Catholic Studies: a Selected Bibliography
Compiled by Charlotte Ames, Subject Librarian for Catholic Studies
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Ellis, John Tracy. A Guide to American Catholic History. 2d ed., revised and enlarged, by John Tracy Ellis and Robert Trisco. Santa Barbara, Ca.: ABC Clio, 1982. 265 p. (Ref. BX1406.2 E472)
Freudenberger, Elsie. Reference Works in the Field of Religion, 1977-1985: A Selective Bibliography. Haverford, Pa.: Catholic Library Association, 1986. 65 p. (BR118.F748 1986)
Hennesey, James. American Catholic Bibliography: 1970-1982. Working paper series. Charles and Margaret Hall Cushwa Series for the Study of American Catholicism, Series 12, no. 1. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame, 1982. 41 leaves. Supplement issued as Series 14, no. 1, Fall, 1983. (BX1406.2 N6 1982 Ser. 12, no. 1)
McCabe, James Patrick. Critical Guide to Catholic Reference Books. 3d ed. Littleton, Co.: Libraries Unlimited, 1989. 323p. (BX1751.2 M252 1989)
Vollmar, Edward R. The Catholic Church in America: An Historical Bibliography. 2d ed. New York: Scarecrow Press, 1963. 399 p. (Z7837.V924 1963)
Willging, Eugene Paul and Hatzfeld, Herta. Catholic Serials of the Nineteenth Century in the United States: A Descriptive Bibliography and Union List. First series. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1968. 2 v. (Z6951.W7139)
________. Second series. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1959-68. 15 v. (Z6951.W714)
None published between 1911 and 1934/35, and none for 1974/75. Ceased publication with 1980-1981 edition.
Code, Joseph Bernard. Dictionary of the American Hierarchy, 1789- 1964. New York: J. F. Wagner, 1964. 452 p. (BX4670.C6 1964)
Delaney, John J. Dictionary of American Catholic Biography. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1984. 621 p. (Ref. BX4670.D45 1984)
Twentieth Century Shapers of American Popular Religion / edited by Charles H. Lippy. New York: Greenwood Press. 1989. (Ref. BL2525.T84 1989)
Among the "princes of the pulpit" are individuals from both Protestant and Catholic traditions, including Robert Schuller, Oral Roberts, Billy Graham, Jim and Tammy Bakker, Fulton J. Sheen, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dictionaries and Directories
Note: For many additional works not listed here, go to ALEPH, the online catalog.
Use keyword search: Catholic directories (words adjacent) for additional listings.
Catholic Almanac. Edited by Felician A. Foy, O.F.M. and Rose M. Avato. Huntington, Ind.: Our Sunday Visitor, 1969- (Ref. BX845.Sa22n)
Published annually since 1904 under various titles. Contains a wealth of information in capsule form on all areas of American Catholicism. Special reports, news events, excerpts from pastoral letters, lists of patron saints, thumbnail sketches of saints, cardinals, and bishops, listings of Catholic societies, religious orders of men and women; social service facilities, and a wide range of national and international statistics. Includes percentages of Catholics in total populations in the U.S.; Catholic schools and students in the United States, etc. Statistics are commonly taken from the Official Catholic Directory. Includes extensive but incomplete listing of titles and addresses of Catholic newspapers, serials, and newsletters. "The most complete one- volume encyclopedia of facts and information on the Catholic Church.
Continues: National Catholic Almanac
Catholic Press Directory. New York: Catholic Press Association, 1923- . Annual. (Ref. Z6951.C286 [Year])
Collinge, William J., 1947- Historical Dictionary of Catholicism. Lanham, Md. :Scarecrow Press,1997. (Ref. BX945.2 .C65 1997)
Series: Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements ; no. 12 .
Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-545) and index.
Reviewed by Thomas Bokenkotter in Catholic Historical Review, Oct98, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p698, 2p.
Full text of review available: Database: Academic Search FullTEXT Elite.
Previous annuals of this kind, under various titles and imprints, have been published since 1817, except for the years 1818-1821, 1823-1832, and 1863. Previous titles include Hoffmann's Catholic Directory, Almanac, and Clergy List (Milwaukee: Hoffmann Bros., 1886-1899); and Official Catholic Directory and Clergy List (Milwaukee: Wiltzius, 1906-1912).
Note: For many additional works not listed here, go to ALEPH, the online catalog.
The Catholic Encyclopedia : An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church / edited by Charles G. Herbermann ... [et al.] ; assisted by numerous collaborators. New York : The Encyclopedia Press, inc. [c1913-50] (Ref. BX 841 .C286 1913)
(Hesburgh Library General Collection BX 841 .C286 1913). - v.1-v.16
Encyclopedia of American Catholic History. Edited by Michael Glazier and Thomas J. Shelley. Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, 1997. (Ref. BX 1406.2 .E53 1997)
HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism. Richard P. McBrien, editor. San Francisco: Harper SanFrancisco, 1995. (Ref.BX841.H37 1995)
Modern Catholic Encyclopedia. Michael Glazier, Monika K. Hellwig, editors. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 1994. (Ref. BX841.M63 1994)
New Catholic Encyclopedia [electronic resource]. 2nd ed. Detroit : Thomson/Gale ; Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America, c2003.
New Catholic Encyclopedia / prepared by an editorial staff at the Catholic University of America in association with Thomson-Gale.
2nd ed. New York : Thomson, Gale, 2002-
15 v. : ill.
Hesburgh Reference (1st Floor) General Collection (BX 841 .N44 2002)
New Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the Teachings, History, Organization and Activities of the Catholic Church and on All Institutions, Religions, Philosophies and Scientific and Cultural Developments Affecting the Catholic Church from Its Beginnings to the Present. Prepared by an editorial staff at the Catholic University of America. New York: McGraw Hill, 1967. 15 v. (Ref. BX841.C286 1967)
The New Catholic Encyclopedia is a basic encyclopedia which includes nearly 17,000 signed articles, each with a bibliography. It includes both Catholic topics and general subjects from a Catholic point of view. A strong source for biographical articles on deceased persons. Includes articles on broad subjects, such as education, music, catechetics, history, religion, theology, sacred scripture, and philosophy. Consult the index first to locate all relevant entries.
Index: v. 15.
Four supplements have been issued:
In 440 alphabetically arranged articles, reports on the teachings, history, organization, and activities of the Catholic Church since the close of Vatican II.
Includes new entries on the Cathechism of the Catholic Church, ecology, New Age Movements, and World Youth Day, among other subjects. Includes integrated index to entries in vols. 16, 17, 18, and 19.
Catholic Periodical and Literature Index. Winona, Minn.: Catholic Library Association. Bi-monthly. (Ref. AI 3.C2863 (Index Table). Available through the Electronic Resources.
Published since 1930. Quarterly. As of January 2000 , indexes 145 periodicals, including African Ecclesial Review, America, Catholic Historical Review, Cistercian Studies, Commonweal, Health Progress, Horizons, Mediaeval Studies, Mid-America, Modern Liturgy, Pastoral Music, Review for Religious, Sisters Today, Spiritual Life, Spirituality Today, Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Teilhard Review, U.S. Catholic Historian, and Origins. Includes Subject Index, Author Index, Book Title Index, Book Review Index, and List of Periodicals Indexed. Uses ATLA subject headings, except when specifically Catholic headings are required. LC headings are used for non-religious subject areas. Subject entries are arranged in one alphabet.
"Papal documents (texts, translations, and commentaries) appear under the author heading, using the full form of the Pope's name [e.g.: John Paul II, Pope, 1920- (Karol Wojtyla) (elected 1978)],and are listed in chronological order. A full description of the document is given under its subject entry, with a reference to author entry."--CPLI, 1994, User's Guide, vi.
Indexes selected Catholic newspapers, including Catholic Worker, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter. L'Osservatore Romano (English edition), and Our Sunday Visitor. International in scope.
The Index to Catholic Pamphlets in the English Language. Compiled by Eugene Paul Willging. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1937-1953. 6 v. (Z7837.In2)
Pamphlets in American History, Group I: A Bibliographic Guide to the Microform Collection, edited by Henry Barnard. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1994. (Microtext Reading Room 4 x 6. E178.P23 Group 1)
Pamphlets in American History: Group IV: A Bibliographic Guide to the Microfilm Collection. Edited by Michael J. Matochik. Sanford, N.C.: Microfilm Corporation of America, 1983. (Microtext Reading Room 4 X 6. E178.P23 Group 4)
McCarthy, Thomas P. Guide to the Catholic Sisterhoods in the United States. 5th ed., rev. and enl. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1964. 404 p. (BX4220.Un3 M127 1964)
Women Religious History Sources: A Guide to Repositories in the United States. Ed. by Evangeline Thomas, CSJ. New York: Bowker, 1983. 329 p. (Ref. BX4220.U6 W6)
American Catholic Quarterly Review. Philadelphia: Hardy and Mahoney, 1876-1924. (AP2 Am32)
American Catholic Studies : Journal of the American Catholic Historical Society. Philadelphia, Pa. : American Catholic Historical Society, c2001- .
Vol. 110 (spring-winter 1999)- .
(E 184 .C286 Am361r)
Continues : Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia.
American Catholic Studies Newsletter. Notre Dame, Ind.: Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, 1975- . (LD4111.8 A4)
Ave Maria. (Notre Dame, Ind: Congregation of the Holy Cross, 1865-1970. (AP2 Av31)
Brownson's Quarterly Review. New York: E. Dunigan, 1844-1875. (AP2.B825)
Catholic Historical Review. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1915- . (BX940.C286)
Catholic World. Paramus, N.J.: Paulist Fathers, 1865-1971. (AP2.C286)
Church History. Chicago: American Society for Church History, 1932- . (BR140.Am 35)
Globe. Philadelphia: W. H. Thorne, 1889-1905. (AP2.G51)
Historical Records and Studies. New York: United States Catholic Historical Society, 1899-1964. (E184.C286 Un3h)
Continues: United States Catholic Historical Magazine.
History of Women Religious News and Notes. St. Paul, Minn.: Conference on the History of Women Religious, 1988- . (BX4200.H578)
Horizons. (Villanova, Pa.: College Theology Society, 1974- . (BR1 H83)
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. (Chico, Calif.: Scholars Press, 1985- . (BV639.W7 J68)
Journal of Texas Catholic History and Culture. (Azle, Tex.: The Society, 1990- . (BX1415.T4 J677)
Liturgy Digest: A Publication of the Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy. (Notre Dame, Ind.: The Center, 1993- . (BX1970.A1 L67)
New York Review. (Yonkers, N.Y.: St. Joseph Seminary, 1905-1908. (HESB Microtext: Microfilm 1317)
Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, 1887- . (E184.C286 Am361r)
Religion and American Culture. (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1991- . (BL2525.R445)
Sacred Heart Review. Boston: Review Pub. Co., 1888-1918. (BX801.Sa 14)
Social Justice Review. St. Louis, Mo.: Central Bureau, Catholic Central Union of America, 1908- . (HV3.C333)
Theological Studies. Baltimore: Theological Studies, 1940- . (BX801.T342)
U.S. Catholic Historian. Yonkers, N.Y.: U.S. Catholic Historical Society, 1980- . (BX1404.U23)
United States Catholic Historical Magazine. New York: United States Catholic Historical Society, 1887-1892. (E184.C286 Un2)
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