Item description for 2005 Our Sunday Visitors Catholic Almanac (Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac) by Matthew Bunson...
A valuable reference work. The trusted resource. Still.
This annual, up-to-date, comprehensive guide to the Catholic Church has been the reference work to which students, teachers, researchers, homilists, writers, and media professionals have turned for more than 100 years. This is the resource on which they have relied for solid, orthodox Catholic teaching and information.
This is the reference work with the in-depth index that makes it easy to find specific, exact information. This is the resource endorsed by Archbishop John Foley, President of the Pontifical Council on Social Communication at the Vatican, who writes: "It is an annual masterpiece!"
Topics in the 2005 edition include:
* The Year in Review
* Special Reports on Same-Sex Unions, the Sex Abuse Scandal, Catholics in Political Life, and Pope John Paul II's 25th Anniversary
* Coverage of the new document on Catholic Devotions
* Update on Partial-Birth Abortion and other Life Issues
* Biographies of the New Cardinals
* Full Coverage of Mother Teresa's Beatification
* Biographies of all new Saints and Blesseds
* Updates on Papal Travel
* Updated National and World Statistics
* Updated Statistics on Men and Women Religious
* Catholic Social Teachings
* Canon Law
* Glossary of Catholic Terms
* Church Calendar
* Chronologies of U.S. and World Church History
* Coverage on the rules for Papal Conclaves
"Our Sunday Visitor claims this work is the 'one and only Catholic resource' and it is 'simply the best annual guide to the Catholic Church anywhere.' These are bold statements, but accurate . . . This excellent work is especially useful for those interested in either the Roman Catholic Church or the Holy See . . . It is informative, easy to use, and well written." --- American Reference Books Manual, 2003.
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Father Christopher Rengers, O.F.M. Cap. (1917 2010), entered the Capuchin Franciscan novitiate in 1936 and was ordained a priest in Washington, D.C., in 1942. He taught at St. Joseph College in Kansas before spending fifty years in parish work. He was also the author of The Youngest Prophet, Mary of the Americas, Words from the Cross, and They Played in Calvary s Drama.
Dr. Matthew E. Bunson, K.H.S., is a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Steubenville, Ohio, and Senior Correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor. He is author or co-author of more than fifty books, including The Encyclopedia of Saints, The Encyclopedia of Catholic History, and Pope Francis, the first biography of Pope Francis in the English language. "
Reviews - What do customers think about 2005 Our Sunday Visitors Catholic Almanac (Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac)?
contains all the i's ans t's Feb 13, 2008
an extremely helpful church encyclopedia, including up-to-date information on people, the pope's writings, encyclicals, and curia, travels, etc.
07 cath almanac Mar 9, 2007
it is just what I wanted, an up todate review of the Catholic Church
Great Book Feb 25, 2006
This book is filled with historical information as well as current information for Catholics. I am going to try to get one every year.
All things Catholic - a must for your reference library. Feb 14, 2001
Need the name or biography of an American bishop or a cardinal? How about a list of Beatifications by Pope John Paul II? Or perhaps information on Catholic colleges, religious movements, or the Catholic Press? How about a Reader's Digest-condensed version of Pope John Paul II's encyclicals?
Whatever Catholic bit of information you are seeking, the chances are pretty good that Our Sunday Visitor's 2001 Almanac will have what you are looking for.
Next to my dictionary it is one of the most used books sitting on my shelf.
Updated annually, it provides addresses, phone numbers, and web addresses to all things Catholic.
The 2001 edition also features special Jubilee year coverage, in-depth coverage of the revelation of the "Third Secret" of Fatima, extensive coverage of the Pope's trip to the Holy Land, articles in defense of Pope Pius XII, the Vatican list of the greatest films, and much more.
Whether you're a Catholic student, writer, professor, or lay person you will find this small book indispensable in your work.
Everything Catholic Jun 18, 2000
This book is a complete Catholic reference with sufficient sources for additional information. Excellent history of the church and catechism brief reference.