This is an 88-page catechism, in outline format, largely based on the Baltimore catechism. The book concludes with various prayers familiar to Catholics, as well as an index. The green cover features the beautiful art work of Virginia Broderick.
In accord with the second edition of the Roman Catechism and the revised edition of the Roman Missal.
The author addresses the all-important "why" of many Catholic practices by articulating five key characteristics that form Catholic identity: (1) a sense of sacramentality; (2) a commitment to community; (3) a respect for the dignity of human life and a commitment to justice; (4) a reverence for Tradition; and (5) a disposition to faith and hope, rather than despair. Under each of these categories, Joe Paprocki explains multiple Catholic practices. With each, he then describes how each practice can make a difference in our faith and in our lives.
This is a spiritual guide to living with passion and purpose. This book takes you on an adventure of life-changing proportions. Beginning with our common yearning for happiness, Matthew Kelly reveals the essence of authentic Catholic spirituality. He also addresses some of the most important questions we face today, as individuals and as a Church.
This book is an invitation to interreligious dialogue: how to encourage such dialogue in its early stages; skills needed for this task. The author writes for both individuals and study groups, in their efforts to reach out to members of diverse traditions, including Jews and Muslims. Chapter six provides objectives and concrete suggestions for each of nine separate sessions. A four-page bibliography is useful for further study and reflection.
This is an ideal book to give to children preparing for their First Communion. It's in large print, with plenty of color photographs. Kids are invited to write in various experiences and responses, right in the book. Gold cover; 8" high and 10" wide.74 pages.
This is a book for adult Catholics who are not content to accept everything they are told but who want to find a deeper faith. There is little chance, says the author, of working through the chapters of this book without encountering controversy. For those who like more structure, however, there are discussion points linked to each topic. 104 pages.
A useful pamphlet, to enable Catholics to understand and defend their faith. 64 pages. Have you heard what they're saying about Catholics? "The Catholic Church is not a Christian organization." "Practicing Catholics are going to hell." "Catholics believe that salvation comes from Mary." These statements were made by a nationally known TV preacher. Most Christians know better than to give credence to such claims. But what are they to think of all the other questions that biblical Fundamentalists raise about the Catholic faith? This book, written for Catholics, as well as questioning Fundamentalists, offers clear, accurate answers to a great many questions asked by sincere Christians. Is Catholic Christianity really faithful to the Bible? If you have ever been challenged about this, or have simply wondered about it, this booklet is for you.
"the best dramas for worship" --Dr. Doug Adams, Pacific School of Religion and Graduate Theological Unio, Berkeley, California. "Of all the techniques and stories we explore, those of Father Moynahan remain favorites of my students." --Sister Martha Ann Kir, University of the Incarnate Word. "a challenging theological catalyst" --Dr. John P. Mossi, S.J., Gonzaga University.
A basic catechism. Each chapter is followed by discussion questions and activities suggested.
An extensive catechism, 640 pages in length, with contributions from many scholars. "Best of the catechisms to date" --Father Andrew Greeley. "A scholarly, well-documented, comprehensive presentation of Catholic teaching" --Cardinal Humbert Madeiros of Boston. "This catechism fills a long-felt need. It contains a clear and simple presentation of what the Catholic Church teaches and believes and it does this in a way that is fresh and compelling." --Cardinal William Conway, of Armagh, Ireland.
"...a complete and very detailed plan for the development of small Christian communities. It should be an invaluable resource for pastors and pastoral staffs." --Archbishop Patrick Flores, of San Antonio, Texas. "Whether you are interested in total pastoral direction, leadership development, or seasonal small groups, this book has concrete tools for starting where you are." --Peg Bisgrove, National Coordinator of Buena Vista. "...the foundational work on this subject by the people who have the long distance experience with small parish communities. It makes a real contribution to the cause of a different kind of parish for the future. It deserves a hearing." --Father Art Baranowski, National Alliance for Parishes Restructuring into Communities.
Water damage on front cover and bottom of pages. Content, however, is very good. Becoming Catholic is especially valuable for those who were baptized Catholic all right but now need more to grow in their faith. Especially through the discussion questions provided with each chapter, this kind of book could truly help revitalize a parish.
Catechists exercise a vital ministry in the Church. More than just teachers of faith and doctrine, catechists are called to make a living affirmation of God's love in the world. This 48-page booklet discusses the dynamic aspects of contemporary catechesis and spirituality needed by catechists.
In this small, 128-page book, the essentials of the Catholic faith are presented for the inquirer or participant in the RCIA. This 1994 edition includes a foreword by Francis Cardinal George. This is a "Redemptorist Pastoral Publication."
This book is the result of 16 years of research by the author. Herein, she provides a full explanation of what the Witnesses believe and how they use the Bible to deceive unsuspecting Catholics. The Catholic Answer is a necessity for anyone who confronts the teaching of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
This is a book for families, helping parents and children together to understand and to share the child's preparation for first Holy Communion. It is a book full of activities.
Church documents are presented here in everyday language. This book would be useful for adult discussion groups, adults in Christian initation, school groups. Each chapter is presented in three parts: (1) a general introduction, illustrated with photographs or cartoons; (2) outline of the main ideas of the document; (3) discussion questions. There is also a chronological list of the documents herein summarized.
Roman catechism translated into English and approved by the bishops of the United States.
Reflections on the spiritual life.