New Catholic Encyclopedia
The most authoritative source for all things Catholic and for the Catholic perspective on a huge diversity of topics. Topics include such hot contemporary issues as abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies as well as a wide range of historical and biographical topics. Contemporary religious figures, thousands of photos, maps, and illustrations, and completely updated bibliographical citations are featured. The 15th volume is a cumulative index to the entire encyclopedia. Consult the older sources given below for new information as well as for evolving perspectives.
All time periods.
The New Catholic Encyclopedia , 2 nd edition, 2003, 15 vols., Lockwood Reference Collection BX841.N44 2003.
See also The Catholic Encyclopedia , 1907, 16 vols. ( http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/index.html ), also Lockwood Reference Collection BX841.C25 and The New Catholic Encyclopedia , 1967, 17 vols., through SUNY Connect NetLibrary Collection ( http://www.netlibrary.com/ ), also Lockwood Book Collection BX841.N39.