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Overview This revised and updated edition includes a new Introduction, the current list of the Holy Days of Obligation in the U.S., the Prayer for Vocations favored by the pope, a new section on how to prepare for a sick call, and more.
"Handbook for Today's Catholic, " popular for decades, is now even more valuable. This revised and updated edition includes a new introduction, the current list of the Holy Days of Obligation observed in the United States, the prayer for vocations favored by Pope John Paul II, a new section on how to prepare for a sick call, and much more.
"Handbook for Today's Catholic, Revised Edition, " retains all the features of the previous edition presented in easy-to-understand language, with content divided into the following four sections: Beliefs, Practices, Prayers, and Living the Faith. "Handbook for Today's Catholic, Revised Edition, " is also fully indexed to the "Catechism of the Catholic Church."
RCIA and parish adult faith formation groups, high school religious education classes, inquirers into the Catholic Faith, and anyone who wants to have the essentials of Catholicism at their fingertips will welcome this affordable faith resource.
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The material in this book is compliant with The Roman Missal, third edition, with the exception of pages 99, 100, and 112. To bring this book into compliance, we have revised and updated pages 99 and 100. Click here for the revised pages.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Handbook for Today's Catholic: Fully Indexed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (A Redemptorist Pastoral Publication)?
Great Little Book Apr 13, 2006
This little volume has sold over 5 Million copies in four different editions since 1978. It is indexed to the Catechism written in easy to read language. This book is clear, concise and coherent. It looks at major doctrine's of the Catholic faith, traditions and practices as well as a section on traditional prayers. It has easy to implement ideas for how to integrate your faith into day-to-day life.
The book is composed of 4 sections:
4. Living the Faith
This is one of those little books you will reference again and again.
11/12/05 I think this book was a very helpful and concise overview of the Catholic faith. It presents the traditional faith in modern language heavily citing and referencing the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It's lite reading for the initiated Catholic and might be superfluous. It is good for a refresher on the core tenets of the faith. Good for the inquiring Protestant.
It contains a useful resource on the go. It has the basic prayers, as well as useful lists such as the Beattitudes, the Precepts of the Church, The Corporal Works of Mercy, or the Spiritual Works. It contains a very useful method of meditation. It also gives a concise guideline to a proper confession.
I found it to be an easy read, but not very challenging. All in all, pretty good booklet.