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Reference Sources

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.

Catechism 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  [Diocese of Oakland]. (Ref 282 Oa4) Diocese of Oakland, Annual. Also available online.

Includes the following:

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.

Official Documents

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. (3rd floor Periodicals) Quarterly journal of papal speeches, letters, documents. Library has vol 1 1954 to 2005.

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