This is the 1909 Catholic Encyclopedia, consisting of over 12,000 articles. All the articles are cross-linked to each other and the updated Douay-Rheims English version of the Bible.
This app version includes a text-to-speech option and the original graphics. It also includes the Summa Theologiea and the Bible as extra references.
The Catholic Encyclopedia, as its name implies, proposes to give its readers a full set and authoritative information on the full cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine. Exactly what the Church teaches and has taught; what she has done and is still doing for the highest welfare of mankind; her methods, past and present; her struggles, her triumphs, and the achievements of her members, not only for her own immediate benefit, but for the broadening and deepening of all true science, literature and art - all these come within the scope of the Catholic Encyclopedia. It differs from the general encyclopedia in omitting facts and information which do not have a relation to the Church. On the other hand, it is not exclusively a church encyclopedia, nor is it limited to the doings of church. It records all that Catholics have done, not only in behalf of charity and morals, but also for the intellectual and artistic development of mankind. It chronicles what Catholic artists, educators, poets, scientists and men of action have achieved in their several provinces.
Designed to present its readers with the full body of Catholic teaching, the Encyclopedia contains not only precise statements of what the Church has defined, but also an impartial record of different views of acknowledged authority on all disputed questions. In all things the object of the Encyclopedia is to give the whole truth without prejudice, national, political or factional. In the determination of the truth the most recent and acknowledged scientific methods are employed, and the results of the latest research in theology, philosophy, history, apologetics, archaeology, and other sciences are given careful consideration.
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