Catholic Doctrine


Index of Contents

(click on item of interest)



 Official Church Documents


Index to documents of the Holy See (including papal encyclicals)

The Holy See (Vatican site)

Lamentabili Sane (July 3, 1907) - Syllabus of Modernist Errors (just before Pascendi of Pius X)



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The Church’s Official Catechisms



The Catechism of the Catholic Church (the text, with a Search Engine)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (with many aids)

A Search Engine for The Catechism of the Catholic Church 
(This link takes you to the home page of a parish website in the USA. Ignore everything except what you are looking for. So, scroll down to the Catechism section on the home page, click on it and then go to the Search Engine)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 
Simplified and with search engine (Catholicity)

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

On the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church


Publication of the Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine


Cardinal Van Thuan International Institute for the Social Doctrine of the Church


The Church's social doctrine explained more simply (Australian Jesuits site)


The Roman Catechism (of the Council of Trent)

(This was the outstanding Catechism that followed the Council of Trent. It was superseded by the Catechism of the Catholic Church following the Second Vatican Council)


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                         Vatican II and Canon Law                


The Church's Code of Canon Law (text)

The decrees of the Second Vatican Council (text)

Second Vatican Council Resource Guide (Seattle)


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Presentations of Church teaching


The Summa Theologiae of St Thomas Aquinas

Resources for Catholic Church teaching

Points of Catholic Doctrine

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (doctrine and theology)

Blog on matters of Catholic interest and teaching by Fr John Zuhisdorf


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Enquiry into the Catholic Faith

The Catholic Enquiry Centre (Australia)

Enquiry into the Catholic Faith  (England and Wales site)

Inquiry into the Catholic Faith and Evangelization (U.K site: CASE)

Miracles do happen (CASE, England and Wales site)

Want to come back to the Catholic Church after being away? (U.S.A. site)

About the Catholic Faith (Catholic Enquiry site from Ahmedabad, India)

Catholics Come Home (USA)

Ask a Catholic


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Questions of Catholic information

Catholic Information Netword (CIN)

Scripture Catholic

Catholic Answers

Saint Thomas Aquinas Forum of Catholic Theology

Keep the Faith (USA)

Catechetics OnLine

Stories of Conversion to the Catholic Church

Some questions and answers on the Catholic Faith

On the reality and nature of sin

On Hope and Heaven


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Some statements of Bishops


Cardinal Javier Barragan on Leprosy January 2009

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone on the Family January 2009

Cardinal Bertone to the Mexican Bishops on the Laity (Jan 2009)

USA Bishops Conference Letter to Barack Obama, January 2009

The Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist (Oct. 2005): Final message and 50 propositions

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on Catholic Social Teaching and Human Work (September 25, 2006)

Saving Marriage as a fundamental Institution recognized by the State
 (Archbishop of Quebec on Canadian Bill redefining marriage) July 2005

Holy Land Bishops call for peace (January 20, 2006)

Statement on Responsibilities of Catholics in Public Life (U.S. Bishops, March 10, 2006)

Archbishop Stanislaw Rylko on Ecclesiastical Movements and New Communities (March 9, 2006)

Polish Bishops on Embryo Research (June 2006)

New Zealand Bishops on the Environment (September 10, 2006)

Christian leaders on the status of Jerusalem (September 29, 2006)

The Bishop and the Communications Media - Address by Archbishop John Foley (Sept. 2006)

Nigeria's Oil: Boon or Doom? (Address by Archbishop John Onaiyekan, November 2-3, 2006)

The Bishops of Canada on Solidarity in development and peace (May 2007)

The role of the lay faithful by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (August 2007)

What our Times require of Priests - by Archbishop Chaput, July 2007

The Future of Health Care by Cardinal Barragan 2007

On Human Embryo Legislation (early 2008)


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Vatican links on Bioethics
(Consult also Papal Encyclicals - Go to the links on the pages for the Holy See and the Popes)


Pope Paul VI's Encyclical Humanae Vitae (On the Regulation of Birth, July 25, 1968)

On the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons (CDF Cardinal Ratzinger 1986)

Pontifical Academy for Life (Bioethics, etc) (Vatican link, with lists of texts)

Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care (Vatican link, with texts)

Pontifical Council for the Family (Vatican link, with texts)


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Bioethics and abortion


Church's teaching on the family, with associated information (Link from Spain, in English)

Australian Bishops' Committee for Family and for Life

The Archdiocese of Sydney Office for Issues Concerning Life

Addresses given by Bishop Anthony Fisher, Sydney Vicar for Life and Health Issues

Various aspects of Abortion

About Umbert the Unborn

Pro-life search engine

On particular issues of bioethics

On Stem Cell Research

The Catholic Church's Social Teaching (official texts) (The Social Agenda)

USA National Catholic Bioethics Centre   (Link: Moral teaching of the Church applied to life and health)


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