Table of Contents
- Navigation—Getting Around on this Web Site
- On Line References
- Reference Notes (on this site)
- Books of the Bible — Table Display — PDF Format
- Abbreviations used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church — PDF Format
Getting Around on this Web Site
The content of this web site is organized within similar groups. Because there are many content items with direct and indirect relationships, links among the items are established to move from one to another. These links take the form of images, color-underlined text, a group of buttons as a Common Navigation Menu and context function action buttons.
Links can take you to a completely different web site, another document page on this web site or another document location on the same page.
Often it is convenient to use browser utilites like the vertical scroll bar or the keyboard arrow and pagination keys to move up or down within a document. At times, it is more convienent to use the BACK control of the browser vs. moving vertically within a document to find a link.
When moving your mouse over some images, the mouse pointer will change its displayed form to identify the image is a link. This "mouse-over" method is used on the Common Button Menu and selected images throughout the web site.
Icon & Embedded Image Navigation
Graphic images can contain links. There are four icon image links at the top right on the Home document. These links take you to external web sites. In addition there are two Bible image links near the bottom of the document.
- This link will take you to the Vatican—The Holy See web site.
- This link will take you to the web site of the Oblates of St. Joseph—Holy Spouses Province.
- This link will take you to the web site of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- This link will take you to the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Vatican web site.
Images can also be embedded within text paragraphs. On the Pentecost Devotion document, there is an image link, , embedded within the text. This link takes you to a different location on this web site where you will find a document about the sacramental economy of the Church.
There are also images posted alongside the left or right of text paragraphs throughout the site that link to other locations. When the mouse pointer moves over an image associated with a link, the pointer changes shape. This example of an graphic icon navigation link to the Eternal Word Television Network web site can be found to the right of this paragraph.
Common Navigation Menu
This Common Navigation Menu appears on major pages of this web site. If it does not display on a document, use the browser BACK control to move onto a document page with the Common Navigation Menu display.
A Context Button is labeled with the purpose of the function executed when the button is selected.
The traditional way to link within hypertext documents, such as this web site, is to use colored, underlind text. On this site blue is used for both text links and paragraph headings. Text links are color and underlined. Blue (pale) or Blue (dark) text, including headings with no underline are not links. Text that is NOT COLORED is NOT A LINK even if underlined. Example text links are New American Bible and CCC for the Catechism of the Catholic Church which you will encounter at various locations throughout this web site.
Word Look Up
Look Up Instructions
Throughout this site you will find some prose with a reference to external documents. The reference is the smaller (75% of normal size) text immediately following the prose. It typically takes the form of a document name and location within the named document.
The abbreviation cf. is used for the word confer. It means to compare or consult. Thus cf. is often used by authors in the text of their article or book to refer to other material which may provide auxiliary information or arguments to the understanding of theirs.
Paragraphs quoted from a particular Church document begin with a number on the left margin which is the reference of the paragraph within the document. Most quoted text on this web site is from the CCC. Numbered paragraphs from other sources will be identifed by the document name and may include section symbol marker "§" preceeding the paragraph number.
EXAMPLEFollowing the text of this example is a reference to a Vatican II document Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy paragraph six. Cf. SC 6.
Following the text of this example is a reference to a Vatican II document Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy paragraph six.—Vatican II, Sacrosanctum concilium § 6 (1963)
The following is paragraph fourteen from Sacrosanctum concilium and has an embedded reference to the New Testament, First Letter of Peter, chapter two, verse nine and another reference to 1 Peter, chapter two, verses four through five.
EXAMPLE14. Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian people as "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a redeemed people" 1 Pet. 2:9; cf. 2:4-5, is their right and duty by reason of their baptism.—Vatican II, Sacrosanctum concilium (1963)
Some portions of content on this web site are quoted from various sources; consequently, abbreviations used throughout this web site may vary. For example, in the Catechism of the Catholic Church the book of Micah of the Old Testament is abbreviated "Mic" and the book of Zechariah is abbreviated "Zech". In the Saint Joseph Edition of The New American Bible, Micah is abbreviated "Mi" and Zachariah is "Zec".
The following abbreviations are used for the books of the Bible as defined within the Saint Joseph Edition of The New American Bible:
|Old Testament||New Testament|
|The Pentateuch||The Gospels|
|Acts||Acts of the Apostles|
|The Historical Books|
|Jgs||Judges||New Testament Letters|
|1 Sm||1 Samuel||1 Cor||1 Corinthians|
|2 Sm||2 Samuel||2 Cor||2 Corinthians|
|1 Kgs||1 Kings||Gal||Galatians|
|2 Kgs||2 Kings||Eph||Ephesians|
|1 Chr||1 Chronicles||Phil||Philippians|
|2 Chr||2 Chronicles||Col||Colossians|
|Ezr||Ezra||1 Thes||1 Thessalonians|
|Neh||Nehemiah||2 Thes||2 Thessalonians|
|Tb||Tobit||1 Tm||1 Timothy|
|Jdt||Judith||2 Tm||2 Timothy|
|1 Mc||1 Maccabees||Phlm||Philemon|
|2 Mc||2 Maccabees||Heb||Hebrews|
|The Wisdom Books||The Catholic Letters|
|Ps||Psalms||1 Pt||1 Peter|
|Prv||Proverbs||2 Pt||2 Peter|
|Eccl||Ecclesiastes||1 Jn||1 John|
|Song||Song of Songs||2 Jn||2 John|
|Wis||Wisdom||3 Jn||3 John|
|The Prophetic Books||Rv||Revelation|