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Lumen Gentium and the Church Today
Lumen Gentium, Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, changed how the church thinks about the laity, holiness, baptism, and even the nature and purpose of the church itself. In A Council Th ...
Advent, Christmas, Epiphany (vol. 1)
Adrien Nocent, OSB; Introduced, Emended, and Annotated by Paul Turner
When Adrien Nocent's The Liturgical Year was published in the 1970s, it was the very first comprehensive commentary on the three-year lectionary in relation to the Sacramentary/Missal as these were re ...
R. Gabriel Pivarnik, OP; Foreword by Kevin W. Irwin
Half a century after the Second Vatican Council called for the active participation of the laity in the liturgy, a comprehensive theology of what liturgical participation actually means remains elusiv ...
Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium
For Massimo Faggioli, the debate about the meaning of Vatican II too often misses the profound significance of that council's first and perhaps most consequential document, Sacrosanctum Concilium. The ...
Yves Congar, OP Translated by Sr. Mary John Ronayne, OP, and Mary Cecily Boulding, OP
"At the beginning of the meeting Cardinal Ottaviani said that, to speed the work up, the experts will speak only if they are asked a question. At my side, Rahner was champing at the bit, and said to m ...
Ecumenical dialogue in a Postmodern World
What is unity and how does it serve as a goal for ecumenical dialogue? How can churches, ecumenical organizations, ministers, and theologians effectively approach this goal in the twenty-first century ...
The Magisterium and Theologians in Today's Church
Richard R. Gaillardetz, Editor
Catholicism has always recognized the need for a normative doctrinal teaching authority. Yet the character, scope, and exercise of that authority, what has come to be called the magisterium, has chang ...
Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II
Richard R. Gaillardetz and Catherine Clifford
As the church marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, too few Catholics have an adequate grasp of what the council contributed to the life of the church. The probl ...
The Synod on the Word of God
James Chukwuma Okoye, CSSp
Who should read the Bible? What is the biblical word? How is Scripture to be interpreted? How is it to be prayed and lived? How does Scripture call forth the Church's entire life and mission? In Octob ...
Liturgical Spirituality and the Presence of Christ
We are here on earth not to guard a museum but to cultivate a garden flourishing with life and promised to a glorious future, John XXIII exhorted the Church at the dawn of the Second Vatican Council. ...
Yves Congar, OP; Translated with an Introduction by Paul Philibert
Archbishop Angelo Roncalli (later Pope John XXIII) read True and False Reform during his years as papal nuncio in France and asked, "A reform of the church’is such a thing really possible?" A decade l ...
Theological and Canonical Insights and Debates
Ladislas Orsy, SJ
Vatican II was a seminal council, both an end and a beginning. It left behind intuitive perceptions in need of precise articulation and pointed to theological values in need of structural support. Bea ...
Drawing on the wisdom and teaching experience of highly respected theologians, the Engaging Theology series builds a firm foundation for graduate study and other ministry formation programs. Each of t ...
A Response to the Critics
John F. Baldovin, SJ
2009 Catholic Press Association Award Winner!Perhaps no liturgical scholar of our time is better able than John Baldovin to write with clarity and accuracy about the meaning of the church's liturgy an ...
New Revised Edition
General Editor: Austin Flannery, OP
This study edition of Irish Dominican Austin Flannery’s (+2008) earlier translation contains all sixteen documents of the Second Vatican Council, plus the forty-nine later documents from popes and Vat ...