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Overview This updated second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church incorporates all the final modifications made in the complete, official Latin text, accompanied by line-by-line explanations of orthodox Catholicism, summaries of each section, a detailed index, extensive cross-references, and helpful footnotes.
Publishers Description When the first American edition of the Catechism came out, it was an unexpected national bestseller. Why? Maybe it was because this book, is an age filled with doubts, teaches with authority. It isn't an interpretation of what Catholics believe; it is what Catholics believe. Here in one volume is the whole teaching of the Church, undiluted and uncompromised. These teachings are eternal. But the Catechism itself is up-to-the minute. From animal experimentation to unemployment, it addresses all the most pressing moral questions of the modern world. The index is a masterpiece in itself, nearly 50 pages of carefully organized references that make it easy to find the Catechism's treatment of any subject. This second edition has been revised in accordance with the official Latin text. It also adds a helpful glossary.
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Studio: Usccb Pub.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.13" Height: 2" Weight: 2.7 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2000
Publisher OUR SUNDAY VISITOR #1214
ISBN 0879739762 ISBN13 9780879739768
Reviews - What do customers think about Catechism of the Catholic Church: Revised in Accordance With the Official Latin Text Promulgated by Pope John Paul II?
Catechism Nov 30, 1999
Every Catholic should have this book. Every Christian open for dialogue with other faiths should have this book.
A Sure Norm Nov 30, 1999
This great book is the sure norm for Catholic belief and teaching, which is great in this age of heterodoxy.
What We Believe and Why We Believe It! A Page-Turner Nov 30, 1999
You get wonderfully lost 'in' this Big Green Book - in the wonder of it all - when you start to look up something in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. My husband and I were Converts and, although we knew the Bible very, very well when we came into full-Communion in the Catholic Church, we still had a lot to learn. We both had our own copies of the Big Green Book (this one) as well as several copies of the small light weight white one which went into our book bags. However, this larger Catechism has everything - the best foot notes and an excellent Glossary. The Glossary was written by former Archbishop William Levada, of the Archdioceses of San Francisco Agana, who is now William Cardinal Joseph Levada, the Prefect of the Congregation of the Faith. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is to promote and safeguard the doctrine on the faith and morals throughout the Catholic world - the former role of our new Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinal Levada was the only American to work on the new Catechism.
My husband always called the Big Green Book a page-turner as he just could not stop reading. He would pick up the book to look up one thing and keep reading for hours.
The this site price is so amazingly low and you will find it is a great gift. Catholics who feel they must defend their faith - which has lasted over 2,000 years - or just want to learn more about what they believe - will want to own this book. Terrence J. Sexton commented in his review of this Catechism, one of the best comments of all: "Fulton Sheen once wrote that there are only a handful of Americans who hate the Catholic Church, though there are millions who hate what they think the Church is." I have discovered that many cradle Catholics say they came from a very poorly Catechized time and they, too, need and appreciate this book. Truth, and that is Truth with a capital "T" is so clear in this Catechism and topics are all easy to locate.
We, unlike any other Christian group, have the Authority of the Church. It is wonderful to know What we Believe and Why we Believe It.
Catechism of the Catholic Church Nov 30, 1999
Has answered many of my questions. Very helpful with teaching a confirmation class.
Catechism of the Catholic Church Nov 30, 1999
The book was in excellent condition. It was exactly what I expected.