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There are a number of works published at the time of the Council which record the Council’s day-to-day activities, and provide some analysis of these activities. These works often serve as a vernacular language index to the official Latin-language record in the Acta synodalia (listed above).
Call Number: BX830 1962 .N3, Vols. 1-3 (Oversized Books) & Cardinal Wright Collection
Washington, DC: National Catholic Welfare Conference, 1965-1966. 3 volumes.
Based on the press releases of the predecessor body to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Includes English translations of some speeches.
Call Number: BX830 1962 .W4, Vols. 2-4 - Library Use Only (Cardinal Wright Collection, University Archives, 1st floor)
By Antoine Wenger. Paris: Centurion, 1963-1965. 3 volumes.
Written by a French Augustinian priest. The first volume has been translated into English
Le Concile au Jour le Jour, Deuxième Session.
Call Number: BX830 1962 .C749X
By Yves Congar. Paris : Cerf, 1963-1966. 4 volumes.
Congar was a member of the Preparatory Commission, and a peritus (official theological advisor) at the Council. The first two volumes have been translated into English
L’Enjeu du Concile.
Call Number: BX830 1962 .L36, PT. 2 - Library Use Only (Cardinal Wright Collection, University Archives, 1st floor)
By René Laurentin. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1962-1966. 4 volumes.
Laurentin was a peritus at the Council.
Il Concilio Vaticano II: Cronache del Concilio Vaticano II.
Call Number: BX830 1962 .C628 Vols. 1-4 - Library Use Only (Cardinal Wright Collection, University Archives, 1st floor)
Edited by Giovanni Caprile.
Rome: Edizioni La Civilta Cattolica, 1966. 5 volumes.
Based on reports originally written for the Italian Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica.
Vatican Diary: A Protestant Observes… Vatican Council II.
Call Number: BX830 1962 .H6 1965, Vols. 1-4
By Douglas Horton.
Philadelphia: United Church Press, 1964-1966. 4 volumes.
Horton was a leading minister of the [American] United Church of Christ and one of the official Protestant observers at the Council.
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