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Table of Contents

Index 5
Special Supplement: The Third Millennium of the Church 26
Part 1 News and Events
Year in Review: September 1998-August 1999 33
Deaths 76
Special Reports 78
Papal Trips 78
Croatia 78
Mexico City and St. Louis 80
Romania 83
Poland 86
Fides et Ratio 92
Synod for Oceania 98
Doctrinal Meeting at Menlo Park 99
The Columbine Tragedy 100
Archbishop Chaput's Statement 100
Pope John Paul II's Statement 100
Ban on Religious 101
Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue: The Gift of Authority 102
Catholic-Lutheran Declaration on Justification 102
Life Issues at the Threshold of the Third Millennium 103
Living the Gospel of Life 103
U.S. Abortion Practice 104
Key Abortion Decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court 104
Federal Legislation 105
United Nations Abortion Policy 105
New Reproductive Technologies 106
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide 106
Meetings of U.S. Bishops 1998-1999 106
Part 2 The Teachings of the Catholic Church
Doctrine of the Catholic Church 108
Catechism of the Catholic Church 108
Lumen Gentium 110
Pope, Teaching Authority, Collegiality 113
Revelation 114
The Bible 117
Books of the Bible 119
Interpretation of the Bible 125
Apostles and Evangelists 126
Apostolic Fathers, Fathers, Doctors 128
Creeds 130
Christian Morality 131
Christian Morality Is Life in Christ 131
The Ten Commandments 132
Moral Teachings of Pope John Paul II 133
Veritatis Splendor 133
Evangelium Vitae 135
Catholic Social Doctrine 135
History of Catholic Social Doctrine 135
Gaudium et Spes 136
Sodal Doctrine under Pope John Paul II 137
Laborem Exercens (1981) 137
Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (1987) 138
Centesimus Annus (1991) 138
Sodo-Economic Statements by Bishops 139
Blessed Virgin Mary 141
The Role of Mary 141
Redemptoris Mater 143
Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary 144
Events at Medjugorje 145
Glossary 146
The Church Calendar 179
The Roman Calendar 179
Table of Movable Feasts 181
2000 Calendar 183
Holy Days and Other Observances 189
Aspects of the Holy Year Calendar 192
Liturgical Life of the Church 193
Mass, Eucharistic Sacrifice, Banquet 196
Liturgical Developments 201
Pope John Paul II on Liturgical Renewal 206
The Sacraments of the Church 207
Baptism 208
Confirmation 209
Eucharist 210
Penance 211
Anointing of the Sick 212
Holy Orders 213
Matrimony 215
Marriage Doctrine 215
Humanae Vitae 216
Marriage Laws 217
Mixed Marriages 219
Ministry for Divorced, Remarried 219
Saints 221
Saints -- Patrons and Intercessors 229
Part 3 The Church Universal
Church History 233
Dates, Events in Catholic History 233
Ecumenical Councils 244
The Papacy and the Holy See 246
Pope John Paul II 246
Popes of the Catholic Church 250
Avignon Papacy 254
Great Western Schism 255
Popes of the Twentieth Century 255
Papal Encyclicals - 1740 to Present 260
Canonizations by Leo XIII & Successors 265
Beatifications By Pope John Paul II 267
Roman Curia 268
Vatican City State 274
Diplomatic Activities of the Holy See 277
Representatives of the Holy See 277
Diplomats to the Holy See 281
U.S.-Holy See Relations 282
Pontifical Academies 284
Hierarchy of the Catholic Church 286
Organization and Government 286
Synod of Bishops 288
College of Cardinals 290
Cardinals' Biographies and Statistics 291
Cardinal Basil Hume, O.S.B. 306
The Universal Church 307
The Church Throughout the World 307
Catholic World Statistics 345
Episcopal Conferences 346
International Catholic Organizations 349
Pope John Paul II's Address for World Day of Peace 352
Eastern Catholic Churches 353
Jurisdictions and Faithful 354
Statistics 355
Eastern Catholic Churches in U.S. 358
Byzantine Divine Liturgy 359
Byzantine Calendar 359
Byzantine Features 360
John Paul II's Homily for Greek Catholics 361
