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Traditionalist Movement
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1. Background

The traditionalist movement within the Roman Catholic Church is essentially a reaction to Vatican II (1962–65) and postconciliar developments. More or less significant parts of the Catholic faithful (differing in various countries but overall only a small minority) hold to the idea that with the council and the reforms associated with it, the Catholic Church broke with the central content of the faith tradition, which the church alone can preserve (Tradition 6). The attention that the movement …

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Nientiedt, Klaus, “Traditionalist Movement”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.69>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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