Last updated: 22/9/06 Links
This is not a comprehensive list of all the interesting sites vaguely related to the Clementine Vulgate project; still less is it a compilation of My Favourite Sites. I have simply selected a small number of sites which I believe to be in some way complementary to this one. Looking down the list, one is torn between joy and despair. Some of the most exquisite texts the western world has ever produced are listed here, and without exception, the projects that have made them available online are (like mine) run by enthusiastic amateurs, working at home in their spare time. On the one hand, how inspiring that so many people are moved to such dedication by these masterpieces! But even more, how terrible that no academic institution is prepared to create online versions of them, edited by a respected scholar, which other scholars would consequently be happier to trust!
SacredBible.org A site that has very briskly made available scanned versions of the Clementine Vulgate edited by Vercellone (1861) and Hetzenauer (1914), which has been extremely useful as a reference for my own project. The site owner also aims at putting online an HTML version of Hetzenauer's text, with forecasted completion date 2008.
Catholic Encyclopaedia (1912) The full Encyclopaedia has been transcribed electronically by numerous hands; this is a link to an article describing the various versions of the Bible through history.
Tridentine Latin Rite Missal project This is a site that aims at creating an online Latin–English Missal. The project is only partially complete at the moment, but the site maintainer tells me he plans to add the remainder of the Proper of the Seasons and the Proper of the Saints, as well as improve the layout to make the pages more readable.
Missale Romanum (1954) A site in German with a handsome electronic version of the Roman Missal. The last time I checked, there were some serious issues with this: the text evidently came originally from OCR, and it could do with a thorough proof-reading; all the internal page references are broken; and for some reason the PDF is encrypted, with some obnoxious restrictions on printing.
The Roman Breviary This is an excellent site, though not very well organized—perhaps it's just me, but I often find it extremely difficult to find what I'm looking for. It contains the complete text of the breviary as it stood before the reforms of Pius XII (so one still finds the Suffragium, ferial preces, Athanasian creed at Prime on minor Sundays, etc., etc.—say what you like, at least the new rite provided a clean break, and stopped the gradual erosion that had been taking place since the fifties). The site also has the traditional Martyrology, though as far as I can tell they don't mention the date of their source text. Note that those who run this site appear to be attached in some way to a group of dubious canonical status.
Liturgical year in chant A trad Belgian schola has produced 14 CDs of the Mass propers for every Sunday of the year, which can be bought from this site. A regrettably small selection of not-very-representative samples can also be downloaded. I have written a review of the collection.
The Clementine Vulgate with side-by-side Douay translation is now available from Baronius Press. The Colunga-Turrado edition is also available. Finally, the electronic text found on this site is now available cheaply in either hardback or softback from Lulu, royalty-free.
St. Bonaventure publications Traditional Missals and Libri Usuales are still very much available, newly re-printed (where there's a demand, there's sure to be a supply!). Baronius Press also have the 1962 Missal in-print in a beautifully-produced edition, though the tiny Latin text will test even the sharpest pair of eyes in a dimly-lit church.
Dom Guéranger An absolute classic—liturgical and social history mixed with spirituality and theology. I think it's out of print in French, but St. Austin's press recently published a new English version. There is also a new online version of Guéranger's Opera Omnia, including the Année Liturgique, though the title page contains an idiotic comment about the liturgical reform calculated to raise the hackles of anyone who might actually be interested in Guéranger.
After Writing… Something a little outré to finish, but I think this should be on the list as it's just about the only secular work in recent years to recognize that the traditional liturgy has significant philosophical content, which it brings out by a careful textual analysis. Unfortunately, Catherine Pickstock wilfully disguises the book's moments of brilliance beneath an impenetrable web of jargon and pseudo-sophisticated English. Not for the faint-hearted, but nonetheless worth reading.