Thanks, Michael. However, I have a particular reason for discovering the CCC on the Vatican’s website, and not the USCCB or the scborromeo.org website.
The CCC is widely cited here, but often is not cited very well. Typically the text is simply cut-and-pasted, which looses ALL of the original formatting (boldface, italics, superscript, etc). I have NEVER seen a citation that included the relevant footnotes (other than the ones I have posted).
I’m a computer programmer, and (as a hobby exercise) I am working on a program that will suck HTML from the Vatican’s website and convert it to BBCode (which is the markup language used on this V-Bulletin forum). I plan to eventually make this available to anyone who wishes to more faithfully cite the Catechism on a V-Bulletin system.
You can see some of my early efforts in the CAF Sandbox, which is my test forum for my program.
The USCCB exerts copyright protection over its entire website, which includes the CCC that it posts. However, the USCCB does not “own” the rights to the English-language CCC (they own these rights to the English NAB, but not to the English CCC). The CCC is “owned” by the Vatican, which exerts no such copyright claim. The USCCB may restrict the use of the text of the CCC which is posted on its own website, but it may not restrict the use of text posted on websites beyond its sphere of control (such as the Vatican).
So my program uses the Vatican CCC and ONLY the Vatican CCC. But I am bothered by the fact that the “official” Vatican CCC (in English) has that pesky word “archive” in the URL.