Official Church Documents and Organizations Links

Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario

The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario is the association of the Catholic bishops in the Province of Ontario in the service of Catholics of Ontario. By its very nature, the ACBO is a forum where the Bishops of Ontario reflect together and collaborate on projects to proclaim, celebrate and live the Good News of Jesus Christ in our province. It is an instrument of the collegiality that binds Bishops with each other under the leadership of the Bishop of Rome in a common purpose, a common mission, a common faith. The ACBO is one of  four regional assemblies of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, which is located in Ottawa. The CCCB is the national association of all Catholic bishops of Canada. – from the website.

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is the national assembly of the Bishops of Canada. It was founded in 1943 and officially recognized by the Holy See in 1948. After the Second Vatican Council (1962–65), it became part of a worldwide network of Episcopal Conferences, established in 1965, as an integral part of the life of the universal Church. Other national and regional federations of Bishops’ conferences:

Catechism Of The Catholic Church

This web site is an on-line version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church published by It is a search engine available both in English and Spanish. It serves as a good reference where one can find the position of the Catholic Church on different issues. This web site is useful for students who do not own a hard copy of the Catechism and are asked to do a research paper or a presentation on controversial topics, such as abortion or euthanasia. — J. Koprianiuk

The Code of Canon Law

Canon Law is a code of ecclesiastical laws governing the Catholic Church. In the Latin or Western Church, the governing code is the 1983 Code of Canon Law, a revision of the 1917 Code of Canon Law. A separate but parallel Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, issued in 1990, governs the Eastern Catholic churches. That document was the first comprehensive code of church law governing all Eastern Catholic churches. – USCCB

Compendium of the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church

“I am pleased to present the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, which, according to the request received from the Holy Father, has been drawn up in order to give a concise but complete overview of the Church’s social teaching.” – from the presentation of the document.

Institute for Catholic Education

The Ontario Institute for Catholic Education brings together, works with, and assists organizations that share responsibility for English Catholic education in their efforts to promote and maintain publicly-funded Catholic schools animated by the Gospel and reflecting the tenets of the Catholic faith.

Papal Encyclicals Online

Your guide to online Papal and other official documents of the Catholic Church. Although not an official site, it has an extensive catalogue of Papal documents

Documents Of Vatican II or Vatican II Document

Vatican: The Holy See

Vatican Online. This is the main Vatican website delivered in a multiple of languages and deals with a multitude of Catholic issues including education and the difficulties that we encounter at the threshold of the third Millennium. It also provides Catholic news, a library and information on the Vatican City State. -Lucia Cefis

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