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Catholic Church Councils and Synods

 Fonds
Identifier: SYN

Scope and Content

Proceedings, statutes, acts, decrees, and constitutions of diocesan and provincial synods of Little Rock, Denver, Wilmington, Savannah, Alton, Chicago, Springfield, Fort Wayne, Vincennes, Kansas City, Leavenworth, Louisville, Baltimore, Boston, Fall River, Crookston, Duluth, Natchez, Kansas City, St. Joseph, St. Louis, Omaha, Newark, New York, Rochester, Syracuse, Fargo, Cincinnati, Oklahoma, Oregon City, Altoona, Erie, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Richmond, Nesqually, and Superior.

Also synod material from dioceses in England (Westminster), Scotland (Edinburgh), and India (Patna).

Other collections in the Archives of the University of Notre Dame contain synod material from dioceses of Belleville, Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Covington, Owensboro, Detroit, St. Cloud, Lincoln, Trenton, Buffalo, Bismark, Fargo, Cincinnati, Toledo, Portland, Providence, Nashville, LaCrosse, and Madison, and from dioceses in Ireland.

Dates

  • 1829-1963

Creator

Background

In the Catholic Church, a diocesan synod is a convocation of vicars, abbots, canons, religious superiors, seminary rectors, and prominent priests of a diocese brought together by the bishop to discuss problems and policies, formulate regulations, and propose legislation. Lay people may also be invited. Members of a synod vote on measures proposed, but the synod has only consultative power; the bishop must ratify whatever the synod recommends before it becomes law.

Extent

1.75 linear feet

Creator

Title
Catholic Church Councils and Synods
Subtitle
Guide
Author
University of Notre Dame Archives
Date
2005
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
en

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Archives Repository

Contact:
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