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Background and Introductory Sites

Creighton University in America has produced very rich resource on the Second Vatican Council which includes overview articles as well as individual contributions by scholars and a study guide.

Challenge, Change and Faith is a DVD produced in Melbourne exploring the impact of the Council in Australia. It explores the Australian Church prior to the Council and uses interviews with many Catholics lay and ordained to reflect the effects of the Council on the local church.

The Australian Catholic University’s  Ecclesiology: A Study in Church History has a useful list of images of the Catholic Church prior to and succeeding the Council which is helpful for gaining a sense of the ways in which the style and emphasis of the Church changed as a result of Vatican II.


The Church History section of RESource assists Religious Education teachers to find reliable online resources in the study of Church History.