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365 Days to Deeper Faith: The Catechism of the Catholic Church is Short Daily Readings

365 Days to Deeper Faith: The Catechism of the Catholic Church is Short Daily Readings

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"In 2016, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition, was updated to reflect the 2011 English translation of eucharistic prayers, creeds, and other texts in the Roman Missal, Third edition."--Title page, verso.

This first-of its-kind guide to the Catechism of the Catholic Church will help you read through the entire Catechism in just one year! Each day was designed to help you learn in 30 minutes or less!

As a yearly guide, 365 Days to Deeper Faith will take you from paragraph 1 to 2865 with daily readings marking the course of your progress through the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Published in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, it presents Pope Francis’s October 11, 2017, speech commemorating the milestone silver anniversary.

Answering the questions of Jesus

Answering the questions of Jesus

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In these pages, EWTN host and Franciscan Friar Fr Andrew Apostoli reflects on each of the questions asked by Jesus and gently guides you into a deeper understanding of the wisdom of who He is and what He is asking of you. Among the many questions you'll explore are . . .

  • Why were you looking for me? Learn what this answer says about the presence of Jesus in your spiritual life.

  • What do you seek? Discover why Holy Mass is the key to knowing this answer.

  • O woman, what have you to do with me? How this question tests your faith, and why the salvation of your soul may depend on how you answer it.

  • Why are you afraid? Have you no faith? Learn how prayer is the key to fully knowing this answer.

  • Who do you say the Son of Man is? Discover how this question was crucial in granting authority to Peter and the Apostles.

  • Who do you say that I am? Why recognizing Jesus as your Lord is in itself insufficient.

  • Aquinas Catechism

    Aquinas Catechism

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    Few know that the great St. Thomas Aquinas, although he was a towering intellectual, also wrote much that's well within the reach of ordinary believers. In The Aquinas Catechism you'll find his deeply insightful, straightforward, and clear explanations of the Apostles' Creed, the Commandments, and the Sacraments -- as well as of the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary.In other words, this book will give you a basic course in the Catholic Faith, taught by the Church's greatest theologian. Let St. Thomas teach you how to explain, defend, and live your Faith . . . with the clear-sighted wisdom of a saint!

    The essentials of the Catholic Faith—
    clearly & beautifully explained by one of the Church’s greatest thinkers!

    Although St. Thomas Aquinas was one of the Church’s most intellectually powerful theologians, few know that he also wrote a great deal that’s well within the reach of ordinary believers.

    In fact, as you’ll find in The Aquinas Catechism, St. Thomas had a remarkable ability to communicate the Faith — including both its most complex and its simplest elements — in plain language. Here you’ll find his deeply insightful, straightforward, and clear explanations of the Apostles’ Creed, the Commandments, and the Sacraments — as well as of the Our Father and the Hail Mary.

    In other words, this book will give you a basic course in the Catholic Faith, taught by the Church’s greatest theologian.

    Let him help you:

    • Gain a better grasp of Church doctrine
    • Pray with greater fervor and understanding
    • Receive the Sacraments more worthily
    • Learn what God requires of you and why
    • Explain Church teachings to non-Catholic friends
    • Discover the scriptural sources of our Catholic Faith
    • Find remedies for moral weaknesses that still afflict you
    • Glimpse the greatness of the Church’s supernatural mission
    • And much more!

    Above all, let St. Thomas teach you how to explain, defend, and live your Faith . . . with the clear-sighted wisdom of a saint!

    Baltimore Catechism Four

    Baltimore Catechism Four

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    An Explanation of the Baltimore Catechism can be used as a reference work, teacher s manual for the original Baltimore Catechisms. It is often used as an advanced textbook. It s fascinating explanations of many little known questions pertaining to our Faith will reward the questioning reader. The revival of interest in the Baltimore Catechism reflects Catholics growing realization that a clear, concise presentation of the truths of the Faith is just what people young and old need to appreciate, practice and defend Church teaching. Catechists and parents will find this Catechism an invaluable teaching tool as they prepare children and catechumens to receive the Sacraments and lead authentic Catholic lives. Students will find this an uncomplicated and friendly guide to authentic Catholicism. This is the original TAN edition of the Baltimore Catechism, with updated typesetting, fresh new cover, larger format, quality binding and the same trusted content.
    Baltimore Catechism No.2

    Baltimore Catechism No.2

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    The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism (No. 2) from Catholic Book Publishing contains the revised text of the official Baltimore Catechism (No. 2) in a user-friendly format and design. Written for students in Grades 6, 7, and 8, this book explains Catholic doctrine with the aid of many exclusive features, including many pictures to help children understand each lesson. Extensive use of Sacred Scripture demonstrates the basis of Catholic doctrine and brings it to life. This book combines a contemporary viewpoint and language with a solid time-tested exposition of Catholic Church teachings.

