- Paperback: 802 pages
- Publisher: Liguori Pubns; E Printing edition (July 27, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0892435666
- ISBN-13: 978-0892435661
- Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #651,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Catechism of the Catholic Church/English Paperback – July 27, 1994
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As a practicing Latin Rite Roman Catholic, I refer to this book all the time. I would consider the book useful to non-Catholics as well, who want to learn precisely what Catholics believe, straight from the horse's mouth: the Vatican, which is the custodian and focal point of all statements, decisions, and publications of Roman Catholic bishops worldwide (who are believed to be, by Catholics, successors of the 11 apostles---minus Judas---after Christ's resurrection and who are the modern day apostles). All other cathecisms are knock-offs and immitations of this official Vatican publication.
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This feedback is solely my individual opinion and is in no way associated with my employer nor with any other organization.
Answers to these and hundreds of other questions your kids (or you) are likely to ask while you try to raise them in the faith are answered here. And, they are good answers ... ones that just about anybody can understand.
An great book, essential for answering the tough questions your kids come up with in between dinner and bedtime.
The accurate version of the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" states on the cover: "Second Edition, revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II".
In the USA the cover is dark green, and contains the Apostolic Letter "Laetamur Magnopere" in which the Latin Typical Edition of the CCC is approved and promulgated. (This can be found on the Vatican web site.)
The language translation errors were corrected and approved by Pope JP II on Aug. 15, 1997.
I received this as a gift from my parents. While thumbing through it, I realized I had no idea what being a Catholic was.
"Catechism of the Catholic Church" -- officially published by the Vatican -- is used by both protestant and Catholic schools to teach what Catholics believe. The top evangelical college in America (Wheaton College) even uses it for their Catholic theology course.
I realized while reading this I had no idea what a Catholic baptism was, what the Catholic Church said about saints, what Rome has to say about Catholics who have converted to another Christian faith. And I learned some things the priest in our Chicagoland parish was not teaching Catholic doctrine.
Whether you are Catholic or not, there is a fair chance you've bought into some of what pop-culture has said Catholic is and is not. This easy-to-read (thick, but well-organized) book will give you the Catholic position on the matter.
I fully recommend "Catechism of the Catholic Church."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Helpful in following along in our Update Your Faith classPublished 12 months ago by Patricia Antonelli
every Catholic should have this book in their home and anyone who wants to know what the Catholics believe should get this book it, it's not priced very high and it's one of the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by andrew king
Whether you just need to find the Catholic view of something you're not sure of or be armed when doing apolegetics with your Protestant friends, it's a useful resource. Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. Estes
Best book for Catholics who need to review important points. This is a great reference material that is a must read for all Catholics.Published 23 months ago by Sawyer
I use mine in our Bible Study. Bought this as a gift for one of the ladies in our Bible study that didn't have one. ABSOLUTE MUST in every Catholic home.Published on May 6, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I use this Catechism as a reference when looking for the Church's answer to many troubling topics in the world today.Published on March 7, 2014 by Yellow Rose