This short bibliography tries to give a small overview about Catholic Church in the USA.

I. Reference Books, Bibliographies, Questions about Theory and Methods, Tools

American Catholic Studies Newsletter, div. Jge.

Carey, Patrick W., The Roman Catholics (= Denominations in America, Bd. 6), Westport, CT, u.a. 1993.

Corbett, Michael/Corbett, Julia Mitchell, Politics and Religion in the United States, New York u.a. 1999.

Djupe, Paul A./Olson, Laura R. (Hgg.), Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics (= Facts on File Library of American Literature), New York 2003.

Froehle, Bryan T./Gautier, Mary L., Catholicism USA. A Portrait of the Catholic Church in the United States (= The Catholic Church Today, Bd. 1), New York 2000.

Froehle, Bryan T./Gautier, Mary L., Global Catholicism. Portrait of a World Church (= The Catholic Church Today, Bd. 2) New York 2003.

Glazier, Michael (Hg.), The Encyclopedia of the Irish in America, London 1999.

Glazier, Michael/Shelley, Thomas J. (Hgg.), The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History, Collegeville, MN, 1997.

New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2., völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage, Washington, DC, 2003.

Our Sunday Visitor's 2004 Catholic Almanac, Huntington, IN, 2004.

Schultz, Jeffrey D./West, John G. Jr./Maclean, Ian (Hgg.), Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics (= The American Political Landscape Series) Phoenix, AR, 1999.

The Official Catholic Directory, div. Jge.

Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches, div. Jge.

II. Catholic Church and Catholicism before 1965

Avella, Steven M., The Confident Church. Catholic Leadership and Life in Chicago 1945-1965, Notre Dame, IN, 1992.

Brown, Dorothy M./McKeown, Elisabeth, The Poor Belong to Us. Catholic Charities and American Welfare, Cambridge, MA, 1997.

Burns, Jeffrey, Disturbing the Peace. A History of the Christian Family Movement, Notre Dame, IN, 2003.

Dolan, Jay P., In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension, Oxford 2002.

Finke, Roger/Stark, Rodney, The Churching of America, 1776-1990. Winners and Losers in Our Religious Econocmy, New Brunswick, NJ, 1992.

Fogarty, Gerald SJ, Die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, in: Gatz, Erwin (Hg.), Die britischen Inseln und Nordamerika (= Kirche und Katholizismus seit 1945, Bd. 4), Paderborn u.a. 2002, S. 90-143.

Kauffman, Christopher J., Patriotism and Fraternalism in the Knights of Columbus. A History of the Fourth Degree, New York 2001.

Leahy, William SJ, Adapting to America. Catholics, Jesuits and Higher Education in the Twentieth Century, Washington, DC, 1991.

Oates, Mary J., The Catholic Philantropic Tradition in America, Bloomington, IN, 1995.

Walch, Timothy, Parish School. American Catholic Parochial Education from Colonial Times to the Present, New York 1996.

III. Catholic Church and Catholicism in the course of time

Augenstein, John/Kauffman, Christopher J./Wister, Robert J. (Hgg), One Hundred Years of Catholic Education. Historical Essays in Honor of the Centennial of the National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC, 2003.

Butler, Francis J. (Hg.), American Catholic Identity. Essays in an Age of Change, Kansas City, MO, 1994.

D'Antonio, William V./Davidson, James/Hoge, Dean R./Meyer, Katherine, American Catholics. Gender, Generation, and Commitment, Walnut Creek, CA, 2001.

Davidson, James D./William Andrea S./Lamanna, Richard S./Stenftenagel, Jan/Maas Weigert, Kathleen/Whalen, William J./Wittberg, Patricia SC, The Search for Common Ground: What Unites and Divides Catholic Americans, Huntington, IN, 1997.

Davis, Cyprian, The History of Black Catholics in the United States, New York 1998.

Dolan, Jay P., In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension, Oxford 2002.

Ebaugh, Helen Rose (Hg.), Vatican II and U.S. Catholicism (= Religion and the Social Order, Bd. 2) Greenwich, CT , u. a. 1991.

Fischer, Mark F., Pastoral Councils in Today's Catholic Parish, Mystic, CT, 2001.

Fowler, James F., Gla ubensentwicklung. Perspektiven für die Seelsorge und kirchliche Bildungsarbeit, München 1989.

Gallin, Alice OSU, Negotiating Identity. Catholic Higher Education since 1960, Notre Dame, IN, 2000.

Gallup, George Jr./Lindsay, Michael D., Surveying the Religious Landscape. Trends in U.S. Beliefs, Harrisburg, PA, 1999.

Gibson, David, The Coming Catholic Church. How the Faithful Are Shaping a New American Catholicism, San Francisco 2003.

Gleason, Philip, Contending with Modernity. Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century, New York 1995.

Greeley, Andrew M., The Catholic Myth. The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics, New York 1990.

Greeley, Andrew M., The Catholic Imagination, Berkeley, CA, u. a. 2000.

