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Basic Texts:

The Catholic Study Bible. Oxford University Press.

New American Bible. Catholic Book Publishing Company.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church. (USCC,(1) 1995)

The Documents of Vatican II, ed. Walter M. Abbott, S.J. (New York: America Press, 1966; and many other editions)


Helpful Guides:

Encyclopedia of Theology: The Concise Sacramentum Mundi, ed. Karl Rahner (New York: Crossroad Publishing Co., 1982).

Fox, Thomas C. Catholicism on the Web (New York: MIS Press, 1997).

Nelson's Complete Concordance of the New American Bible, ed. Stephen J. Hartdegen (1977).

Van den Born, A. Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Bible (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1963). Or, John L. McKenzie, Dictionary of the Bible (1967). Or, any other useful dictionary or encyclopedia of the Bible.


American Culture: Secularization and Religious Practices (demographics & history):

Carter, Stephen. The Culture of Disbelief (1993)

D'Antonio, W. V., Davidson, J. D. et al., Laity, American and Catholic: Transforming the Church (1995)

Gallup, George. 100 Questions and Answers: Religion in America (1989)

-------- with Jim Castelli, The American Catholic People, Their Beliefs, Practices, and Values (1987)

--------, The People's Religion: American Faith in the 90s (1989).

--------, The Search for America's Faith (1980).

--------, Who do Americans Say That I Am? (1986)

Greeley, Andrew M. The American Catholic: A Social Portrait (1977).

--------, American Catholics Since the Council: An Unauthorized Report (1985)

Marsden, George. Religion and American Culture (1990)

Roof, Wade Clark, and William McKinney. American Mainline Religion: Its Changing Shape and Future. (1987).

Steinfels, Peter. "The Pollsters Look at U. S. Catholics," Commonweal (13 September 1996): 16-19.

Introductions to Catholic Christianity:

Chilson, Richard. Catholic Christianity. A guide to the Way, the Truth, and the Life. (1987)

Hellwig, Monica. Understanding Catholicism. (1981)

Hill, Brennan. Exploring Catholic Theology: God, Jesus, Church and Sacraments.. (1995)

Nichols, Aidan. The Shape of Catholic Theology: an introduction to its sources, principles, and history. (1991)

O'Collins, Gerald. Fundamental Theology. (1981)

Portier, William L. Tradition & Incarnation: Foundations of Christian Theology (1994).

Ratzinger, Joseph. Introduction to Christianity (1990)

--------, In the Beginning: A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall (1995).

Writings on the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

Catechism of the Catholic Church. USCC (1995)

Catechism of the Catholic Church for personal computers. USCC

Catechism of the Catholic Church: an access guide for adult discussion groups. USCC

Communio 21 (Fall 1994), entire issue.

Jenson, J., "Beyond the Literal Sense: The Interpretation of Scripture in the Catechism of the Catholic Church," Living Light 29 (1993):50-60.

Kurz, W. S. and Miller, K. E. "The Use of Scripture in the Catechism of the Catholic Church," Communio 23 (Fall 1996): 480-507.

The Living Light : Volume 29, Number 4 (Summer 1993). Special Issue Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Marthaler, Berard L. Introducing the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Traditional Themes and Contemporary Issues (1994)

Murray, A. ed. The New Catechism: Analysis and Commentary (1994).

Nichols, Aidan. The Splendour of Doctrine: The Catechism of the Catholic Church on Christian Believing (1995).

de la Potterie, I. "The Catechism of the Church Church The Section on Sacred Scripture," Communio 21 (1994): 450-60.

Ratzinger, Joseph. Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994).

Regan, J. E. Exploring the Catechism (1995).

Sloyan, G.S. "The Role of the Bible in Catechesis According to the Catechism," in Introducing the Catechism (Marthaler--above pp. 32-42).

Walsh, M. J. ed., Commentary on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994).


Christian Doctrine and Practice:

Adam, Karl. The Spirit of Catholicism (1924; new ed. with introduction by Robert A. Krieg, New York: Crossroad, 1997)

DeLubac, Henri. The Splendor of the Church. (1956)

Emminghaus, Johannes. The Eucharist : Essence, Form, Celebration. (1978)

Gelineau, Joseph. The Liturgy Today and Tomorrow. (1978)

Guzie, Tad. The Book of Sacramental Basics. (1981)

Leeming, Bernard. Principles of Sacramental Theology. (1960)

Marthalar, Berard L. The Creed: The Apostolic Faith in Contemporary Theology (1993).