The Catholic Church in the U.S. 362
U.S. Catholic History 362
U.S. Catholic Chronology 367
Missionaries to the Americas 378
Franciscan Missions 380
American Catholics of the Past 381
Catholics in the U.S. Government 393
Church-State Relations in the U.S. 395
Decisions of the Supreme Court 395
Religion in Public Schools 398
Church Tax Exemption 398
United States Hierarchy 400
Jurisdictions, Hierarchy, Statistics 400
Ecclesiastical Provinces 400
Archdioceses, Dioceses, Archbishops, Bishops 401
Chancery Offices 410
Biographies of American Bishops 414
Bishop-Brothers 437
U.S. Bishops Overseas 437
Retired/Resigned U.S. Prelates 437
Cathedrals in the United States 438
Basilicas in the United States and Canada 440
Basilica of the National Shrine 440
Shrines in the United States 441
National Catholic Conferences 444
NCCB-USCC Regions 444
NCCB 444
United States Catholic Conference 445
State Catholic Conferences 446
Catholic Relief Services 447
Campaign for Human Development 447
NCCB Labor Day Statement 447
Statistics of the Church in the U.S. 448
Statistics of the Church in the U.S. 448
Catholics in the Total U.S. Population 449
Catholic Population, U.S. 451
Receptions into the Church, U.S. 455
Hispanic, Black, and Native-American Catholics 457
Hispanic Catholics in the U.S. 457
Black Catholics in the U.S. 459
Native-American Catholics 460
Missionary Activity of the Church 461
Overseas Missions 461
Missionary Bishops 461
U.S. Catholic Mission Association 462
Home Missions 462
Message for World Mission Sunday 463
The Catholic Church in Canada 464
Background 464
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions 465
Conference of Catholic Bishops 468
Canadian Shrines 469
Statistical Summary of the Church 470
The Catholic Church in Mexico 472
Background 472
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions 474
Conference of Catholic Bishops 477
Statistical Summary of the Church 478
Part 4 The Life of the Church in the World
Consecrated Life 480
Religious Institutes of Men (U.S.) 481
Membership Religious Institutes of Men 489
Religious Institutes of Women (U.S.) 490
Organizations of Religious 507
Secular Institutes 508
Third Orders 510
Additional Statistics 511
Apostolates and Ministries 512
Laity in the Church 512
Special Apostolates and Groups 513
Catholic Youth Organizations 514
Campus Ministry 515
College Societies 515
Associations, Movements, Societies 516
Opus Dei 523
Knights of Columbus 524
Catholic Social Services 525
Social Services Organizations 525
Other Social Services 526
Facilities for Retired and Aged Persons 528
Facilities for Disabled Children, Adults 537
Retreats, Spiritual Renewal Programs 542
Education 547
Legal Status of Catholic Education 547
Catholic School Statistics 548
Catholic Universities, Colleges in U.S. 553
Diocesan, Interdiocesan Seminaries 557
World and U.S. Seminary Statistics 559
Pontifical Universities 559
Ecclesiastical Faculties 560
Pontifical Universities and Institutes in Rome 562
Inter Munera Academiarum 562
Catholic Communications 563
Catholic Press Statistics 563
Newspapers 563
Magazines 567
Newsletters 572
Books 574
Canadian Catholic Publications 575
International Catholic Periodicals 575
Catholic News Agencies 576
Radio, Television, Theater 577
Roman Catholic Internet Sites 578
Honors and Awards 579
1999 CPA Awards 580
1999 Christopher Awards 581
Ecumenism, Interreligious Dialogue 582
Ecumenism 582
Directory on Ecumenism 584
Ecumenical Agencies 584
Ecumenical Reports, Statements 587
Separated Eastern Churches 589
The Orthodox Church 589
Ancient Churches of the East 590
Christological Declaration 591
Common Declaration 592
Pope's Message to Karekin I 593
Reformation Churches 594
Protestant Churches in the U.S. 595
Interreligious Dialogue 599
Judaism 599
Islam 603
Hinduism and Buddhism 605
Ad Limina Apostolorum 606
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