The Essential Catholic Handbook
Books for Catholics
|A Summary of Beliefs, Practices, and Prayers |
A Redemptorist Pastoral Publication;
Foreword by Francis Cardinal George
No matter who you are, this Catholic guide is an invaluable reference. Keep a copy on hand to answer questions you may have from time to time about your faith, or rediscover the faith by reading it straight through. It is the quintessential compact guidebook to all of the basic tenets of Catholicism.
The first section covers the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and keys each to the comprehensive Catechism of the Catholic Church for those who wish a more detailed presentation. The second section presents the Church’s practices, including among other topics, the commandments, holy days of obligation, the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, the cycle of the liturgy, and directions for emergency baptism and the preparation for sick calls. The third section contains more than 35 prayers, including the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, as well as the Order of Mass, morning and evening prayers, and prayers for peace among others. A fourth section describes the life of Catholics in a post-Vatican II era, giving guides to action for Catholics as well as principles for interfaith understanding. The fifth section summarizes the documents of Vatican II. The sixth section, an alphabetical glossary ranging from “abba” to “zeal,” provides the most essential definitions of Catholic terms and topics. Have you ever wondered which day is a particular saint’s day? Section seven includes a day-by-day calendar for more than 365 saints, along with other patronages where appropriate.
Altogether these sections form an accessible presentation of Catholic faith and an ideal companion to the Catechism.
This invaluable book for those who want a topical summary of "what it means to be Catholic," is now even more useful. This expanded edition includes a new Introduction, the current list of holy days of obligation observed in the United States, the Prayer for Vocations preferred by Pope John Paul II, a new section on how to prepare for a sick call, an index, and much more.
An important reference work for any interested Catholic, especially those involved in church ministry.Includes a glossary of key terms and cross-referenced to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Features: Glossary, Index
Physical Info: 0.6" H x 7.52" L x 5.28" W (0.64 lbs) 304 pages
Carton Quantity: 48
Publisher: Liguori Publications
US SRP: 14.99 US
Pub Date: December 13, 2004
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OCLC Number: OCLC#57558934
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