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Catholic Topical Index – Bible reference form

This section was one of the first curated bibliographic sections as well as one of the first to use a resource rather than a dataset for storing the data. Later curated sections include ancient literature, Biblical theologies, and systematic theologies. Later features using resources rather than data sets include Factbook’s lists and “all the <items> in the Bible” labels. As a trailblazer, it not always consistent with the later sections.

From Verbum Help:

Catholic Topical Index Section

The Catholic Topical Index section shows topics related to your passage or topic search. Topics are derived from Verbum’s Catholic Topical Index resource, and the section will only appear if the user has access to the resource. Each topic in this section links to content in the Verbum library that is significant to the Catholic Church. Links include Sacred Scripture, Catholic Church teaching, writings of Church Fathers, and more.

To copy topics from this section into a new document:

1.   Select a document type from the Copy to menu.

2.   Click the small triangle next to a topic to expand it.

3.   Click Copy. A new document will open containing the selected topic and links.[1]

 

Prerequisite reading: Husser, Lydia. Catholic Topical Index: Dataset Documentation. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2017.

Resources included are included indirectly through Jones, Andrew, Robert Klesko, Louis St. Hilaire, and Jason Stellman, eds. Catholic Topical Index. Bellingham, WA: Verbum, 2013. There is no list of the resources included.

Section heading bar

The section heading bar contains the “Save as Passage List” option as in the Ancient Literature guide section.

P10-1 CTI Section Bar Menu

Help provides the usual mouse-over preview and click open of the Verbum Help section.

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Contents

There is a special copy function built into the section which will be discussed in the interactions section below.

The data is arranged in the following hierarchy:

  • Topic (undocumented)
  • Text category (corpus) (documented)
  • Work, author, or text classification as appropriate
  • Specific reference

From documentation:

Categories include:

•  Sacred Scripture: OT and NT texts.

•  Church Teaching: Texts containing Church doctrine and tenets of Catholic faith.

•  Liturgy: Books containing prayers, texts, and instructions for conducting a ritual or service.

•  Canon Law: Documents issued by Church authority that govern Church operation.

•  Ecclesiastical Writers: Authors of foundational Church texts.[2]

P10-3 Content

Note that the Catholic topics are not included in Factbook nor are they documented. However, many of the topics can be found in the Glossary of Catholic Church. Catechism of the Catholic Church. 2nd Ed. Washington, DC: United States Catholic Conference, 2000. For example:

ASCESIS: The practice of penance, mortification, and self-denial to promote greater self-mastery and to foster the way of perfection by embracing the way of the cross (2015).[3]

BAPTISM: The first of the seven sacraments, and the “door” which gives access to the other sacraments. Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of forgiveness of sins because it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification. Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist constitute the “sacraments of initiation” by which a believer receives the remission of original and personal sin, begins a new life in Christ and the Holy Spirit, and is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ. The rite of Baptism consists in immersing the candidate in water, or pouring water on the head, while pronouncing the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (977, 1213 ff.; 1275, 1278).[4]

CHRIST: From the Greek translation of the Hebrew Messiah, which means “anointed.” It became the name proper to Jesus because he accomplished perfectly the divine mission of priest, prophet, and King, signified by his anointing as Messiah, “Christ” (436). See Jesus Christ; Messiah; Anointing.[5]

Interactions on data

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Response

Arrowhead (triangle)

Topic (Catholic)

Click

Expand/contract the section below the heading (1)

Ellipses

Detail references

Click

Expand to show remainder of entries (2)

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Detail reference

Mouse-over

Show preview of content of reference in top priority resource containing the reference; gutter line showing the full (generic) title of the resource (3)

Click

Open the highest priority resource containing the reference to reference (3)

Right click

Open Context Menu on the reference

Drag and drop

Open the highest priority resource containing the reference to reference in the location selected by the user (3)

Blue text

Topic (after see also)

Mouse-over

Show preview of topic entry in Jones, Andrew, Robert Klesko, Louis St. Hilaire, and Jason Stellman, eds. Catholic Topical Index. Bellingham, WA: Verbum, 2013. (4)

Click

Open Jones, Andrew, Robert Klesko, Louis St. Hilaire, and Jason Stellman, eds. Catholic Topical Index. Bellingham, WA: Verbum, 2013 to the specified topic. (4)

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Open Jones, Andrew, Robert Klesko, Louis St. Hilaire, and Jason Stellman, eds. Catholic Topical Index. Bellingham, WA: Verbum, 2013 in the pane of the user’s choice to the specified topic. (4)

(1) Expand/contract arrowhead (triangle)

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(2) expand (ellipses)

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(3) reference detail

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(4) Topic from “see also”

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Copy

Section heading bar menu

While technically not a copy, the save as a passage list on the section heading bar menu serves a similar function.

