<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1906385056278061&ev=PageView&noscript=1" />
Skip to main content Accessibility feedback

Where can I find original documents defining Church teachings?


Although I know what the Church teaches, I have no idea where to go to find out when and where the Church officially defined its teachings. How can I as a layman find out which councils and papal encyclicals taught a given doctrine? I&#039;d be willing to go to the library and do the research but I wouldn&#039;t know where to begin, nor even if a public library would carry the types of books I&#039;d need (our parish library has nothing that&#039;s helpful). Where can I find such information?


Enjoying this content?  Please support our mission! Donate
By continuing to use this site you agree to our Terms and that you have read our Privacy Policy.