Questions of Faith

Author: Michael Amodei
ISBN: 0877936897
Release Date: 2000-03-01
Genre: Religion

Here is an ideal companion to any high-school religion course or adult faith formation process. A workbook consisting of 160 questions, Questions of Faith asks participants to explore the main teachings of the Catholic Church. Through research and writing, participants will come not only to a better understanding of their faith, but will have a summary of that faith written in their own words.To help participants find answers to the questions in the workbook, each question has been referenced to paragraph numbers in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and to page numbers in the popular catechism This is Our Faith by Michael Pennock.Like the Catechism, which is divided into four pillars (creed, sacraments, morality, and prayer), Questions of Faith is also organized into four sections: Profession of Faith (creed), The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (liturgy and sacraments), Life in Christ (morality), and Christian Prayer. Each section begins with a brief introduction and is followed bythe writing questions for that section, which appear two per page. In addition to the writing questions, personal thought questions are included to help participants make connections between the Church's long, living tradition and their own experiences.

A Concise Companion and Commentary for the New Catholic Catechism

Author: James Tolhurst
ISBN: 085244253X
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Religion

Pope Benedict XVI has announced a special "Year of Faith," dedicated to rousing a "new impetus to the mission of the whole Church to lead men out of the desert in which they often find themselves, to the place of life, of friendship with Christ." The Year of Faith will begin on October 11, 2012: a date that marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II. Pope Benedict notes that the date is also the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which he describes as "a precious and indispensable tool" for the task of evangelization. The Year of Faith will have to see a concerted effort to rediscover and study the fundamental content of the faith that receives its systematic and organic synthesis in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Here, in fact, we see the wealth of teaching that the Church has received, safeguarded and proposed in her two thousand years of history. From Sacred Scripture to the Fathers of the Church, from theological masters to the saints across the centuries, the Catechism provides a permanent record of the many ways in which the Church has meditated on the faith and made progress in doctrine so as to offer certitude to believers in their lives of faith ... In this Year, then, the Catechism of the Catholic Church will serve as a tool providing real support for the faith, especially for those concerned with the formation of Christians, so crucial in our cultural context. Pope Benedict XVI Porta Fidei The Year of Faith offers a special opportunity for all believers to deepen their study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. In this useful book Fr James Tolhurst provides a paragraph by paragraph exposition of this key text, supplemented by a wealth of information and an extensive prayer section which is intended to aid reflection on the teaching of the Catechism itself. Also included is a thematic preface which lays out the major concepts contained in the work, a full index, and extensive cross references to other Church documents. Drawing out its doctrinal richness, this is an ideal tool for catechists, groups of faithful, schools and families, for educators in centres of theological studies, seminaries and Catholic universities, for those concerned with the continuing education of the clergy and for priests studying the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a resource for the pastoral care of their parishes - catechesis, preaching, Sacramental preparation. Dr James Tolhurst studied at Fribourg and Salamanca Universities. He has served as Theology Tutor at the English College, Valladolid, and as Dean of Studies for the Permanent Diaconate of the Southern English Dioceses. He is Series Editor of the Newman Millennium Edition, and his many books include the bestselling A Concise Catechism for Catholics.

The Church Visible

Author: James-Charles Noonan
Publisher: Viking Press
ISBN: UOM:39015037323873
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Reference

A companion volume to the best-selling Catechism of the Catholic Church offers extensive information about the ceremonies, traditions, and protocol of the Roman Catholic Church, including the changes implemented by the 1962 Vatican II Council.

God Father and Creator

Author: Pope John Paul II
ISBN: 0819830801
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Creation

In this first of three volumes which deal with the Trinity, the Pope reflects on the mystery of God the Father. John Paul II presents the mystery of God in a fresh, modern persepctive that can meet the contemporary challenges of atheism and unbelief.

How to Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Author: Bernabe Dalmau
ISBN: 0892438126
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Religion

A must for the first time reader and a great companion for those who have already begun a study of their own, this addtion to the Catechism transforms it from a compilation of Church doctrine into a fruitful document for personal faith renewal.

Catechism Of The Catholic Church Revised PB

Author: The Vatican
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408840993
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Religion

The first edition of the new Catechism went out across the world in many language versions. This gave the local Churches the chance to study it in depth. Through their bishops and teachers they responded with comments on texts that needed refinement. The present edition was developed in the light of these comments and published in Latin as the definitive Editio Typica. This book is the English translation of the Editio Typica.

Catechism Of The Catholic Church Revised PB

Author: David Bordwell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0860123243
Release Date: 2002-06-23
Genre: Religion

The first edition of the new Catechism went out across the world in many language versions. This gave the local Churches the chance to study it in depth. Through their bishops and teachers they responded with comments on texts that needed refinement. The present edition was developed in the light of these comments and published in Latin as the definitive Editio Typica. This book is the English translation of the Editio Typica.


