Catechism Of The Catholic Church - Second Edition, Softcover

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Catalog Code: 9780385479677

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Here it is-the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholics throughout the world believe in common.  This book is the catechism (the word means "instruction") that will serve as the standard for all future catechisms.

The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of the saints.  It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. 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.  Here is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is, as Pope John Paul II calls it, "a special gift."















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Review Provided By - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 5 stars overall. A Must-Read for Every Catholic!!

     I honestly never thought I’d write a review of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, but here I go.  I selected this complete and updated edition of the tome, because I figured this is one book along with the Bible that every Catholic ought to read from cover to cover at least once.  I presumed the commitment to writing a review of it would help motivate me to read through the 846 page paperback even if the academic dryness I suspected it would have bored me at times.

     Imagine my complete and utter astonishment upon discovering this summation of the Catholic faith, as it has been handed down to us through Sacred Scripture, Divine revelation, the apostles, and the saints, is a fascinating read.  I looked forward to diving into the Scriptural texts and tenets of the faith, because they are presen Full Review...

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