"Very Rev. Msgr. Joseph Gallagher, Translation editor".
"An Angelus Books". -- verso of t.-p.
"Copyright 1966 by The America Press". -- verso of t.-p.
"All 16 Documents of Vatican II are here presented in a new and readable translation. Informed comments and appraisals by Catholics and non-Catholics make this book essential reading for any one, of whatever shade of belief, who is interested in the changing climate of thought in today's world. .... In addition, important Council speeches of Pope John and Pope Paul are given in the book's appendix". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface to the Translation dated January 15, 1966 / Joseph Gallagher -- Abbreviations -- Introduction dated January 25, 1966 / Lawrence Cardinal Shehan -- An Adventure in Ecumenical Cooperation / Reuben H. Miller -- Prayer of the Council Fathers -- Opening Message / Walter M. Abbott -- Message to Humanity Issued at the Beginning of the Second Vatican Council -- The Church -- Introduction / Avery Dulles -- Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium) -- A Response / Albert C. Outler -- Revelation -- Introduction / R.A.F. Mackenzie -- Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum) -- A Response / Frederick C. Grant -- Liturgy -- Introduction / C.J. McNaspy -- Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium) -- A Response / Jaroslav J. Pelikan -- The Church Today -- Introduction / Donald R. Campion -- Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes) -- A Response / Robert McAfee Brown -- Communications -- Introduction / Thomas J.M. Burke -- Decree on the Instruments of Communication (Inter Mirifica) -- A Response / Stanley I. Stuber -- Ecumenism -- Introduction / Walter J. Abbott -- Decree on Ecumenism (Unitatis Redintegratio) -- A Response / Samuel McCrea Cavert -- Eastern Churches -- Introduction / Paul Mailleux -- Decree on Eastern Catholic Churches (Orienatalium Ecclesiarum) -- A Response / Alexander Schmemann -- Bishops -- Introduction / Paul J. Hallinan -- Decree on the Bishops' Pastoral Office in the Church (Christus Dominus) -- A Response / Fred Pierce Corson -- Priestly Formation -- Introduction / Alexander Carter -- Decree on Priestly Formation (Optatam Totius) -- A Response / Warren A. Quanbeck -- Religious Life -- Introduction / John J. McEleney -- Decree on the Appropriate Renewal of the Religious Life (Perfectae Caritatis) -- A Response / William A. Norgren -- Laity -- Introduction / Martin Work -- Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity (Apostolicam Actuositatem) -- A Response / Cynthia Wedel -- Priests -- Introduction / Guilford C. Young -- Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests (Presbyterorum Ordinis) -- A Response / John Oliver Nelson -- Missions -- Introduction / Calvert Alexander -- Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity (Ad Gentes) -- A Response / Eugene L. Smith -- Education -- Introduction / G. Emmett Carter -- Declaration on Christian Education (Gravissimum Educationis) -- A Response / John C. Bennett -- Non-Christians -- Introduction / Robert A. Graham --Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (Nostra Aetate) -- A Response / Claud Nelson -- Religious Freedom -- Introduction / John Courtney Murray -- Declaration on Religious Freedom (Dignitatis Humane) -- A Response / Franklin H. Littell -- Appendix -- Pope John Convokes the Council -- Pope John's Opening Speech to the Council -- Synod of Bishops Established -- Catholic-Orthodox Declaration -- Closing Messages of the Council -- Papal Brief Declaring the Council Completed -- The Ecumenical Councils -- Important Dates of Vatican II -- Contributors -- Index -- Prayer of Pope John XXIII to the Holy Spirit for the Success of the Ecumenical Council.
OTCH Note: Includes Anglican/Episcopal commentators the Rev. William A. Norgren, and Cynthia Wedel.
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