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An informational catalog, or several catalogs, about Catholic Church.

For list of popes see Papacy/Timelines.

Catholic Bible

Books of the scriptures as listed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (official English translation, paragraph 120).

  • The Old Testament: 46 books (45 if Jeremiah and Lamentations are counted as 1)
    • Genesis
    • Exodus
    • Leviticus
    • Numbers
    • Deuteronomy
    • Joshua
    • Judges
    • Ruth
    • 1 and 2 Samuel
    • 1 and 2 Kings
    • 1 and 2 Chronicles
    • Ezra and Nehemiah
    • Tobit
    • Judith
    • Esther
    • 1 and 2 Maccabees
    • Job
    • Psalms
    • Proverbs
    • Ecclesiastes
    • the Song of Songs
    • the Wisdom of Solomon
    • Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)
    • Isaiah
    • Jeremiah
    • Lamentations
    • Baruch
    • Ezekiel
    • Daniel
    • Hosea
    • Joel
    • Amos
    • Obadiah
    • Jonah
    • Micah
    • Nahum
    • Habakkuk
    • Zephaniah
    • Haggai
    • Zechariah
    • and Malachi
  • The New Testament: 27 books
    • the Gospels according to
      • Matthew
      • Mark
      • Luke
      • and John
    • the Acts of the Apostles
    • the Letters of St Paul to
      • the Romans
      • 1 and 2 Corinthians
      • Galatians
      • Ephesians
      • Philippians
      • Colossians
      • 1 and 2 Thessalonians
      • 1 and 2 Timothy
      • Titus
      • Philemon
    • the Letter to the Hebrews
    • the Letters of
      • James
      • 1 and 2 Peter
      • 1, 2 and 3 John
      • and Jude
    • and Revelation (the Apocalypse)

For comparison of different Bibles see Books of the Bible.

Ecumenical councils

The Roman Catholic Church recognizes 21 ecumenical councils. The Eastern Orthodox Church recognizes only the first 7, the Oriental Orthodox Church only the first 3, and the Church of the East only the first 2.

  1. 1st Nicaea (now in Turkey) 325
  2. 1st Constantinople 381
  3. Ephesus 431
  4. Chalcedon (now in Turkey) 451
  5. 2nd Constantinople 553
  6. 3rd Constantinople 680/1 (the Eastern Orthodox Church regards the Quinisext Council of Trullo in 692 as a continuation of this council)
  7. 2nd Nicaea 787
  8. 4th Constantinople 869/70
  9. 1st Lateran (in Rome) 1123
  10. 2nd Lateran 1139
  11. 3rd Lateran 1179
  12. 4th Lateran 1215
  13. 1st Lyons 1245
  14. 2nd Lyons 1274
  15. Vienne (France) 1311/12
  16. Constance 1414-18
  17. Basel/Ferrara/Florence/Rome 1431-45 (when the Pope moved the council from Basel to Ferrara, a rebel group stayed at Basel; this continuation is not recognized)
  18. 5th Lateran 1512-17
  19. Trent (Italy) 1545-63
  20. 1st Vatican 1869/70
  21. 2nd Vatican 1962-5

Autonomous churches

The Roman Catholic Church consists of 23 autonomous (sui juris) churches under the Pope, classified as follows.

  • Western/Latin/Roman 98%
  • Eastern 2%
    • Byzantine/Constantinopolitan 8,840,000
      • Albanian
      • Belarussian
      • Bulgarian
      • Greek
      • Hungarian
      • Italo-Albanian
      • Križevci (in former Yugoslavia)
      • Macedonian
      • Melchite (Middle East)
      • Roumanian
      • Russian
      • Ruthenian
      • Slovak
      • Ukrainian
    • East Syrian 3,356,814
      • Chaldaean
      • Syro-Malabar (India)
    • Antiochian 2,558,285
      • Malankar (India)
      • Maronite (Lebanon)
      • Syriac
    • Alexandrian 271,134
      • Coptic (Egypt)
      • Ethiopic
    • Armenian 142,853

Doctors of the Church

  • Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, 315-68
  • Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria, 297-373
  • Ephraim the Syrian, deacon, 306-73
  • Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (now in Turkey), 329-79
  • Cyril, Patriarch of Jerusalem, 315-87
  • Gregory Nazianzen, Patriarch of Constantinople, 330-90
  • Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, 340-97
  • John Chrysostom, Patriarch of Constantinople, 347-407
  • Jerome, Dalmatian monk and priest, 343-420
  • Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (now in Algeria), 354-430
  • Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, 376-444
  • Peter Chrysologus, Archbishop of Ravenna, 400-450
  • Leo the Great, Pope, 400-461
  • Gregory the Great, Pope, 540-604
  • Isidore, Archbishop of Seville, 560-636
  • Bede, monk and priest of Jarrow (England), 673-735
  • John of Damascus, monk and priest, 675-749
  • Gregory of Narek (Armenia), monk, 951–1003
  • Peter Damian, Cardinal Bishop of Ostia, 1007-72
  • Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1033-1109
  • Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux (France), 1090-1153
  • Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen (Germany), c. 1098-1179
  • Anthony of Padua, Franciscan friar and priest, 1195-1231
  • Thomas Aquinas (Thomas of Aquino (Italy)), Dominican friar and priest, 1225-74
  • Bonaventure, Cardinal Bishop of Albano, 1217-74
  • Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus), Bishop of Ratisbon (Regensburg), 1200-1280
  • Catherine of Siena, Dominican tertiary, 1347-80
  • John of Ávila (Spain), priest, 1500-1569
  • Teresa, Prioress of Ávila, 1515-82
  • John of the Cross, Vicar Provincial of the Carmelites in Spain, 1542-91
  • Peter Canisius, Dutch Jesuit, 1521-97
  • Lawrence of Brindisi, Vicar General of the Capuchins, 1559-1619
  • Robert Bellarmine, Cardinal Archbishop of Capua, 1542-1621
  • Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, 1567-1622
  • Alphonso Liguori, Bishop of St Agata dei Goti, 1696-1787
  • Thérèse, Mistress of Novices at Lisieux (France), 1873-97