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The Council and the Future, Mario von Galli, 1966, McGraw-Hill, New York


Vatican II An Interfaith Appraisal: International Theological Conference, University of Notre Dame: March 20-26 1966, 1966, John H Miller ed., University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame Indiana/London


Commentary on the Documents of Vatican II, Vols. I to V, Herbert Vorgrimler ed., 1967 ET, Burns & Oates, Tunbridge Wells/Herder & Herder, New York


In the Light of the Council, Bishop Christopher Butler, 1968, Darton Longman & Todd, London


A Concise Guide to the Documents of the Second Vatican Council, 2 Vols., A. Hastings, 1968/9, Darton Longman & Todd, London


Ecclesiology of Vatican II, Bonaventure Kloppenburg OFM, 1974 ET, Franciscan Herald Press, Chicago


The Theology of Vatican II, Christopher Butler, 1981 revised ed., Darton Longman & Todd, London


Whatever Happened to Vatican II?, Michael Winter, 1985, Sheed & Ward, London


Vatican II by those who were there, Alberic Stacpoole ed., 1986, Geoffrey Chapman, London


The Reception of Vatican II, Giuseppe Alberigo, Jean-Pierre Jossua, Joseph Komonchak eds., 1987, CUA Press, Washington DC/ Burns & Oates, Tunbridge Wells


Vatican II The Unfinished Agenda: A Look To The Future, Lucien Richard, Daniel Harrington, John W. O’Malley (eds.), 1987, Paulist Press, New York/Mahwah


Modern Catholicism – Vatican II and After, Adrian Hastings ed., 1991, SPCK, London


The Church Emerging from Vatican II – A popular approach to contemporary Catholicism, Dennis M. Doyle, 1992, Twenty-Third Publications, Mystic Conn.


Vatican II – We’ve Only Just Begun, M. Basil Pennington OCSO, 1994, Crossroad, New York


“To live is to change” – A way of reading Vatican II, Christopher Jamison OSB, Damian Lundy FSC, Louisa Poole SSL, 1995, Rejoice Publications, Chelmsford UK


History of Vatican II, Guiseppe Alberigo & Joseph A Komonchak eds., Orbis Books, Maryknoll

Vol. 1: Announcing and Preparing Vatican II, 1996

Vol. 2: The Formation of the Council’s Identity, First Period and Intersession, October 1962-September 1963, 1997

Vol. 3: The Mature Council, Second Period and Intersession, September 1963-September 1964, 2000

Vol. 4: Church as Communion, Third Period and Intersession, September 1964-September 1965, 2002

Vol. 5: The Council and the Transition, Fourth Period and the end of the Council, September 1965-December 1965, 2006


Vatican II in Plain English, Bill Huebsch, 1997, Thomas More, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame Indiana

Vol. 1 The Council

Vol. 2 The Constitutions

Vol. 3 The Decrees & Declarations


Vatican Council II, Xavier Rynne, 1999, Orbis Books, Maryknoll


Even Greater Things – Hope and Challenge after Vatican II, Bernard Daly, Mae Daly, Bishop Remi J. De Roo, 1999, Novalis, Toronto


101 Questions and Answers on Vatican II, Maureen Sullivan OP, 2002, Paulist Press, New York/Mahwah


Unfinished Journey – The Church 40 Years After Vatican II, Austen Ivereigh ed., 2003, Continuum, New York & London


The Catholic Revolution - New Wine, Old Wineskins and the Second Vatican Council, Andrew Greeley, 2004, University of California Press, Los Angeles


Still Interpreting Vatican II – Some Hermeneutical Principles, Ormond Rush, 2004, Paulist Press, New York/Mahwah


Vatican II – Keeping the Dream Alive, Denis Hurley OMI, 2005, Cluster Publications, Pietermaritzburg South Africa


Living Vatican II – The 21st Council for the 21st Century, Gerald O’Collins SJ, 2006, Paulist Press, New York/Mahwah


Vatican II – Forty Years On, William Madges (ed.), 2006, Orbis Books, Maryknoll


Rediscovering Vatican II Series published by Paulist Press, New York/Mahwah

Ecumenism & Interreligious Dialogue, Edward Idris Cardinal Cassidy, 2005

The Church and the World, Norman Tanner SJ, 2005

The Church in the Making, Richard Gaillerdetz, 2006

The Laity and Christian Education, Dolores R. Leckey, 2006

Scripture, Ronald D. Witherup, 2006

Liturgy, Rita Ferrone, 2007

Religious Life and Priesthood, Maryanne Confoy RSC, 2008

Evangelization and Religious Freedom, Jeffrey Gros & Stephen Bevans, 2009


The Road to Vatican II - Key Changes in Theology, Maureen Sullivan, 2007, Paulist Press, New York/Mahwah, NJ  


A Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II, Edward P. Hahnenberg, 2007, St. Anthony Messenger Press, Cincinnati, OH


Vatican II – Did Anything Happen?, David G. Shultenover SJ ed., 2007, Continuum, New York & London


What Happened at Vatican II, John W. O'Malley, 2008, Belknap Press of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 
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Receiving the Council - Theological and Canonical Insights and Debates, Ladislas Orsy, 2010, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN


Theological Highlights of Vatican II, Joseph Ratzinger, 2010 reprint of 1966 work with introduction by Thomas P. Rausch, Paulist Press, New York/Mahwah, NJ


Vatican II The Battle for Meaning, Massimo Faggioli, 2012, Paulist Press, New York / Mahwah, NJ  


50 Years Receiving Vatican II: A Personal Odyssey, Kevin T. Kelly, 2012, Columba Press, Dublin


Keys to the Council - Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II, Richard R. Gaillerdetz & Catherine E. Clifford, 2012, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN


Vatican II - The Essential Texts, edited by Norman Tanner, SJ, and including introductions by Pope Benedict XVI and James Carroll, 2012, Random House, London.


My Journal of the Council, Yves Congar, Denis Minns editor English Translation, 2012, Liturgical Press, Collegeville Minnesota


True Reform - Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium, Massimo Faggioli, 2012, Liturgical Press, Minnesota


Vatican II - A Universal Call to Holiness, Anthony Ciorra & Michael W. Higgins eds., 2012, Paulist Press, New York/Mahwah NJ


Remi De Roo - Chronicles of a Vatican II Bishop, Remi De Roo, 2012, Novalis, Toronto, Canada


Quo Vadis? - Collegiality in the Code of Canon Law, Mary McAleese, 2012, Columba Press, Blackrock, Dublin


A Service of Love - Papal Primacy, The Eucharist & Church Unity, Paul McPartlan, 2013, Catholic University of America Press, Washington DC

The Crisis of Confidence in the Catholic Church, Raymond G Helmick, 2014, Bloomsbury, New York & London

The Church in the Modern World - Gaudium et Spes Then and Now, Michael G. Lawler, Todd A. Salzman & Eileen Burke-Sullivan, 2014, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota