Intended to foster understanding and appreciation of “the liturgy in all its beauty, hidden wealth, and time-transcending grandeur, to see it as the animating center of the Church, the very center of Christian life.” ISBN recommendation:0-89870-784-6
A “compendium of all Catholic doctrine regarding both faith and morals”. An updated and systematic presention of “the teaching of Sacred Scripture, the living Tradition in the Church and the authentic Magisterium, as well as the spiritual heritage of the Fathers, Doctors and saints of the Church”. Promulgated by Pope John Paul II on 15 August 1997. Image links to Vatican translation. ISBN recommendation: 0385508190
Statement on the origin of life and evolution. Image links to EWTN translation. See also Appendix I, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger: In the Beginning…, for a contemporary meditation on the Genesis creation accounts.
The official daily prayers of the Roman Catholic Church. The current form, revised after Vatican II, was published and released 11 April 1971 with the approval of Pope Paul VI. Image links to free Liturgy of the Hours website. ISBN recommendation: 0899424090
A joint Catholic-Orthodox declaration, proclaimed 7 December 1965, committing the excommunications, related to Papal embassy to Constantinople in 1054, to oblivion. Image links to Vatican translation.
Decrees of the Second Vatican Council (A.D. 1962-65), summoned by Pope John XXIII. A Council of renewal by which the Church is called to reach out to the Modern world in solidarity – presenting Christ as the relevant Truth even in the present age. Image above links to Vatican translations. ISBN recommendation: 0-87840-490-2
A 2,932 page collection of 2,565 scholarly, informative, and edifying Catholic hagiographical introductions arranged according to date of feast day. A 1956 enlargement, revision, and update of Rev. Alban Butler’s The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints, Compiled from Original Monuments and Authentic Records. Image links to online version of original Rev. Butler collection. ISBN recommendation: 0-87061-1372