Martos, Joseph. Door to the Sacred: an Historical Introduction to Sacraments in the Catholic Church. (1981)

Pontifical Biblical Commission. The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church (Boston: St. Paul Books & Media, 1993).

Searle, Mark. Christening: the Making of Christians. (1980)

White, James F. Introduction to Christian Worship. (1980)

Church History:

Bokenkotter, T.S. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. (1977)

Carey, P. Roman Catholics in America (1996)

Chadwick, O. The Pelican History of the Church. (6 vols.) (1960-74)

Congar, Yves. J. A History of Theology. (1968)

Klauser, Theodor. A Short History of the Western Liturgy. (1969)

Walch, Timothy, Parish School: American Catholic Parochial Education from Colonial Times to the Present (1996).



Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community. USCC 60 pp.

Agenda for the 90s : Forging the future of adult religious education. USCC 76pp.

Basic Teachings for Catholic Religious Education. USCC 36 pp.

Beginning the Journey from Infant Baptism to First Eucharist. USCC.

On Catechesis in our Time (Catechesi Tradendae). (John Paul II apostolic exhortation.) USCC Educating for Christian Maturity. USCC 92 pp.

On Evangelism in the Modern World. (Evangelii Nuntiandi). (Pope Paul VI apostolic exhortation) USCC.

Formation and development of Catholic School Leaders Volume I : The principal as educational leader. USCC (1997)

Guidelines for doctrinally sound Catechetical materials. USCC 32pp.

Go and make disciples: a National plan and strategy for Catholic evangelization in the United States. USCC 32 pp.

Go into all the World.(Euntes in Mundum) ( John Paul II apostolic letter) USCC

Guide for Catechists. USCC 60 pp.

Here I am, send me: a conference response to the Evangelization of African Americans. USCC 28 pp.

Heritage and Hope:Evangelization in the United States. USCC.

The Hispanic Experience in the United States: Pastoral Reflections Using the Catechism of the Catholic Church. USCC

In support of Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. USCC pamphlet.

The Living Light: Curriculum and Content in Catechesis (Winter, 1996; Vol. 33 No. 2)

The Living Light: Jesus Christ, the One Savior of the World: Yesterday, Today and Forever. (Fall 1996; Vol 33, No.1)

The Living Light : Return to Virtue (Summer, 1996; Vol. 32 No. 4)

The Living Light : Countdown to the Third Millenium (Spring 1996; Vol. 32, No. 3)

The Living Light: Interreligious Dialogue ((Winter, 1995; Vol. 32, No. 2)

The Living Light : The Gospel of Life (Fall, 1995; Vol. 32, No. 1)

The Living Light: Issues in Christian Spirituality (Summer 1995 ; Vol. 31, No. 4)

The Living Light: Liturgy and Catechesis (Spring 1995; Vol.31, No. 3)

The Living Light : Hispanic Ministry. (Winter 1994; Vol. 31 No. 2)

The Living Light : The Bible in Catechesis. (Fall, 1994, Vol. 31, No. 1.)

The Living Light: Pastoral Issues (Spring 1994; Vol. 30, No. 3)

The Living Light : Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community (Winter 1993; Vol. 30, No. 2)

The Living Light: Evangelization in the U.S. Catholic Church. (Fall, 1993; Vol. 30, No. 1)

Berard L. Marthalar, The Catechism Yesterday and Today: The Evolution of a Genre (1995).

On the permanent validity of the Church's missionary mandate (Redemptoris Missio). (John Paul II encyclical letter). USCC

Principles for Inculturation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. USCC

The Religious dimension of education in a Catholic School: Guidelines for reflection and renewal. USCC 65 pp.

Serving Life and Faith. USCC

Sharing the Light of Faith National Catechetical Directory for Catholics of the United States.USCC.

Those who hear you hear me: a resource for Bishops and Diocesan Educational/Catechetical Leaders. USCC 44 pp.

1. USCC refers to the United States Catholic Conference publications. A Publications and Videos catalog is available for 1997 (and all previous and subsequent years). The Catalog is helpful for ordering the texts and pamphlets listed in this selected bibliography. Order catalog from United States Catholic Conference, Publishing Services, 3211 Fourth Street NE, Washington, DC 20017-1194.

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