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  • David J. Endres

As we mark fifty years since the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965), historians have increasingly turned to studies of the implementation of the council and responses to its implementation. The assembled contributions highlight diverse receptions of the council, engaging topics including the liturgy, catechesis, the priesthood, religious life, academic freedom, and the role of women in the Church.

We are grateful to our contributors. Peter Mitchell is a parish priest in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He earned a doctoral degree in church history from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. His book, The Coup at Catholic University, is forthcoming from Ignatius Press. Robert L. Anello, M.S.A., is director of liturgy and associate director of human formation at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Susan W. Baumert is an independent scholar living in Falls Church, Virginia. Her contribution is drawn from her doctoral dissertation, “Texts and Contexts: A History of Religious Education in American Catholic High Schools, 1929–1969” (Catholic University of America, 2013). Bradford Lee Eden is dean of library services, Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana. Matthew J. Cressler is visiting assistant professor of religion and African and African American studies at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Susan M. Maloney, S.N.J.M., taught at the University of Redlands in California and is currently writing a biography of Anita M. Caspary. Mary J. Henold is associate professor of history at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

Justin Nordstrom, associate professor of history at Penn State Hazleton, is the reviewer of Una Cadegan’s recent book, All Good Books are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America. [End Page i]



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