Special attention should be given to the date of publication of resources you select for your papers. Catholic Theology underwent tremendous changes in 1965 with the Second Vatican Council. As a result, materials published before 1965 represent an historic view of Catholic theology. Materials published after 1965 reflect current Catholic theology. For your research paper on "Saints and Exemplary Catholic Figures," a book or article published prior to 1965 may impact discussions regarding an individual's contribution to Christian theology.