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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 IIs 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 Teresas 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
Glossary of Catholic Terms
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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