My Journal of the Council
Translated by Sr. Mary John Ronayne, OP, and Mary Cecily Boulding, OP
by Yves Congar, OP
Yves Congar's diaries give us an intimate insight into the most important event in the life of the Catholic Church in the twentieth century. It is impossible to put it down.
--Timothy Radcliffe, OP, Former Master of the Dominican Order
Acclaimed theologian Yves Congar's detailed descriptions of the people and issues behind the Second Vatican Council are finally available in English.
First banned by the Vatican, then appointed to the Second Vatican Council by the Pope, Yves Congar's controversial diary reveals the people and the secrets behind these influential proceedings.
Read what scholars and theologians are saying about the influence Yves Congar's diary will have on Catholic church history.
This excerpt offers an interesting window into the influential people and the important work that Yves Congar describes in his diary.
Read Yves Congar's insightful comments about Bishop Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) and the nature of their historic collaboration.
Listen to Vatican II scholars John O'Malley and Joseph Komonchak tell the inside story of the Council and Congar's diary on ABC RadioNational's The Spirit of Things.
Joseph A. Komonchak
After laboring for decades under Roman suspicion, Congar was to see much of his vision of the church vindicated by Vatican II.
Congar wanted a Church that would embrace the poverty and simplicity of its founder. Much of that work remains to be done. Indeed, it will never end.
Sr. Judith Miryam Boneski, O.P.
No one can read this journal and not behold the Holy Spirit at work fifty years ago and now in the ongoing renewal of the Church.
My Journal of the Council delivers a rare glimpse into the towering figures, frustrating disputes, historic pronouncements, and daily grind of the twentieth-century's most important religious event.
Joanne K. McPortland
Whatever you think of what came after Vatican II, My Journal is a couple of pounds of proof that we are better off now than we were 50 years ago.
Launched just days after the 50th Anniversary of the opening of VCII and at 1,100 pages, My Journal of the Council gives us a fascinating and all-but-comprehensive "insider's view" to the discussions and disagreements, the chafings, challenges and champions of that remarkable period.
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More than a log of the official proceedings, Congar recounts conversations in hallways, on doorsteps, and in the back seats of cars.