Hardon, John A. Modem Catholic Dictionary. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1980. xiii, 635p. LC 77-82945. ISBN 01385-12162-8.
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Defines over 5,000 items "dealing with Catholic faith, worship, morals, history, canon law, and spirituality" (Introduction). Biographies are not covered. An Appendix contains the Creed, a list of popes, ecclesiastical calendars for the Roman and Byzantine rites and a list of U.S. and Canadian religious orders. "A distorted and unattractive picture of the modern Catholic Church. The modern Catholic dictionary still waits to be written" (America CXLII [April 26, 1980], p. 365).

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