To mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) I was able to obtain permission to reprint reports from journals of the time describing the events of the Council in great detail. Conciliaria (Latin for “things pertaining to the council”) was an experiment in reporting on events exactly 50 years ago on that day, from actual authoritative sources such as America, Commonweal and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Vintage photographs were used throughout and the major posts were separately art-directed.