    Baltimore Catechism One

    Baltimore Catechism One

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    Since its 1885 debut, the Catechism commissioned by the Third Council of Bishops in Baltimore has instructed generations of Catholic faithful. With an easy-to-read question and answer format, the Catechism combines solid Catholic doctrinal teaching with meaningful exposure to Scripture and practical application. The revival of interest in the Baltimore Catechism reflects Catholics' growing realization that a clear, concise presentation of the truths of the Faith is just what people-young and old-need to appreciate, practice and defend Church teaching. Catechists and parents will find this Catechism an invaluable teaching tool as they prepare children and catechumens to receive the Sacraments and lead authentic Catholic lives. Students will find this an uncomplicated and friendly guide to the Faith. The 33 lessons contained in Baltimore Catechism One present the basics of the Catholic Faith in a manner suitable for First Communicants through fifth graders.
    Baltimore Catechism Three

    Baltimore Catechism Three

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    The lessons contained in Baltimore Catechism No. 3 are intended for students who have received their Confirmation and/or high schoolers. It includes additional questions, definitions, examples, and applications that build upon the content of the original Baltimore Catechism (No. 2).
    Baltimore Catechism Two

    Baltimore Catechism Two

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    The 37 lessons contained in Baltimore Catechism No. 2 present the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith in a manner suitable for sixth through ninth graders and those preparing for Confirmation. Since its 1885 debut, the Catechism commissioned by the Third Council of Bishops in Baltimore has instructed generations of Catholic faithful. With an easy to read question and answer format, the Catechism combines solid Catholic doctrinal teaching with meaningful exposure to Scripture and practical application. The revival of interest in the Baltimore Catechism reflects Catholics growing realization that a clear, concise presentation of the truths of the Faith is just what people young and old need to appreciate, practice and defend Church teaching. Catechists and parents will find this Catechism an invaluable teaching tool as they prepare children and catechumens to receive the Sacraments and lead authentic Catholic lives. Students will find this an uncomplicated and friendly guide to authentic Catholicism. This is the original TAN edition of the Baltimore Catechism, with updated typesetting, fresh new cover, larger format, quality binding and the same trusted content.
    Called By Name - Preparing Yourself for the Vocation of Catechetiacal Leader

    Called By Name - Preparing Yourself for the Vocation of Catechetiacal Leader

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    AS A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST called to the vocation of a catechetical leader, you are responsible for coordinating your community's effort to form disciples of Christ. But before you can focus on what you need to KNOW and what you need to DO to be successful in this role, it is essential that you focus on who you need to BE as a leader. In this first volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader series, you'll discover what it really means to be a disciple of Christ, what your role as a catechetical leader entails, how leadership in a ministerial context must differ from leadership in a business setting, how to avoid burnout by maintaining a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives, and so much more.


    The Effective Catechetical Leader series, developed in conjunction with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and written by some of the top catechetical leaders in the country, is the only series to encompass all the various aspects of catechetical leadership. This series provides the practical skills, strategies, and approaches that ensure successful parish faith formation in an evangelizing manner, which leads directly to a vibrant Church. From best practices to new approaches for proclaiming God's word in a rapidly changing world, this groundbreaking series will empower catechetical leaders to excel at everything from administrative duties to effectively catechizing people of all ages within our diverse Church.

    As a disciple of Christ called to the vocation of a catechetical leader, you are responsible for coordinating your community's effort to form disciples of Christ. But before you can focus on what you need to KNOW and what you need to DO to be successful in this role, it is essential that you focus on who you need to BE as a leader. In this first volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader series, you'll discover what it really means to be a disciple of Christ, what your role as a catechetical leader entails, how leadership in a ministerial context must differ from leadership in a business setting, how to avoid burnout by maintaining a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives, and so much more.

    The Effective Catechetical Leader series, developed in conjunction with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and written by some of the top catechetical leaders in the country, is the only series to encompass all the various aspects of catechetical leadership. This series provides the practical skills, strategies, and approaches that ensure successful parish faith formation in an evangelizing manner, which leads directly to a vibrant Church. From best practices to new approaches for proclaiming God's word in a rapidly changing world, this groundbreaking series will empower catechetical leaders to excel at everything from administrative duties to effectively catechizing people of all ages within our diverse Church.

    Catechetical Dictionary for the Catechism of the Catholic Church

    Catechetical Dictionary for the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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    This Dictionary is designed as an aid in the study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC ) by offering definitions of important words used in the numbered paragraphs. It differs from other dictionaries because it identifies and italicizes important words within the definitions themselves. To ensure that the definition itself is understood, these italicized words are defined as separate entries in the dictionary.

    Unique Features of this Dictionary:

    • A massive 3,295 word entries and terminologies.

    • Quick reference to paragraph number of the Catechism of the Catholic Church immediately affixed to word entries.

