The Second Vatican Council

(Vatican II)


Vatican II - The Historical Context Arthur Wells

The Need for Vatican II

Principal Themes of Vatican II Paul Paniccia

50th Anniversary of Vatican II: The history and legacy of the council Oliver P. Rafferty SJ

Keeping the Spirit of Vatican II Alive Deirdre Mullan RSM

Keeping the Faith Aline Paris RSM

Keeping Alive the Spirit of Jesus and the Spirit of Vatican II Philomena Bowers RSM

“The Spirit of the Lord...” Dina Altamiranda RSM

Change! Janette Gray RSM

A Ray of that Truth which Enlightens All People Isabel Smyth SND

Gaudium et Spes - The Shape of the Church: Past, Present and to Come… Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Gaudium et Spes -The Shape of the Church: Past, Present and to Come… Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

A Hermeneutic of Discontinuity John Moffatt SJ

Thinking about the Council Ian Linden

The Style of Vatican II John W. OMalley

Vatican II: The Myth and the Reality Avery Dulles

Vatican II: Official Norms John W. OMalley

Vatican II: Substantive Teaching Avery Dulles

The Second Vatican Council: Why Should It Matter to Your Generation? Bishop Blase Cupich, Diocese of Rapid City

Vatican II: The Highlight of My Life Cardinal Franz König

Council Reminiscences Archbishop Denis E. Hurley, OMI

Vatican II - Voice of The Church

Otto Semmelroth and the Advance of the Church as Sacrament at Vatican II Dennis M. Doyle

Poverty of the Church--Poverty of Culture: A Contribution of Giuseppe Dossetti to Vatican II Alberto Melloni

Tridentine Motivations of Pope John XXIII before and during Vatican II Jared Wicks

Grateful Remembrance of Vatican Council II Gregory Baum

The second Vatican Council: a memoir John Groutt

The Trinitarian Depths of Vatican II Anne Hunt

Vatican II and Theological Ethics James F.S.J. Keenan

"After All, Africa Is Largely a Nonliterate Continent": The Reception of Vatican II in Africa Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator

Reception of and Trajectories for Vatican II in Asia Peter C. Phan

Revisiting Mission at Vatican II: Theology and Practice for Today's Missionary Church Stephen B. Bevans

Vatican II: Relevance and Future Gilles Routhier

The Reception of Vatican II in Latin America: A North American Perspective Robert S. Pelton

Vatican II and the Church of the Margins Massimo Faggioli

Memories of Vatican II William A. Norgren

The Ecumenical Legacy of the Second Vatican Council: A Disciples Perspective Robert K. Welsh

The Ecumenical Legacy of the Second Vatican Council: Reflections of an Accidental Ecumenist Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

The Council's Spirit: Vatican II: The Time for Reconciliation John W. O'Malley

The "New" Jesuits: The Response to the Society of Jesus to Vatican II, 1962-2012: Some Alacrity, Some Resistance Patrick Howell

Interreligious and Ecumenical Dialogue at Vatican II: Some Rethinking Required Peter Phan

Catholics Are "Just Like Everyone Else?": The Council and Catholic Conviction Stephen M. Fields, S.J.

Vatican II: Text and Context: Its Impact is Just Beginning Massimo Faggioli

Toward a Comprehensive Interpretation of the Council and Its Documents Ormond Rush

Vatican II: The History and the Narratives Massimo Faggioli

Message to Participants in the International Conference on the Theme "The Second Vatican Council in the Pontificate of John Paul II" Pope Benedict XVI

The Church, the Council and the Unconscious: How Hidden Forces Shaped the Catholic Church James Arraj

Reconciliation with the Society of Saint Pius X? The Controversy over the Authentic Interpretation of the Council Eberhard Schockenhoff

Toward a More Dialogical Church Richard Gaillardetz

Vatican II: An Eye Witness Account - Part II Michael Lawer

Vatican II: An Eye Witness Account - Part I Michael Lawer

Interpreting Vatican II: "A New Pentecost" Thomas Hughson, S.J.

