See these legally free ebooks:
- The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church, in 16 volumes, edited by Charles G. Herbermann, Ph.D., LL.D., Edward A. Pace, Ph.D., D.D., and Conde B Pallen, Ph.D., LL.D. (New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907; The Encyclopedia Press, 1913). With Imprimatur.
- May be read online on this page at New Advent (copyright Kevin Knight, 2012), with active links to other relevant articles and to relevant Bible passages; on this page at e-Catholic 2000 (copyright 1999-2016, e-Catholic2000.com); on this page at CatholiCity; at Catholic Online; and at Wikisource.
- The individual volumes may be downloaded in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobu, etc.) from the links at the Online Books Page.
- N.B.1, Catholic Online rightly notes that: “The Catholic Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive resource on Catholic teaching, history, and information ever gathered in all of human history.” As the original Preface states:
- “The Catholic Encyclopedia, as its name implies, proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine. 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 come within the scope of The Catholic Encyclopedia… 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.”
- N.B.2, Note that, although the original texts may be in the public domain, the online editions may be subject to copyright. Kindly observe the relevant laws when quoting or otherwise using them.
On the Feast of St. Isidore of Seville in the one true Church. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).
O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)