This volume contains for its limited purposes an adequate number of entries of terms relating to Roman Catholic doctrine, practice, devotion and organization, arranged in alphabetical order. Nominal definitions are not the author's goal, but simple and succinct explanations. The technical and the specialized are avoided in the interest of general practicality. Short biographical sketches of some of the most popular saints, a list of Popes (with dates) and a catalogue of papal encyclicals of the past hundred years are appended to the dictionary. A very handy work of reference concerning things Catholic for high school students and for anyone interested in or in need of short and accurate explanations of Catholic beliefs, morals, worship and organization.