Vatican II: Glimpses into Six Centuries of Its Prehistory Aloysius Pieris, SJ

Pope John Paul II, Vatican II, and Capital Punishment Howard Bromberg

A Symphony of Voices: The Legacy of Vatican II Mark Kenney SM

The Ecclesiology of Vatican II Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Against Forgetting: Memory, History, Vatican II Stephen Schloesser

Vatican II: Did Anything Happen? John W. O'Malley

"The Times They Are a'Changin'": A Response to O'Malley and Schloesser Neil Ormerod

Still Relevant? Vatican II Forty Years On Richard Lennan

Asian Christianity and Modernity: Forty Years After Vatican II Felix Wilfred

"Church of the Poor": The Church in the Philippines' Reception of Vatican II Bishop Teodoro C. Bacani, Jr.

"Crisigenic" Council with Unwritten Agenda Aloysius Pieris, SJ

Vatican II and the Liturgical Renewal: An Unfinished Agenda Keith F. Pecklers, S.J.

Rediscovering Vatican II: Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue Cardinal Walter Kasper

Vatican II in Hope and Memory: The Power of Vatican II and the Structures of Power Veronica Lawson RSM

Vatican II: End of a Clerical Church? Peter Price

The Mission Motivation According to Vatican II Felipe Gómez, S.J.

Reception of Vatican II in the United States Joseph P. Chinnici

Vatican II: Myth and Reality Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ

Vatican II: 40 years later

Jan Hus's De Ecclesia, Precursor of Vatican II? Daniel Didomizio

Vatican Council II: Light for the Church and for the Modern World Vincenzo Carbone

The "great expectations of the Ecumenical Council" Andrea Riccardi

20 February 1959. Card. Tardini records: "An importance audience" Loris Capovilla

The New Ecclesiology of Vatican II Walbert Buhlmann, OFM (Cap.)

The Church as Koinonia: A Central Theme of Vatican II Peter Neuner

The Church and Culture since Vatican II: On the Analogy of Faith and Art Charles M. Murphy

Developments, Reforms, and Two Great Reformations: Towards a Historical Assessment of Vatican II John W. O'Malley

Towards a Fundamental Theological Interpretation of Vatican II Karl Rahner

Was Vatican II Evolutionary? A Note on Conciliar Language Leo J. O'Donovan

Reform, Historical Consciousness, and Vatican II's Aggiornamento John W. O'Malley

Vatican II's Constitution on Revelation: History and Interpretation Gregory Baum

The Vatican Council on Modern War Paul Ramsey

A Jewish reaction to Catholic positions in Vatican II Marc H. Tannenbaum

Second Vatican Council Richard McBrien, C T McIntire, and others

Stand Up For Vatican II




THE PEOPLE OF VATICAN II

Second Vatican Council II Closing Speech Pope Paul VI

The Idea of The Church: Abbot Butler & Vatican II Father Paul McPartlan

Experiences of a Council Father Bishop Remi J. De Roo

Premonitions of Vatican II in the Earlier Life of Bishop Christopher Butler Dom Daniel Rees







LUMEN GENTIUM -- DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH

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The sensus fidelium and the threefold office of Christ: a reinterpretation of Lumen gentium no. 12 Anthony Ekpo

Lumen Gentium: The Church’s Explanation of Her Nature, Mission, and Structure in the World Jayson M. Brunelle, MEd, CAGS

Augustinian Themes In Lumen Gentium, 8 Charles Douglas Robertson

Some Considerations on Collegiality and Synodality in the Light of Lumen Gentium

A Response to Karl Becker, S.J., on the Meaning of subsistit in Francis A. Sullivan

Commemorating Lumen Gentium: A Short History Brian Gleeson, CP

The Offices of Christ, Lumen Gentium and the People's Sense of the Faith Ormond Rush

The Ecclesiology of the Constitution on the Church, Vatican II, 'Lumen Gentium' Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger



DEI VERBUM -- DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON DIVINE REVELATION

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Dei Verbum: On the face of God 'unveiled' James Corkery SJ

The Obedience of Faith: Barth, Bultmann, and Dei Verbum Daniel Gallagher

Vatican II & The Bible Father Robert Murray, SJ

Bishop Christopher Butler OSB: His Role in Dei Verbum Arthur Wells

Dei Verbum and Christian Morals Fr. Benedict Ashley, O.P.

Dei Verbum 35 years later; understanding the Word of God Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap

Dei Verbum and the Synoptic Gospels Bernard Orchard, O.S.B.



