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Vatican II Resources


An assortment of resources to help you learn more about the Second Vatican Council.



Rediscovering Vatican II
Series Editor: Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D.

Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue: Unitatis Redintegratio, Nostra Aetate
Cardinal Edward Cassidy

The Church and the World: Gaudium et Spes, Inter Mirifica
Norman Tanner, SJ

The Laity and Christian Education: Apostolicam Actuositatem, Gravissimum Educationis
Dolores Leckey

Liturgy: Sacrosanctum Concilium
Rita Ferrone

Scripture: Dei Verbum
Ronald Witherup, SS

The Church in the Making: Lumen Gentium, Christus Dominus, Orientalium Ecclesiarum
Richard Gaillardetz

Evangelization and Religious Freedom: Ad Gentes, Dignitatis Humanae
Jeffrey Gros and Stephen Bevans

Religious Life and Priesthood: Perfectae Caritatis, Optatam Totius, Presbyterorum Ordinis
by Maryanne Confoy, RSC

The Documents of Vatican II: With Notes and Comments by Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Authorities
General Editor: Walter M. Abbott, SJ

What Happened at Vatican II
John W. O'Malley, SJ

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

Still Interpreting Vatican II: Some Hermeneutical Principles
Ormond Rush



What is Vatican II?
A humorous Q&A with the average person on the street, courtesy of the Jesuit Post

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