New Advent

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Cover page of 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1.

New Advent is an online version of the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia.

In 1993, Kevin Knight, then a 26-year-old resident of Denver, Colorado, was inspired, during the visit of Pope John Paul II to that city for World Youth Day, to launch a project to publish the 1913 edition of the encyclopedia on the Internet. Knight founded the website New Advent to house the undertaking. Volunteers from the United States, Canada, France and Brazil helped in the transcription of the original material. The site went online in 1995 and transcription efforts stopped in 1997.[1]

It contains versions of documents and links to Catholic doctrines and apologetics. It also includes a list of the topmost Catholic websites that receive the most web traffic and a blog that focuses on major issues in the Catholic Church.


  1. ^ "Online Catholic Encyclopedia Completed". Catholic Online. June 26, 2000. 

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