Greeley, Andrew M., Catholic Revolution. New Wine, Old Wineskins and the Second Vatican Council, Berkeley, CA, u. a. 2004.

Hoge, Dean R./Dinges, William D./Johnson, Mary/Gonzales, Juan L.(Hgg.), Young Adult Catholics. Religion in the Culture of Choice, Notre Dame, IN, 2001.

Katzenstein, Mary Fainsod, Faithful and Fearless. Moving Feminist Protest Inside the Church and the Military, Princeton, NJ, 1998.

Kosmin, Barry A./Lachman, Seymour P., One Nation under God. Religion in Contemporary American Society, New York 1993.

Massa, Mark S. SJ, Catholics and American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day, and the Notre Dame Football Team, New York 1999.

Murnion, Philip J./DeLambo, David, Parishes and Parish Ministers. A Study of Parish Lay Ministry, New York 1999.

O'Brien, David J., From the Heart of the American Church. Catholic Higher Education and American Culture, New York 1994.

Reese, Thomas SJ, A Flock of Shepherds: The National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Kansas City, MO, 1992.

Shaw, Russel, Ministry or Apostolate? What Should the Catholic Laity Be Doing? Huntington, IN, 2000.

Steinfels, Peter, A People Adrift. The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America, New York u.a. 2003.

Tebartz-van Elst, Franz-Peter, Der Erwachsenenkatechumenat in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Eine Anregung für die Sakramentenpastoral in Deutschland (= Münsteraner theologische Abhandlungen, Bd. 28), Altenberge 1993.

Zöller, Michael, Washington und Rom. Der Katholizismus in der amerikanischen Kultur (= Soziale Orientierung, Bd. 9) Berlin 1995 (am. Ausgabe, Notre Dame, IN, 1999).

IV. Catholic Church and Catholicism in Society and Politics

Adloff, Frank, Im Dienste der Armen. Katholische Kirche und amerikanische Sozialpolitik im 20. Jahrhundert (= Campus: Forschung, Bd. 853), Frankfurt a.M. u. a. 2003.

Byrnes, Timothy A., Catholic Bishops in American Politics, Princeton, NJ, 1991.

Wilhelm Damberg / Antonius Liedhegener (Hg), Katholiken in den USA und Deutschland. Kirche, Gesellschaft und Politik, Münster 2006.

Dionne Jr., E.J. (Hg.), Community Works. The Revival of Civil Society in America, Washington, DC, 1998.

Dionne Jr., E.J./DiIulio Jr., John J. (Hgg.), What's God Got to Do with the American Experiment? Essays on Religion and Politics, Washington, DC, 2000.

Kremp, Werner (Hg.), Katholizismus im atlantischen Raum (= Atlantische Texte, Bd. 22), Trier 2004.

Leege, David C./Kellstedt, Lyman A.(Hgg.), Rediscovering the Religious Factor in American Politics, unter Mitarbeit von John C. Green, Armonk, NY, 1993.

Liedhegener, Antonius, "J.F.K." - Amerikanische Katholiken und die Präsidentschaftswahlen 1960 und 2004, in: Oppelland, Torsten/ Kremp, Werner (Hg.), Die USA im Wahljahr 2004 (= Atlantische Texte, Bd. 24), Trier 2005, S. 135-162.

Liedhegener, Antonius, Macht, Moral und Mehrheiten. Der politische Katholizismus in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und in den USA seit 1960 (= Jenaer Beiträge zur Politikwissenschaft, Bd. 11), Baden-Baden 2006 (im Druck).

Melady, Thomas (Hg.), Catholics in the Public Square. The Role of Catholics in American American Life, Culture, and Politics, Huntington, IN, 1995.

O'Brien Steinfels, Margaret (Hg.), American Catholics and Civic Engagement: A Distinctive Voice (= American Catholics in the Public Square, Bd. 1), Lanham, MD, u.a. 2004.

O'Brien Steinfels, Margaret (Hg.), American Catholics, American Culture. Tradition and Resistance (= American Catholics in the Public Square, Bd. 2), Lanham, MD, u.a 2004.

Prendergast, William B., The Catholic Voter in American Politics. The Passing of the Democratic Monolith, Washington, DC, 1999.

Prätorius, Rainer, In God We Trust. Religion und Politik in den U.S.A., München 2003.

Rauscher, Anton (Hg.), Die Bedeutung der Religion für die Gesellschaft. Erfahrungen und Probleme in Deutschland und den USA (= Soziale Orientierung, Bd. 17), Berlin 2004.

Segers, Mary C. (Hg.), Piety, Politics, and Pluralism. Religion, the Courts, and the 2000 Election, Lanham, MD, u.a. 2002.

Warner, Michael, Changing Witness. Catholic Bishops and Public Policy, 1917-1994, Foreword by George Weigel, Washington, DC, 1995.

Crossingover. Kirche der USA erfahren, Kirche hier neu denken.

Ein Projekt zur Frderung des Dialogs ber katholische Kirche und Gemeindeleben in den USA und Deutschland