Sunday, June 2, 2013

curious omission

Try to read ninth volume of The Catholic Encyclopedia at, and you come up against the message, "The item is not available due to issues with the item's content." Huh?  What topic from "Laprade"  through "Mass" could be so offensive? Or secret?

It shouldn't be a copyright issue. The entire encyclopedia is in the public domain because of age; this volume was published in 1910. Volume 8 and Volume 10 are both available with no problem.

Of course, the block probably is probably just due to a technical glitch, but imagining some kind of conspiracy is more fun ...