This is a Catholic Reading Room

You can expect to find here a great variety of catechetical resources and official documents of the Roman Catholic Church.

A Simple Catechism of the Catholic Faith

Compiled by Mgr. John Elliott, this simple catechism, in question and answer format, is a modern alternative to the ever popular penny catechism.

Some Basics of Catholic Life

Approved by the Council of Priests of Southwark Diocese, these simple statements of Catholic Faith, sum up our basic responsibilities.

Official Church Documents

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

This extensive document of the universal Church "is given ... that it may be a sure and authentic reference for teaching catholic doctrine and particularly for preparing local catechisms."

Browse the Catechism of the Catholic Church (linked directly to the Congregation for the Clergy in Rome).

The Vatican Archives

Browse through the official documents of the Universal Church (linked directly to the Vatican Website)

Bishops Conference of England and Wales

Browse through the official documents of the Local Church (linked directly to the Bishops' Conference Website)