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  • 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: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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ABSOLUTE MUST in every Catholic home.
JOY
It is an easy to use reference for all things Catholic.
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It was so much more easier than the other one I own.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 30, 1998
Written by the Vatican and translated by the Vatican as the official, most complete answer to "What are Catholics to believe?" short of visiting the Vatican itself and conducting interviews with Vatican officials. Written in modern English, it is very readable cover to cover or as a reference manual. The only aspect of this work which mars it from a perfect 10 rating in my opinion is the fact that it is not simply one volume in a multivolume set, where these other hypothetical volume(s) would delve into apologetic biblical/historical evidence supporting each Catholic belief and explaining away Protestant objections to Catholic beliefs. This book exhaustively answers "What do Catholics believe?" but not "And why do they believe that?" nor "And why don't they believe these Protestant beliefs?"
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 1998
"Dad, what HAPPENS when you go to cofession?" "Do dogs have souls?" "What about capital punishment?" "My friends say evolution is wrong. What does the Church teach?"
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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert B. Makinson on December 22, 2007
Comprehensive book of catholic teachings. The rhetoric is powerful as is the moral message. For example, in the section on Conscience we read: "Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment....For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God....His conscience is man's most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths." All aspects of catholic teaching are clearly explained, and a summary is given at the end of each section. It is a good education for catholics and non-catholics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com VINE VOICE on September 25, 2013
I grew up Catholic, served as an altar boy, followed the sacraments and thought I was a Catholic.

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."

Anthony Trendl
americanspeechwriter.com
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Rodriguez on April 8, 2014
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No words can describe this book. Its like having an encyclopedia. All the information and questions you ever had will cease as you read. The table of contents is perfect and so easy to follow. Whatever you want to know you can go to the articles and find the information in simple language. You will love the " Index of Citations" It list the Sacred Scriptures each book of the bible in relations to what you are reading. That's wonderful!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Estes on October 4, 2014
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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. It's big, but it's basically a compact encyclopedia of the Catholic Catechism, and has most everything a lay person needs for this use.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By hlong on October 27, 2010
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I purchased this product to help as a resource item for my students since I am a religious education instructor. The item was in good condition when I purchased it and is user friendly. I would highly recommend this product to other religious education instructors.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W. Jamison VINE VOICE on November 3, 2013
An occasional perusal of this as well as reference for specific things that come up – as going over the Creed in class, or discussing the nature of the Resurrection, this book certainly is an essential need for the office shelf. It also helps demonstrate the contemporary continuing relevance of Augustine and Aquinas and others as many sections use their works quite heavily. It shows that studying their works in class are important to understanding how problems and dogma, like the question of science and faith, are still dealt with successfully. While other resources such as Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem, as an example, might be of further use in supporting the Catechism, the relationship between both show both sorts of approaches in better stead than alone. I remember how embarrassed I was about a year ago listening to a presentation by a science teacher that said only science gives us knowledge – meaning in the context that empirical experimental science instead of scientia as traditionally used – so theological science for example. I asked if he trusted math, which of course he did. The next step was pointing out that math is not an empirical experimental science – but an axiomatic system. In other words, math is faith based. The Catechism briefly explains (as it briefly explains everything included) that faith precedes reason. It is good to remember that. Too often we let fundamentalists of all persuasions, even the scientific kind, ignore much that was absolutely clear even as far back as Aquinas. But in agreement with one reviewer that noted it does not explain "why" so much, that certainly is the case. For that other resources are necessary.
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