Drawing on the trusted and popular Catholic Update newsletter, the Catholic Update Guide to Vatican II will help you understand the reasons for calling the Council, the inner workings of the bishops' meetings, and the Council's long-term implications for the Church. Whether you're new to the Church or a lifelong Catholic, this guide will give you a concise yet comprehensive overview of this critical event in the history of the Catholic Church. Questions for reflection after each chapter.
October 11, 2012, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Perhaps more than any other event in recent years, Vatican II can define a generation, an attitude, an outlook, an understanding of both the Church and the world, perhaps even an understanding of faith itself. The Catholic Update Guide to Vatican II explores the world to which the council was reacting, the direction that changed the Church forever to be a sign of joy and hope, and how its spirit is very much a part of the Church today as Catholics continue to experience the implications of its teachings.
MARY CAROL KENDZIA is a director of product development at Franciscan Media. She is the author of The 5 W's of Our Catholic Faith: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How We Live It, and coauthor of I Like Being in Parish Ministry: Music.