its relations with other Christians, other religions, and contemporary society. Established in 2011, the Centre explores how Canadian Catholics have contributed to and continue to appropriate the orientations of the council in its pastoral life and structures.
The centre supports collaborative and interdisciplinary research into the renewal of the contemporary Catholic community in an age of unprecedented social and cultural change.