Global Council Network

"What Happened at Vatican 2"

The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II, put the condition and future of the Catholic faith on the table for discussion.

Nearly 45 years after the three-year council ended, the effects of Vatican II are still being felt, from the role of laity to the language used in services.

For the annual Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt University, the Rev. John W. O'Malley delivers two talks about "What Happened at Vatican II." The Oct. 21 and 22, 2010, lectures were held in Benton Chapel on the Vanderbilt campus.