Covering the Vatican

History of Vatican II. Volume I: Announcing and Preparing Vatican Council II. Toward a New Era in Catholicism
edited by Giuseppe Alberigo. English version edited by Joseph A. Komonchak
Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1995.
(527 pages; $80.00, cloth)

History of Vatican II. Volume II: The Formation of the Council’s Identity. First Period and Intersession. October 1962—September 1963
edited by Giuseppe Alberigo. English version edited by Joseph A. Komonchak
Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1997.
(603 pages; $80.00, cloth)

Milestones: Memoirs 1927–1977
by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1999.
(156 pages; $12.95, paper)

by Patrick Henry Reardon

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Patrick Henry Reardon is pastor emeritus of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, and the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Out of Step with God: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Numbers (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2019).


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