Below is an article that appeared on the Catholic News Service website (http://www.catholicnews.com/) on October 12, 2005. The article was written in anticipation of the 40th anniversary of Vatican Council II (which was December 8, 2005). The article provides a really nice overview of the council and it’s affect on Catholic life.
Also linked below are questions to be answered.
Vatican Council II Article
Vatican Council II Questions