Vatican II The Battle for Meaning Massimo Faggioli Paulist Press, $14.95, 144 pp.
True Reform Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum concilium Massimo Faggioli Liturgical Press, $19.95, 168 pp.
The fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council has produced a flurry of publications, programs on college campuses, and events in parishes to celebrate, review, and evaluate the council and its effects. Within this full array of appraisals, memoirs, and analyses, some stand out as contributions of lasting value. Two books by Massimo Faggioli belong in this category: Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning, and True Reform: Ecclesiology inSacrosanctum concilium.