After being silenced as a theologian for many years, Yves Congar OP was summoned to be an expert at Vatican II, and played an important part in shaping many of the conciliar documents. His diary of the Council gives a frank and immediate account of his experiences, and is a valuable source of information for anyone who wants to get behind the documents and understand something of the workings of the Council. In particular we see the interplay between the natural conservatism of the Curia and the developing understanding of the Bishops for the ‘new theology’ represented by Congar and others among the experts.
Click to read the entire article on Vatican II from the Perspective of Yves Congar by Ruth Reardon.
Originally published in journal One In Christ, Vol.46, N.2 – with thanks to editor for permission to post!