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Sunlight streams through windows in the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, the site of the Second Vatican Council in 1962-1965.

60 Years of Vatican II (Oct. 15)

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Catholic Church marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by Pope John XXIII. To commemorate the Council and examine the mark it continues to have on the Church these 60 years later, the Register gathered a symposium of voices. Senior Editor Jonathan Liedl helped organize this effort, and theologian Larry Chapp contributed to the special edition. Both join Jeanette De Melo to discuss Vatican II’s continued relevance in this moment as well as its significance for the future of the Church.

Onlookers watch as the Council Fathers proceed into St. Peter's Basilica for the opening of the Second Vatican Council on Oct. 11, 1962.

Vatican II at 60: The Crucial Question

COMMENTARY: Was Vatican II about this-worldly power or deeper fidelity to the cruciform love of Christ? How the Church answers will ultimately determine the Council’s legacy.