SACROSANCTUM CONCILIUM -- CONSTITUTION ON THE SACRED LITURGY

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Spiritus et Sponsa Pope John Paul II

The Theological Vision of Sacrosanctum Concilium and the Roman Missal American Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy

Some Highlights of the Liturgical Renewal Initiated by Sacrosanctum Concilium Francis Cardinal Arinze



GAUDIUM ET SPES -- PASTORAL CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD

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Summary of Gaudium et Spes Gerald Darring

Critical Comments on Gaudium et Spes Gerald Darring

Gaudium et Spes: A Bibliography Gerald Darring

Presentations at the conference "The Call to Justice: The Legacy of Gaudium Et Spes 40 Years Later," Vatican City, March 16-19, 2005
  • Whose Development, Which Rationality: Gaudium et spes, Catholic Social Thought, and International Development Policy After MacIntyre Scott M. Thomas
  • Transmission of the Catholic Social Teaching in Gaudium et spes: The Role of Seminaries in Preparing Knowledgeable Priests Sr. Katarina Schuth, O.S.F.
  • The Legacy of Gaudium et Spes in Canada (1965-1990) William F. Ryan, S.J., PhD
  • Protection of Rights and the Maxims of the Law: From Gratian to Gaudium et spes and Beyond Charles J. Reid, Jr.
  • An Historical Perspective and Gaudium et spes Prof. Andrea Riccardi
  • Theological and Ecclesiological Foundations of Gaudium et spes Cardinal Claudio Hummes
  • The subject of Gaudium et spes: Reclaiming a Christocentric Anthropology of the Human Person Gil Bailie
  • On Realizing the Principles of Gaudium et spes in a Post-Communist Country: Searching for Christian Entrepreneurs and Roots of Individuals in Hungary at the Time of Globalization Sr. Laura Baritz OP
  • Gaudium et spes and Catholic Ethics in Post-Industrial Economics: Indirect Employers and Globalization Albino Barrera, O.P.
  • Protestant Free Church Christians and Gaudium et Spes: An Historical and Philosophical Perspective Michael D. Beaty
  • Gaudium et Spes and Post-Conciliar Catholic Social Practice: Scrutinizing the Jesuit Experience in the Light of the Ascension Peter Bisson, S.J.
  • Perception of Gaudium et spes in Arragement of East Europe Oleg Bresky
  • Global Climate Change and the Church in the Modern World: A Sign of the Times Russell A. Butkus, PhD, and Steven A. Kolmes, PhD
  • Gaudium et spes: Atheism, Culture and Christian Faith Gregory J. Coulter
  • Amartya Sen's Capability Approach to Development and Gaudium et spes: On Political Participation and Structural Solidarity Séverine Deneulin
  • The Impact of Gaudium et spes on the Social Mission of the Church in Asia with Particular Reference to Catholic Students and Workers Movements Dr. Bernard D' Sami
  • From Concilar Test to Moral Contexts: The Methodological Challenge of Gaudium et spes Raphael Gallagher CSsR.
  • Gaudium et spes and the Struggle for Human Rights in Peru Mateo Garr, S.J.
  • Why We Can't Wait - Freedom, the Protestant Free Church, and Gaudium et spes Douglas V. Henry
  • Energy for the People of the World: Reflections on Gaudium et spes Dr. Peter E. Hodgson
  • Gaudium et spes: An Invitation to Dialogue with the World Laurent Marbacher
  • Gaudium et spes Suggests a Change in Moral Imagination to Ensure the Just Treatment of Women Marilyn Martone, Ph.D.
  • Gaudium et spes and Catholic Politicians—Some American Case Studies Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C.
  • Gaudium et spes: Its Reception Richard O'Connor, D.D., P.P.
  • African Poverty and Social Justice: A Socio-Ethical Appraisal of Gaudium et spes vis a vis the Contemporary Socio-Economic and Political Challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa Emmanuel Franklyne Ogbunwezeh
  • Gaudium et Spes and Dignitatis Humanae: Are They in Conflict: Reflections in light of the Current Controversy Regarding Catholicism and Politics John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph.D
  • Gaudium et spes and the Ecological Awareness of Our Time Moris Polanco

    Gaudium et spes and Human Rights: The Challenge of a Cosmopolitan World Francis Schüssler Fiorenza

    Pope John Paul II and the Christ-centered Anthropology of Gaudium et Spes Douglas Bushman



    AD GENTES -- DECREE ON THE MISSION ACTIVITY OF THE CHURCH

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    Address to the Participants of the International Conference on Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Conciliar Decree "Ad Gentes" Pope Benedict XVI



    INTER MIRIFICA -- DECREE ON THE MEANS OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

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    Church and Social Communication: 40 years of Inter Mirifica and beyond Franz-Josef Eilers, SVD

    Vatican II, 40 Years Later: Inter Mirifica Colin B. Donovan, STL



    ORIENTALIUM ECCLESIARUM -- DECREE ON THE CATHOLIC CHURCHES OF THE EASTERN RITE

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    UNITATIS REDINTEGRATIO -- DECREE ON ECUMENISM

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    40th Anniversary of Vatican II Decree Unitatis Redintegratio Cardinal Walter Kasper

    Unitatis Redintegratio: A New Interpretation After 40 Years Cardinal Walter Kasper



    CHRISTUS DOMINUS -- DECREE CONCERNING THE PASTORAL OFFICE OF BISHOPS IN THE CHURCH

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    PERFECTAE CARITATIS -- DECREE ON RENEWAL OF RELIGIOUS LIFE

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    Renewing Religious Life, Attaining Perfect Love Archbishop Franc Rodé, C.M.



    OPTATAM TOTIUS -- DECREE ON PRIESTLY TRAINING

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    APOSTOLICAM ACTUOSITATEM -- DECREE ON THE APOSTOLATE OF THE LAITY

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    Called and Gifted for the Third Millennium U.S. Catholic Bishops



    PRESBYTERORUM ORDINIS -- DECREE ON THE MINISTRY AND LIFE OF PRIESTS

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    DIGNITATIS HUMANAE -- DECLARATION ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

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    The divine dignity of human persons in Dignitatis humanae Ladislas Orsy

    Dignitatis Humanae and Its Contribution To International Religious Freedom Since Vatican II David Alton

    Jacques Maritain and Dignitatis Humanae: Natural Law as the Common Language of Religious Freedom Brian Jones, M.A.

    Pharaoh Amenhotep and Dignitatis Humanae Nikolaus Lobkowicz

    Father Richard Neuhaus on the Declaration on Religious Freedom

    "Confrontation," Religious Freedom, and Theological Dialogue Rabbi Joseph H. Ehrenkranz



    NOSTRA AETATE -- DECLARATION ON THE RELATION OF THE CHURCH TO NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS

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    Conciliar Deliberations on Nostra Aetate

    The Drafting of Nostra Aetate

    Nostra Aetate Eileen Burke Sullivan

    A Ray of that Truth which Enlightens All People Isabel Smyth SND

    Official Ecclesial Documents to Implement the Second Vatican Council on Relations with Jews: Study Them, Become Immersed in Them, and Put Them into Practice Philip A. Cunningham

    Reflections on Covenant and Mission Forty Years after Nostra Aetate John T. Pawlikowski

    Nostra Aetate and the Questions It Chose to Leave Open Daniel A. Madigan SJ

    The Genesis of Nostra Aetate Thomas Stransky, C.S.P.

    Nostra Aetate: A Continuing Challenge Eugene J. Fisher

    Nostra Aetate : A Jewish View "From Disputation to Dialogue" Rabbi Leon Klenicki

    Nostra Aetate: The Beginning of the Beginning Philip A. Cunningham

    Unresolved issues and Suggested Solutions Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor

    Nostra Aetate: 40 Years of Catholic-Jewish Ties Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor

    The Interfaith Story behind Nostra Aetate

    After 40 Years, Nostra Aetate's Christological Implications Hans Hermann Henrix

    Forging an Incarnational Theology Two Score Years after Nostra Aetate Jesper Svartvik

    "With Sincere Reverence": A Christological Perspective for the Interreligious Dialogue Envisioned by Nostra Aetate Paolo Gamberini SJ

    A Holy Land Context for Nostra Aetate David M. Neuhaus SJ and Jamal Khader

    Forty Years After Nostra Aetate Karen Howard, Ph.D.

    Nostra Aetate after 40 Years: A Decisive Change Michael A. Signer

    Jewish-Christian Relations: A Conciliar Discovery and Its Methodological Consequences for Dogmatic Theology Prof. Dr. Peter Hünermann

    Address on the 37th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate Walter Cardinal Kasper



    GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATIONIS -- DECLARATION ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

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