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Alphonse Gratry: Precursor and prophet of Vatican II
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of French Catholic philosopher and theologian, Alphonse Gratry.
The Australian Cardijn Institute has just held a webinar, "Signs of the times: From Alphonse Gratry to Vatican II" to honour his memory and to revive interest in his seminal work with talks by American philosopher, Madonna Clare Adams, and myself.
Here is my own presentation at the webinar in which I show how his influence was transmitted to Vatican over the 90 years from his death until the opening of the Council in 1962.
And here is the video of the whole event: