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Handbook for Today's Catholic: Fully Indexed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (A Redemptorist Pastoral Publication)

by John O'Connor

Buy the book: John O'Connor. Handbook for Today's Catholic: Fully Indexed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (A Redemptorist Pastoral Publication)

Release Date: March, 1994

Edition: Paperback

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Buy the book: John O'Connor. Handbook for Today's Catholic: Fully Indexed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (A Redemptorist Pastoral Publication)


very handy

This is a quick and handy source of Catechism. I recommend it. A+++

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Excellent Catechesis Resource

The Handbook for Today's Catholic is a wonderful resource for those who wish to learn more about their Catholic faith, and have a hard time reading through the Universal Catechism of the Catholic Church (which is not light reading). This handbook is fully indexed to the Catechism, which affords an easy read along with the exact wording of the Catholic Church.

The handbook is broken down into four sections. The first section is entitled "Beliefs" and gives a quick review of all the essential doctrine and dogma of the Church. The second section is entitled "Practices" and reviews the commandments, the precepts of the Church, the sacraments, liturgical seasons, etc. The third section is entitled "Prayers" and lists a number of more often used prayers by Catholics. It also has an explanation and review of community prayer and meditative prayer, along with suggestions for how to successfully employ meditative prayer. The final section is entiled "Living the Faith in the Spirit of Vatican II" and talks about how Catholics are a the living embodiment of God here on earth. We are God's people, and accordingly, we should act like it. It talks about God in Scripture, how we worship as a community through the Liturgy and the Sacraments, how we are stewards of God's property, how we are to deal with vocations, social justice issues and evangelization.

Overall it is a very thorough book, and covers the essentials in a condensed form in such a way that no other book to date has been able to do. If you are a Catholic who truly wishes to know more about your Catholic faith, this is an excellent book to study and meditate on. If you are a non-Catholic and wish to learn about the Catholic Church, you can turn to this book for some straight-forward and easy answers.

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