Understanding Vatican II

Blessed John XXIIIThis year we will offer an expanding variety of resources for understanding the Second Vatican Council

Vatican II Overview

A creative site with regular “time machine” news reports of Vatican II “Fifty years ago today.” Archival video, photos and documents from US Conference of Catholic Bishops, America Magazine and Commonweal.

Wikipedia summary article on the Second Vatican Council

Creighton U: The Legacy of Vatican II:  Conference held 11/9 & 10, 2012
Conference featuring talks by Theologians, Fr. Thomas O'Meara O.P. & Fr. Joseph Komonchak

What Happened at Vatican II? - A Presentation
Video of Fr. John O'Malley, S.J. address on the topic of his book of the same title. 1 hr and 13 min.

Year of Faith Resources
A Collaboration of the Loyola Institute for Ministry, Catholic News Service, and Catholic Press Association

Jesuit Historian on the Legacy of Vatican II
Interview with John O'Malley, S.J. with links to his New York Times editorial and his full interview with the Vatican Insider website.

Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education
“After 50 Years: The Living Spirit of Vatican II”

The Church Since Vatican II
AMERICA Magazine issue on the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council

Eyewitness to Vatican II from “Salt + Light
Dr. Gregory Baum, a Canadian Theologian, served as a peritus, or theological advisor to Vatican II from 1962 - 1965. This 26 minute interview with offers memories and images of Vatican II from someone who was there.

Links to Vatican II documents
From the Vatican Website

What Happened at Vatican II? - the book
Book by Fr. John O'Malley, S.J. - comprehensive study of Vatican II

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