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Use this subject guide to help you get started with your research in Catholicism. It includes background sources, books, research databases, and websites.
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Encyclopedia of American Catholic History
Call Number: REF BX1406.2 .E53
ISBN: 0814659195
Covers events that shaped Catholicism in the U.S. from the time of Columbus to the present day.

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The Papacy: an encyclopedia
ISBN: 0415922283
Historical dictionary of the popes and the papacy as an institution.

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Butler's Lives of the Saints
Call Number: REF BX4654 .B8
ISBN: 0814623778
Provides brief biographies of the saints arranged by feast days on the liturgical calendar.



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New Catholic Encyclopedia
Call Number: REF BX841 .N44
ISBN: 0787640042
Scholarly, comprehensive source on Catholic teaching and a wide variety of related topics

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Global Catholicism
Call Number: REF BX946 .F76
ISBN: 157075375X
A portrait of the Church throughout the world. Includes statistics.

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Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac
Call Number: REF AY81 .R6 N3
ISBN: 1592767869
Hundreds of facts about virtually every aspect of Catholicism, including a “Year in Review” section

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Catechism of the Catholic Church
Call Number: REF BX1959.3 .E5
ISBN: 1574551094
Basic teachings of the Church on the Creed, Liturgy and Sacraments, Morality, Prayer.

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Dictionary of the Liturgy
Call Number: REF BV173 .L26
ISBN: 089942273X
Concise definitions of everything related to liturgy. Includes illustrations and pronunciation guide.

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Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite
Call Number: REF BX1971 .E45
ISBN: 0898705266
Official directives and detailed explanations of every aspect of liturgical celebration


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