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A collection of documents examining the lives of saints, organised according to each saint's...
Annuario Pontifico. (Ref 282.02 An78) Citta del Vaticano: Annual. Addresses of dioceses worldwide.
Cathechism of the Catholic Church. (Ref 238.2 C286c) Washington, DC: USCC, 1994.
Catholic Almanac. (Ref 282 N213) Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, Annual. Also available online.
Directory of the Diocese of Oakland. (Ref 282 Oa4) Diocese of Oakland, Annual. Also available online.
Includes the following:
- New Catholic Encyclopedia (also available in the Library (Ref 282.03 N420)
- Guide to Religious Ministries. (Ref 255 C286) Mt. Vernon: Catholic News, Annual. Also available online.
- HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism. (Ref 282.03 M122) New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
Office for the Catechism - Full text of the Catholic Cathechism, from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Official Catholic Directory. (Ref 282.02 Of4) New York: PJ Kennedy, Annual. U.S. information only.
comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope...
US Conference of Catholic Bishops - Search biblical texts, news, social justice, and hot topics like pro-life and immigration, and much more.
Vatican - Choose the language of choice.
Vision: The Annual Religious Vocation Discernment Handbook. (Ref 255 N2132) Chicago: National Religious Vocation Conference, Annual.
- Dictionary of Religious Orders. (Ref 255 D333) New York: Burns and Oates, 2001.
- Dictionary of Saints. (Ref 249 D373) Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980.
- Encyclopedia of American Catholic History. (Ref 282.73 G469) Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1997.
- Encyclopedia of California's Catholic Heritage 1769-1999. (Ref 282.794 W388e) Mission Hills, CA: St. Francis Historical Society and Arthur H. Clark, 2000.
- Oxford Dictionary of Saints. (Ref 249 F229) Oxford: Clavendon, 1978. Fourth edition available online.
- Saints: Pontificate of His Holiness John Paul II - From the Vatican, saints proclaimed by the Pope.
Documents of Vatican II. (Ref 262.5 V455d) New York: Herder and Herder, 1966. 2nd circulating copy.
Documents of the II Vatican Council - From the Vatican, organized by broad subject.
Encyclicals of John Paul II. (Ref 262.91 C286j) Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 1996.
More Postconciliar Documents. (Ref 262.5 V455fb) Collegeville: Liturgical, 1982.
Origins. Weekly journal publishes papal addresses and bishop letters.
Papal Documents - From the Vatican, organized alphabetically.
Papal Encyclicals. (Ref 262.91 C286p) 5 vols. Wilmington, NC: McGrath, 1981.
Papal Encyclicals Online - From 1226 to the present-- the most complete Web site for these materials. Browse by Pope or by keyword.
Papal Pronouncements 1740-1978. (Ref 262.91 C192) 2 vols. Ann Arbor: Pierian, 1990.
The Pope Speaks. Quarterly journal of papal speeches, letters, documents. Library has vol 1 1954 to present.
- Code of Canon Law. (Ref 262.94 C286) Washington, DC: Canon Law Society, 1999.
- Code of Canon Law - Full text of the code, from the Vatican.
- New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law. (Ref 262.94 B362) New York: Paulist, 2000.