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The Catechism of the Council of Trent Hardcover – February 1, 1992

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 603 pages
  • Publisher: Tan Books and Publishers; Reprint edition (1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895551853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895551856
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #554,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
CATECHISM OF THE COUNCIL OF TRENT. Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P. and Chas J. Callan, O.P. Referred to as the Roman Catechism, it was composed by order of the Council of Trent under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Edited by St. Charles Borromeo. Published by decree of Pope St. Pius V. Prescribed by Pope St. Pius X to be used by all priests in instructing the faithful. Recommended by Pope Leo XIII for all seminarians. Pope Clement XIII said it contains a clear explanation of all that is necessary for salvation and useful for the faithful. Covers the basic knowledge of the Faith by detailed explanations of the Ten Commandments, Sacraments, and each word of the Apostles Creed and the Our Father. Includes over 5 pages, for example, on just the word "Amen" at the end of the Our Father. Easy to read. Cardinal Ratzinger called this "the most important Catholic catechism" the most exact English translation available anywhere today.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By R on September 22, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Formerly called the Roman Catechism, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) said in this edition of the catechism that this is an important Catholic catechism.

St. Charles Borromeo was the chief editor of this catechism and later published by the degree of His Holiness, Pope St. Pius V. Pope Leo XIII recommended the Roman Catechism to all seminarians. His successor, Pope St. Pius X issued this [the Catechism of the Council of Trent] to be used by the religious to instruct the laity on the Catholic Faith. Recently, Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Joseph Alois Ratzinger) recommended it as an important Catholic catechism to be read.

It covers each detail of the Seven Sacraments (*Seven Holy Mysteries) of the Catholic Church including the Our Father (Pater Noster) and Hail Mary (Ave Maria).

*Seven Holy Mysteries is the name of the Seven Holy Sacraments but is commonly used by the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church (ie. Byzantine, Maronite, etc).

The greatest catechism recommended by the saints--some who were Popes and a great theologian.

Every Catholic home should have this important catechism about the Holy Catholic Faith as it was reaffirmed by the present Holy Father, Benedict XVI to be "an important Catholic catechism".
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By James Layne on February 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This greatest of Catechisms was published after the great Council of Trent in response to the errors of the protestant revolt. It was edited under the guidance of Saint Charles Borromeo and was used for centuries (with the approbation of many Popes) as an important part in the formation of Catholic priests. It is specifically written to instruct priests and religious, but as the introduction to the work says, this catechism is designed for, "such as have care of souls in those things that belong peculiarly to the pastoral office . . ." So it is intended ultimately for the instruction of all the faithful.

While it is not a complete and exhaustive explanation of every detail of every dogma, it is designed to present a basic and overall understanding which any Catholic should possess. At a time when many Church teachings are greatly misunderstood by many even among the faithful of the Church, The Roman Catechism speaks with an authority unparalleled by any other catechism due to its centuries of hallowed use and approval by so many Ecclesiastical authorities and Supreme Pontiffs. I highly recommend it to anyone serious about understanding the Catholic Faith.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By John McConnell on April 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover
In 1570, the Council of Trent produced this excellent and clear catechism in response to the Protestant Reformation. My copy is hardcover: It is a well made, quality book of over 600 pages.

The Catechism of the Council of Trent is the only catechism for a Roman Catholic who wants to know what the Roman Catholic Church - as opposed to the post-Vatican II church - actually teaches. Before heresy became so-called "orthodoxy", before the Tridentine Mass was replaced by a "new mass" written by a Freemason with the help of six Protestants, this was the catechism consulted by devout Roman Catholics for centuries to learn the immutable principles of the Faith. You will find none of the political correctness and wishy washy Frankfurt School equivocation characteristic of the post-Conciliar church's pronouncements between these covers.

If you are a traditional Catholic (or a sedevacantist Catholic) this definitely is the catechism you want to have rather than John Paul II's Modernist catechism. Indeed, for all Roman Catholics serious about their Faith, this is the most important book in your library after your Bible and missal. While not infallible - it never was intended to be nor claimed to be infallible - it nevertheless is extremely orthodox and correct on nearly all points. Covered are the Nicene Creed, the Sacraments, the Decalogue, and the Lord's Prayer. There is also an index of topics.

Excellent related books for traditional Catholics are
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