Author: John Henry Kardinal Newman
Publisher: Media Maria Verlag
ISBN: 9783945401651
Release Date: 2014-07-27
Genre: Religion

Die Apologia ist zweifellos einer der größten literarischen und spirituellen Klassiker. Der Autor berichtet über die Geschichte seiner Konversion, angefangen von den Erfahrungen in seiner Kindheit bis er schließlich - nach Jahren des Studiums und der Abwägung - mit Überzeugung der römisch-katholischen Kirche beitrat. Als anglikanischer Theologe an der Universität von Oxford kämpfte er zunächst gegen den beginnenden Liberalismus in seiner Kirche. Durch sein Studium der Kirchenväter begann John Henry Newman, sich mit den Grundprinzipien des Glaubens zu beschäftigen. Er veröffentlichte Traktate, um den konservativen anglikanischen Glauben zu begründen, wurde aber deshalb von den Bischöfen stark angegriffen. Als Folge gab er sämtliche Ämter auf und zog sich nach Littlemore zurück. In einem langen und tiefgründigen Denkprozess erkannte John Henry Newman, dass nur die römisch-katholische Kirche mit den Entwicklungen der Glaubenslehre auf der Lehre der Urkirche basiert. Dies war der Beginn seiner Hinwendung zum katholischen Glauben. Er berichtet in einer dokumentarischen Darstellung von der ganzen Tragik seines Übertritts. Mit akribischer Sorgfalt lässt der Verfasser die Quellen sprechen. Dieses Werk lässt John Henry Newman als sensiblen und zurückhaltenden Menschen und großen Denker erkennen.

YOUCAT Study Guide

Author: Mark Brumley
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9781681496450
Release Date: 2013-09-09
Genre: Study Aids

The tremendously popular, global Catholic youth phenomenon YOUCAT-Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church-now has an easy-to-use companion study guide. Aimed at helping readers to get the most out of YOUCAT, the YOUCAT Study Guide features 35 topics based on the catechism. Each topic has a brief introduction (Behind YOUCAT); short questions on YOUCAT's coverage of the topic (What does YOUCAT say?); a section on Scripture (What Does the Bible Say?); discussion questions based on YOUCAT (YOU Chat); a brief reflection on the YOUCAT material covered (YOU Reflect); and a set of ideas for action (YOUCAT Challenge). Each topic relates the material of YOUCAT in one of the four pillars of the catechism-the Creed, the Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer. And each topic includes space for readers to "journal" their thoughts while reading through YOUCAT. The YOUCAT Study Guide is excellent for classroom use, youth group discussions, or personal study. The Study Guide is designed in such a way that the sections of the topics are module-they can all be used or leaders can select sections to use as time or interest permits. Written by people experienced with youth ministry and education, YOUCAT Study Guide helps young people go even deeper into their faith using YOUCAT!

Living the Catechism of the Catholic Church The Creed

Author: Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9780898705607
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Religion

Cardinal Schönborn, the editor of the monumental Catechism of the Catholic Church, a worldwide best seller, provides a brief and profound commentary on the first part of the Catechism, the Creed. Schönborn gives an incisive, detailed analysis of the Creed, providing a specific meditation for each week of the year on how to better live the Catholic faith as expressed in the Creed and explained in the Catechism. Through these 52 meditations, Schönborn's hope is for the reader to not just have a better grasp of Catholic doctrine and belief, but especially to grow in a greater love of and devotion to the person of Jesus Christ. "Faith is whole. It has only one heart, one center: Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Christ must therefore also be the center of catechesis whose object is 'putting communion...with Jesus Christ: only he can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity' (CCC 426), for 'in him are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge' (Col 2:3). In a certain sense, the 'essential elements of the faith' have their origin in a treasury of the heart of Jesus." -Cardinal Christoph Schönborn

Catholic Dictionary

Author: John Hardon
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 9780307886354
Release Date: 2013-06-25
Genre: Religion

Pocket Catholic Dictionary is a comprehensive, one-volume reference work containing definitions and explanations of the key terms of Catholicism. Father Hardon has carefully selected some 2,000 entries from his original master tome of over 5,000 terms that comprise Modern Catholic Dictionary. Furthermore, this pocket edition reflects changes in the newly revised Code of Canon Law. Here are clear and concise definitions in the areas of faith, worship, morals, history, theology, spirituality. The only such dictionary compiled since Vatican Council II, and incorporating post-conciliar terms and expressions, it is alphabetically arranged with appropriate cross-references. The Appendix features the Credo of the People of God, a complete listing of popes, and an updated ecclesiastical calendar of the Roman rite with saints for each day of the year. This handy primer is a worthy companion to the author's bestselling Catholic Catechism, and one that belongs in every home library.


Author: Gerald J. O'Collins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191043925
Release Date: 2014-12-25
Genre: Religion

The bestselling Catholicism has now been revised and updated for an eagerly-anticipated second edition. This lucid and accessible account explains how Roman Catholicism and its beliefs and practices came to be what they are. Renowned scholars Gerald O'Collins and Mario Farrugia move through history to sum up the present characteristics of Catholic Christianity and the major challenges it faces in the third millennium. Clear and engaging, the authors present matters in a fresh and original way. They skilfully depict the Catholic heritage and show that Catholicism is a dynamic and living faith. O'Collins and Farrugia engage with contemporary moral issues and explore the challenges which Catholics and other Christians must face. This is an authoritative, lively, and up-to-date introduction to Catholicism for the twenty-first century.