The following includes the full bibliographical citations for any in-text references made throughout this site, excluding the banned books per se, which are fully cited, often in multiple editions, in their respective blog posts.

Hyperlinked titles direct to search results for print copies available in academic, public, and other libraries worldwide (based on proximity to your preferred Zip code).

Links to full-text online versions are provided where available.

Ambrosini, M.L. and Willis, M., The Secret Archives of the Vatican. New York: Little Brown & Co., 1969.

BBC, “How many Roman Catholics are there in the world?” BBC News, 2013. Online: Accessed 10 May 2015.

Burke, R.A., What is the Index? Milwaukee, WI: Bruce, 1952.

Cadegan, U.M., All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America. Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University Press, 2013.

Catholic News Service/U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, “Movie Reviews.” Catholic News Service, 2015. Online: Accessed 3 May 2015.

Catholicus, “Some Recent Discussions of Modernism.” The American Journal of Theology, vol. 13, no. 2, 1909, pp. 304–308. JSTOR,

Christian Century, “The Index Becomes an Appendix.” Christian Century, 83(19), 608-609, 1966.

de Bujanda, J.M. et al., Eds., Index des Livres Interdits, Vol. XI: Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 1600-1966. Montréal, Canada: Médiaspaul; Geneva, Switzerland: Librairie Droz, 2002. Online:

De Vito, C., The Second Vatican Council at a Glance: Summary of the Documents of the Second Vatican Council. Lucknow, India: St. Paul Publications, 1966.

Doyle, R.P., Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010-2017.

Gardiner, H. C., Catholic Viewpoint on Censorship. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1958.

Hurley, T., A Commentary on the Present Index Legislation. Dublin, Belfast, Cork: Browne and Nolan, Limited, 1907.

Jensen, K., “The D Train.” Catholic News Service, 2015. Online: Accessed 9 May 2015.

Knox, E., Book Banning in 21st-Century America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

Kugelmann, R., “Imprimi potest: Roman Catholic Censoring of Psychology and Psychoanalysis in the Early 20th Century.” History of the Human Sciences 27 (Dec. 2014): 74-90, 2014. DOI:10.1177/0952695114530980.

Kusukawa, S., “Galileo and Books.” Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, 1999. Online: Accessed 7 May 2015.

Lee, C.T., "Contemporary Catholic Attitudes towards Censorship for Catholics" (Master of Arts thesis). Minneapolis, MN: Graduate School of the University of Minnesota, 1958.

Marthaler, B. et al., Eds., The New Catholic Encyclopedia, Second Ed., Vol. 7. Washington, D.C.: Gale/Catholic University of America Press, 2003.

Mendham, J., An Index of Prohibited Books by Command of the Present Pope, Gregory XVI in 1835; Being the Latest Specimen of the Literary Policy of the Church of Rome. London, Duncan and Malcolm, 1840.  

McCabe, J., The History and Meaning of the Catholic Index of Forbidden Books. Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius Publications, 1931.

Putnam, G.H., Censorship of the Church of Rome, Vol. 1-2. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1906-7.
Riehl, Alois, Giordano Bruno: In Memoriam of the 17th February 1600. Edinburgh and London: T.N. Foulis, 1905. Online:;view=1up;seq=7.

Vatican (Holy See), Index of Prohibited Books [English translation]. Vatican City: Vatican Polyglot Press, 1930.

Vatican (Holy See), Index Librorum Prohibitorum. Vatican City: Vatican Polyglot Press, 1948.

Vatican (Holy See), The Code of Canon Law (in English Translation). London: Collins Liturgical Publications, 1983.

Walsh, F., Sin and Censorship: The Catholic Church and the Motion Picture Industry. New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 1996.

Woywod, S. and Smith, C. A Practical Commentary on the Code of Canon Law. New York City: Joseph F. Wagner, Inc., 1952.