The Original Catholic Encyclopedia

The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church, also referred to as the Old Catholic Encyclopedia and the Original Catholic Encyclopedia, is an English-language encyclopedia published in the United States. The first volume appeared in March 1907 and the last three volumes appeared in 1912, followed by a master index volume in 1914 and later supplementary volumes. It was designed "to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine".

The Catholic Encyclopedia was published by Robert Appleton Company, a publishing company incorporated at New York in February 1905 for the express purpose of publishing the encyclopedia. The five members of the encyclopedia's Editorial Board also served as the directors of the company. In 1912 the company's name was changed to The Encyclopedia Press. Publication of the encyclopedia's volumes was the sole business conducted by the company during the project's lifetime. - source: wikipedia

THE ORIGINAL CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA 1907-1914 'Special Knights of Columbus Edition'


Vol. I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV

This rare hard-to-find original set is available online but may have modified important entries from the original printed version, so to preserve history, here are the originals. The creation of this set was supervised by the Knights of Columbus, a questionable outfit at best. One significant feature is the absence of any entry for “Holy Spirit” which is the name used in the anathematizing Novus Ordo Masonic Baptism. Right-click on the link, then “save as” to download to your hard drive. Volume IX is missing from this set due to “questionable content.” It simply is not available on the internet. To remedy this, the Fátima Movement has made available the other version of this set, the “Standard Edition”, which itself has these missing entries from this Knights of Columbus in Volumes VIII, IX and X (the two sets do not start and end on the same subjects in every volume, so some topics may be pushed to an adjacent volume). The Fátima Movement offers both for this reason.


Selected highlights from the 1907-1914 Catholic Encyclopedia on the Illuminati and Freemasonry can be seen here:

Baptism | Exorcism | Masonry | Illuminati | Mass | Hail | Holy | Baal | Challoner | Intention | Sacraments