We are pleased to present in this and in a few issues to come a guest writer, Rev. G. VanBaren. The staff decided at its last annual meeting to present from time to time a few special articles on subjects of current interest. We asked Rev. VanBaren to write about the Vatican Council. Rev. VanBaren originally intended to write two or three articles, as we suggested; but as he prepared to write, it became apparent that more articles would be needed in order to provide our readers with an adequate description and evaluation of Vatican II. Much has been written on this subject, and mention of it has also been made from time to time in “All Around Us.” But Rev. VanBaren purposes to give a more detailed description and evaluation; and we hope our readers will find his articles beneficial.