University of Notre Dame

William J. Freburger Papers


Origination : Freburger, William J.
Extent : 9 linear feet
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information

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Mary Freburger, widow of William J. Freburger.

Preferred Citation

William J. Freburger Papers (FRB), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Mimeographed booklets from his theological studies, 1963-1965: De Ente Supernaturali, De Methodo Theologiae, Activitas Intellectus, Interpretatio Fontium Aetatis Patristicae, all in Latin, the last one with notes in English by Freburger. Manuscripts and mimeographed papers, 1972-1982: William J. Freburger's "Initiation of Infants and Children: a Liturgical Commentary"; "An Analysis and Critique of the Directory for Masses with Children" by James E. Haas; "Adaptation of the Rites of Ordination: Prologomena to the Discussion" by Nathan Mitchell, OSB; "American Catholics and Liturgical Innovation" and "Changing Attitudes of American Catholics toward the Liturgy" by William C. McCready; "Attitudes of Catholics on Religious Education" (NCCB National Catechetical Directory 1976); "Proclamation" periodical by the Liturgical Commission of Baltimore; "Celebration" by the Baltimore Division of Liturgy. William J. Freburger articles 1982-1993; letters 1963-1964 (time of his studies in Rome); Summer Vacation 1963 and Letters from Rome February - June 1966; National Catholic Reporter memos 1992-1993; Christian Initiation of Infants 1985; The People's work: Twenty Years of Liturgical Reform; The Birthday Book; Liturgy Column for Today's Parish 1976-1978; Homilies for Celebration 1976-1978. Also various other documents, correspondence, manuscripts. Also books and pamphlets from his library, including commentaries, theological texts, reference works.


Author of Eucharistic Prayers for Children (1976), Liturgy: Work of the People (1984), and This Is the Word of the Lord (1984), William Freburger served as an editor of National Catholic Reporter and Celebration.


Freburger, William J.
National Catholic Reporter Publishing Co.

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