Visit the Vatican home page to find information on all aspects of the central government of the Church. The site provides Vatican contact information, access to the Vatican Library collection, news and current events in the church, information on liturgical celebrations, the Roman Curia, and more.
This site details the USCCB's efforts to address ethical and social issues in America through collaboration with local bishops and international Catholic organizations. The site includes resources on a large spectrum of specific issues.
This website offers the full text of early Christian writings from the first, second, and third centuries. The writings are listed in chronological order (as determined by the author of the website) and include the original language when possible.
This website links to Internet-accessible files relating to the early church, including canonical documents, creeds, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and other historical texts relevant to church history.
The Catholic Research Resources Portal, or "Catholic Portal," provides access to and discovery of rare, unique and uncommon Catholic scholarly resources via robust search and display tools. By electronically bringing together resources in many formats from many collections, the Portal enables easy, effective and global discovery of Catholic research resources. It is searchable on every page of our website.
Joint effort of the Vatican Library and the University of Oxford. This digitization project will focus on three main groups of texts: Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts, and incunabula, or 15th-century printed books.
Despite the fact that their writings are all available for free online, many people have not taken the time to educate themselves on what the Church Fathers have taught. This website is meant to serve as a tool to help people do just that. The quotes on this site were adopted from Jimmy Akin's book The Fathers Know Best.
This guide connects users to resources on Vatican II in the Catholic Portal and at CRRA institutions as well as to news resources in the Catholic News Archive. It also acts as a bibliography to important primary source and reference materials on the Second Vatican Council.
This English-language reference source for philosophy has been the cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. An expansion of the 1967 edition, updates include additions to bibliographies for unrevised articles, revisions made by original authors, addendums to articles presenting contrasting or current viewpoints, 300 completely revised articles, and 450 new entries on previously uncovered topics.
The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
A collaborative work of over 600 scholars from more than forty countries, the Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages provides 3,000 concise and detailed articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century.
This eReference book covers subjects including theology, churches and denominations, patristic scholarship, the bible, the church calendar and its organization, popes, archbishops, saints, and mystics.
This dictionary provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. It includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period.
This title provides information about the entire range of religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature.
Indexed by the American Theological Libraries Association (Atla), this database provides citations and many full-text articles, book reviews, and essay collections in all fields of religion. Updated monthly, it contains over 2.7 million bibliographic records in over 60 languages. Most coverage spans from 1949 to the present with retrospective indexing of some journals as far back as the 19th century. This database includes the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index (CPLI) back to 1981; older issues of CPLI are available in print in the library. An EBSCO database.
Indexed by the American Theological Libraries Association, this is a completely full-text collection of over 320 major religion, theology, and philosophy journals. Updated monthly, it contains over 615,000 records from 1881 to the present. An EBSCO database.
Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. An EBSCO database.