Pope Benedict XVI gives the Church the "food" that it seeks in the 598 questions and answers comprising the official summary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Because of the book's format, parents, pastors, teachers, principals, and catechists have a unique opportunity to dialogue with the faithful, and reinvigorate the Church's ongoing mission of evangelization and catechesis. USCC
Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers is the perfect resource for parents and children as they explore the rich treasury of the Catholic tradition of prayer. Completely revised with over 70% new text, this revised edition includes prayers and blessings for many of the most important moments in the life of a family. Young and old alike will gather around this prayer book for many years as their voices in unison repeat the words of the by-hearts like the Our Father or bless the Advent wreath each year. Handsomely bound in bonded leather with a decorative ribbon to mark the time and passage of the year, Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers will rest in a special place in every familys home as a resource to bring solace, celebrate joy, and petition God for His mercy and aid. Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers is the perfect gift for families, especially those with children, newly-married couples, and young parents in baptismal preparation classes.
Author: U.S. Catholic Church
Release Date: 2012-11-28
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is, as Pope John Paul II called it, "a special gift." Here it is - the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholics around the world commonly believe. The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. The word catechism means "instruction" - this book will serve as the standard for all future catechisms. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.
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.
Operating instructions for being a Catholic. The Catechism is an amazing collection of Church teachings and rules that cover everything from the basics, like honoring God, to more unusual subjects, such as paying just wages and respecting animals. Perfect for students, lay teachers, Catholics, and readers of other faiths, this guide is the key to understanding the daily life of Catholics and gives readers an appreciation for what Catholics believe. ? Provides information and explanations without a conservative or liberal slant ? Co-author is a clergyperson expert on the teachings of the Catechism ? Companion volume to The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Understanding Catholicism, Third Edition
Author: Joseph A. Fisher
Release Date: 2014-01-16
This Dictionary is designed as an aid in the study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC ) by offering definitions of important words used in the numbered paragraphs. It differs from other dictionaries because it identifies and italicizes important words within the definitions themselves. To insure that the definition itself is understood, these italicized words are defined as separate entries in the dictionary.
Author: Michael J. Walsh
Release Date: 1994
Making faith-sense is a new term for an ancient practice. It is what the early Christians called mystical or wisdom theology: understanding life in the light of God's participation recorded in the Gospels, recognizing the signs of God's presence in everyday events and shaping one's life accordingly. In Making Faith-Sense, Robert Kinast shows all who seek to unify their life experience around their belief in God how to follow that ancient practice. Drawing upon the awardwinning process he has used with students for the ministry, Father Kinast explains how to make sense of family, work, and cultural experience from the perspective of Christian faith. Each chapter contains numerous real-life examples and practical guidelines that can be used privately or with a group.
Cardinal Christoph SchOnborn, the editor of the monumental Catechism of the Catholic Church, a worldwide best seller, provides a brief and profound commentary on the second part of the Catechism, the sacraments. SchOnborn gives an incisive, detailed analysis of the sacraments, providing a specific meditation for each week of the year on how to better live the Catholic faith with the aid of the sacraments and the Mass, and explained in the Catechism. Through these 52 meditations, SchOnborn's hope is for the reader to not just have a better grasp of the Catholic doctrine and belief, but especially to grow in a greater love of and devotion to the person of Jesus Christ. "Faith is a 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 people...in communion...with Jesus Christ; only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit." --Cardinal Christoph SchOnborn
Author: Donald W. Wuerl
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
Release Date: 1995
Uncompromising clarity is what makes this catechism a long-time favorite. It explains the teachings of the Church in exceptionally easy-to-understand language, but it never waters down the truth or glides over the hard parts.
Author: Mark Brumley
Publisher: Ignatius Press
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!
Author: Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Publisher: USCCB Publishing
Release Date: 2006
The presence of the Catholic Church in the United States reaches back to the founding days of our country through the leadership of Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States. His story like the stories at the start of each chapter in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults give us a glimpse into the lives of Catholics who lived out their faith throughout our country's history. Each chapter in the Catechism for Adults includes stories, doctrine, reflection, quotations, discussion questions, and prayer to lead the reader to a deepening faith. The Catechism for Adults is an excellent resource for preparation of catechumens in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and for ongoing catechesis of adults.
A guided tour for anyone who wants to understand the Catechism better--and for anyone who wants to live a more truly Christian life. This new edition brings Father McBride's beloved classic up-to-date.