First published in 1817 by P.J. Kenedy & Sons, The Official Catholic Directory® is the most authoritative resource available today. The new 2013 Edition provides Clergy and Non-Clergy members with the most up-to-date personnel changes, new appointments and assignments, and updated contact information for all 210 (arch) dioceses in the United States and the hundreds of (arch) dioceses around the world.
Features of the 2013 Edition includes:
- Thoroughly updated (arch) diocesan entries, confirmed and approved by each (arch) diocese
- Listings for Religious Orders of Men and Women, Missionary Activities and Foreign Missions
- A detailed User's Guide and Glossary with definitions
- Valuable statistics for the 210 (arch) dioceses including two Apostolates, and one Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei, with a detailed General Summary in the index
- E-mail and web site information for Catholic institutions, where available
- A map detailing Catholic (arch) diocesan and province boundaries in the United States
- A Products & Services Guide advertising goods specific to the Catholic Church and its patrons
- An Index that lists priests alphabetically for easier and faster access
- A Necrology Index
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Edmund Cardinal Szoka
President Emeritus of Vatican City State
Archbishop Emeritus of Detroit
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Monsignor Roger C. Roensch
Former Director, Bishopís Office for U.S. Visitors to the Vatican,
Pontifical North American College, Rome Italy
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Sister Ladonna Kassmeyer
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
"The Official Catholic Directory is an indispensible tool for keeping up-to-date with the church in the U.S. All the priests and all the chancery office personnel in the U.S. use it. With as much as priests move around, itís amazing how accurate this book remains. Iíve never had a bad address, phone number or contact information from it. You go into any rectory or any church office, that book is there. Now that I know about the CARA study, Iím especially looking forward to the new edition!"
Father Chris Heath
St. Edward the Confessor Parish, Dana Point, CA
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