P10-8 Passage List

The section heading bar menu also offers a copy function (immediately below “Save as a Passage List” – see screenshot above). This copies the data to the clipboard which pastes as:

Catholic Topical Index

Adoption, Spiritual

Sacred Scripture

NT Eph 1:3–6, Ro 8:14–17, 2 Pe 1:3–4, Jn 1:12–18, Ro 6:4, Ga 4:4–7, Mt 6:32, 28:10, Mk 1:1, 11, Lk 1:34, 55, 68, Jn 3:9, 8:29, 17:3, 20:17, Ro 4:25, 8:29, 9:4–5, 11:29, 2 Co 6:18

Church Teaching

Catechism CCC 52, 1, 257, 2009, 654, 1709, 2782, 270, 294, 422, 460, 505, 537, 839, 1077, 1110, 1129, 1197, 1265, 1279, 1996, 2639, 2784, 2798, 2825; Index “Adoption”

Denzinger DS 1546, 3807, SCD 2212

Roman Catechism RC 1.2.9, 4.5, RC 4.9.11

Papal Encyclicals Cum summi 7

Vatican II LG 48, AG 2–9, LG 16, NA 4

Liturgy

Roman Missal PrTm, Good Fri 13

Ecclesiastical Writers

St. Cyprian De orat. dom. 9, 11

St. Cyril of Jerusalem Cyr. Hier., Cat. Lect. 21.1

St. Athanasius Ath., De inc. 54.3

See also: Children of God; Family, Heavenly; Father, God The

Ascesis

Sacred Scripture

OT Ex 17:9–12, 34:28, Dt 9:9, 18, 1 Sa 30:12, 31:13, 2 Sa 1:12, 12:16–17, 1 Ki 19:8, 2 Ki 1:8, 1 Ch 10:12, 2 Ch 20:3, Ezr 8:21–23, 9:1–8, 10:6, Ne 1:4, 9:1, Es 4:3, 16, 9:31, Ps 69:10, 109:24, Is 20:2, Je 36:9, 41:5, Eze 4:1–8, Da 6:18, Joe 1:14, 2:12, 15, Jon 3:5, 7, Zec 7:3, 5, 8:19

NT 2 Ti 4, Mt 11:18–19, Lk 7:33–34, Mt 3:4, 4:2, 6:16–18, 9:14–15, 19:12, Mk 1:6, 2:18–20, Lk 1:15, 2:36–37, 5:33–35, 18:12, Ac 13:2–3, 14:23, 1 Co 9:27, Col 2:20–23, 1 Ti 4:1–4, 8, Re 11:3

Church Teaching

Catechism CCC 2015, 1734, 2340; Glossary “Ascesis”; Index “Ascesis”

Papal Encyclicals Sac. cael. 78

Papal Documents RP 4, PDV 28, VC 8, 38, 103

Ecclesiastical Writers

St. Augustine Conf. 10.29.40

See also: Penance; Mortification; Fasting

Baptism

Christ

Confession

Contrition

Divinity

Evangelist

Father, God The

Forgiveness

Gospels, The Four

Holy Spirit

John the Baptist

Prophecy

Revelation

Son of God

Theophany

Trinity

Copy to function

The Copy to function built into the Catholic Topical Index allows copying into the following formats:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • LibreOffice Writer
  • WordPad
  • Passage List

P10-9 Copy Options

Note that the Copy command is at the topic level allowing the user to limit the content to a single topic.

P10-10 Copy Action Location

Clicking on Copy results in the following data being added to the active Microsoft Word document. (I’ve added an indent to set it apart.)

Adoption, Spiritual

Sacred Scripture

NT Eph 1:3–6, Ro 8:14–17, 2 Pe 1:3–4, Jn 1:12–18, Ro 6:4, Ga 4:4–7, Mt 6:32, 28:10, Mk 1:1, 11, Lk 1:34, 55, 68, Jn 3:9, 8:29, 17:3, 20:17, Ro 4:25, 8:29, 9:4–5, 11:29, 2 Co 6:18

Church Teaching

Catechism CCC 52, 1, 257, 2009, 654, 1709, 2782, 270, 294, 422, 460, 505, 537, 839, 1077, 1110, 1129, 1197, 1265, 1279, 1996, 2639, 2784, 2798, 2825; Index “Adoption”

Denzinger DS 1546, 3807, SCD 2212

Roman Catechism RC 1.2.9, 4.5, RC 4.9.11

Papal Encyclicals Cum summi 7

Vatican II LG 48, AG 2–9, LG 16, NA 4

Liturgy

Roman Missal PrTm, Good Fri 13

Ecclesiastical Writers

St. Cyprian De orat. dom. 9, 11

St. Cyril of Jerusalem Cyr. Hier., Cat. Lect. 21.1

St. Athanasius Ath., De inc. 54.3

See also: Children of God; Family, Heavenly; Father, God The

Note that the see also topics are not linked.

Search

This section depends on curated data with attributes not exposed to the user.

Supplemental materials

As Catholic Topics are not included in Factbook, there are no supplemental materials. The one relationship to remember is the definition of many of the topics in the glossary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.



[1] Verbum Help (Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2018).

[2] Lydia Husser, Catholic Topical Index: Dataset Documentation (Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2017).

[3] Catholic Church, Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Ed. (Washington, DC: United States Catholic Conference, 2000), 867.

[4] Catholic Church, Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Ed. (Washington, DC: United States Catholic Conference, 2000), 867.

[5] Catholic Church, Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Ed. (Washington, DC: United States Catholic Conference, 2000), 870.

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