Resources on Vatican II: A collection of our essays and our first e-book

E Book

On the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, America is proud to republish a classic work of the Council as an e-book.

The Documents of Vatican II, edited by Walter Abbott, S.J., and with comments from Protestant and Orthodox authorities, is now available on the Kindle, Nook and iPad.

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Purchase the Kindle version here.

Purchase the Nook version here.

On iTunes, search for Documents of Vatican II.

The cost is just $9.99 and all proceeds benefit America Press.

Anniversary Articles and New Media

"Fruits of the Council," Matthew H. Clark and Howard Hubbard

50th anniversary issue, October 8, 2012

"A Great Awakening," Martin Marty

"The Convert's Tale," John Jay Hughes

"In the Beginning," John Borelli

"The Vision of Vatican II," a Skype conversation with Ladislas Orsy, S.J.

"Vatican II and Christian Unity," a podcast interview with Catherine Clifford

Archive Coverage

To read about the Council as it unfolded, follow www.conciliaria.com for archive articles from America.

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Mary Sweeney
5 years 3 months ago
Thank you so very much. This is a wonderful gift to us.
frank figlozzi
5 years 3 months ago
Thank you for this. I just downoaded it for my Kindle! I'm reading John O'Malley's wonderful book on Vatican II right now, so your timing is perfect.
DANIEL DEVEAU
5 years 2 months ago
Will this book be available on cd?
Mary Sweeney
5 years 1 month ago
Dan, you have raised a very good question. I am a fan of books on CD as well. I looked but was unable to find anything at all. I also looked for audiobooks - those not on CD but still in digital format and which can be downloaded. I did not find anything. The only other workaround I can think of, and I must point out that I have not tried this myself, is to download an e-book (like the above). I have a Windows PC desktop and within the sytem (not something you have to purchase as extra) there is the capability to do both voice recogniton and text read back. I have used the former, but not the latter. In the Windows schema you find it through Control Panel, Speech Recognition, Text to Speech. I am sure Apple has something similar. I think the Ipad system has something called Voiceover. Here is a link to a demonstration of the Ipad feature: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB0kyBzBDT4 To be noted is that some e-books have this potential disabled. Perhaps America magazine could research that and add some light to this discussion??? I would try out the experience of having text turned to speech first on some neutral text that you already have. Admittedly, it is not the same thing as having a human being with emotion and inflection reading to you. I am just trying to respond to your need but am not aware of whether your interest is focused by the need to multitask or vision issues. If it is multitasking, maybe this isn't a good solution since one really does want to be fully present. My thoughts... Hope they are helpful.
Mary Sweeney
5 years 1 month ago

Perhaps anothr comment re the CD solution. We have to face facts and recognize that the CD is going the way of the cassette tape which replaced the reels of recording tape. We can't go into a Barnes and Noble or any similar stores and find those media today.

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