New Catholic Encyclopedia: Supplement 2009, 2009 Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414464134
  • ISBN-13: 9781414464138
  • DDC: 282.03
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009 focuses on two themes: the Church and Science and the Church in the United States. It features 185 signed, peer-reviewed entries, some of which are updates to past New Catholic Encyclopedia entries but many of which are brand new. Regarding the theme of the Church and Science, the supplement examines scientific and bioethical topics such as intelligent design, brain death, assisted nutrition, cloning, and reproductive technology. As pertains to the theme of the Church in the United States, the supplement highlights events and statistics, such as the local ecclesial responses to sex abuse cases and the rapid growth of ethnic populations. The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd edition, published in partnership with  the Catholic University of America, is a 15-volume set with supplements, which focuses on relevant, high-interest areas of Catholic life. Volumes and supplements in the set are also available for purchase separately.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes in-depth introductions, annotated tables of contents, chronologies, bibliographies and comprehensive indexes.
  • Photographs illuminate the text.
  • The volume includes a comprehensive index.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414475268 | ISBN-13: 9781414475264


"This is a comprehensive and timely guide to the old and new challenges and direction of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church at the start of the third Christian millenium." -- ARBA (2002)


"A useful reference 'workhorse,' and this updated content - especially in the area of science - is sorely needed. This resource is recommended for all academic libraries and large public libraries."--Online Journal of the American Theological Library Association December 2009

— Elyse Hayes