    • Italicized words within definitions to indicate a network of references within the Dictionary.

    • Helpful indices of word entries based on the four-part structure of the Catechism, bibliographies used and sets of basic Christian prayers.
    Catechism of the Catholic Church

    Catechism of the Catholic Church

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    Four centuries in the making, a monumental undertaking and a magnificent achievement, the first definitive Catholic Catechism since the Council of Trent in 1566 details the doctrine, dogma, and the basic tenets of the Church. "A sure and certain standard for the teaching of the faith." -- Pope John Paul II.

    Catechism of the Catholic Church - 2nd ed. Blue Paperback

    Catechism of the Catholic Church - 2nd ed. Blue Paperback

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    Includes the 2018 revision of no. 2267 promulgated by Pope Francis!

    Here are the essential elements of our faith presented in the most understandable manner, enabling everyone to read and know what the Church professes, celebrates, lives, and prays.

    This second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church has been revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997. It also has been enhanced by the addition of more than 100 pages that feature the following:

    • An analytical index translated from the Latin text
    • A glossary of terms
    Catechist's Backpack Spiritual Essentials for the Journey

    Catechist's Backpack Spiritual Essentials for the Journey

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    Catechists spend their time guiding children and adults in deepening their Catholic faith. But who's guiding the catechists on their spiritual journey?

    While there are many books about what catechists should know and what they should do, there is very little on the spirituality of being a catechist. Written by two nationally known, expert lay catechists, The Catechist's Backpack gives catechists the resources that speak to the spiritual dimension of their call to share the Catholic faith.

    Warm and conversational, Joe Paprocki and Julianne Stanz foster, explore, and celebrate the spirituality of the catechist, encouraging catechists to embrace their spirituality so that they can pass on a living faith to the children they teach.

    Also available in Spanish! La mochila del catequista


    Catechists spend their time guiding children and adults in deepening their Catholic faith. But who's guiding the catechists on their spiritual journey?

    While there are many books about what catechists should know and what they should do, there is very little on the spirituality of being a catechist. Written by two nationally known, expert lay catechists, The Catechist's Backpack gives catechists the resources that speak to the spiritual dimension of their call to share the Catholic faith.

    Warm and conversational, Joe Paprocki and Julianne Stanz foster, explore, and celebrate the spirituality of the catechist, encouraging catechists to embrace their spirituality so that they can pass on a living faith to the children they teach.

    Catecismo Catolico de los Estados Unidos para los Adultos

    Catecismo Catolico de los Estados Unidos para los Adultos

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    Esta edicion es una herramienta para todos los programas de formacion cristiana para adultos. Cada capitulo contiene historias, doctrina, reflexion y preguntas de discusion y oraciones para que cada lector crezca mas en su fe. Ademas tiene la doctrina de la iglesia en un lenguaje sencillo y con un metodo facil de seguir. El catecismo para adultos es un excelente recurso para la preparacion de catecumenos y para los programas de formacion religiosa.
    "United States Catholic Catechism for Adults"
    The Catechism for Adults is an excellent resource for preparation of catechumens in the Rite of the Christian Initiation of Adults and for ongoing catechesis of adults. Each chapter includes stories, doctrine, reflection, quotations, discussion questions, and prayer to lead the reader to a deepening faith.
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    Compendium Catechism of the Catholic Church Paperback

    Compendium Catechism of the Catholic Church Paperback

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    Pope Benedict XVI gives the Church the "food" that it seeks in the 598 questions and answers comprising the official summary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Because of the book's format, parents, pastors, teachers, principals, and catechists have a unique opportunity to dialogue with the faithful, and reinvigorate the Church's ongoing mission of evangelization and catechesis. USCC

    This 200-page volume offers a clear synopsis of the essential contents of the faith as promulgated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church in 598 questions and answers. Like the 1992 Catechism, the Compendium has a four-part structure and includes a section on common prayers and Catholic doctrinal formulas. Because of the question-and-answer format, catechetical leaders-parents, pastors, teachers, principals, and catechists-have a unique opportunity to dialogue with the faithful and to reinvigorate the Church's ongoing mission of evangelization and catechesis. Individuals can come "to know the unfathomable riches of the salvific mystery of Jesus Christ" by reading, using, and memorizing parts of the Compendium of the Catechism. An essential tool for youth and young adults, the Compendium is the perfect companion to a youth's or young adult's Bible, spiritual reading, or textbook. Catechetical leaders in high schools, colleges, and parishes will appreciate its versatility-as a reference book, discussion starter, or core resource for RCIA programs.

    Cultivating Your Catechists

    Cultivating Your Catechists

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    EFFECTIVE CATECHISTS don't simply walk into a classroom and instinctively know what to do. To be successful, they require careful training and development. For that reason, recruiting high-quality candidates to the vocation of catechist, providing them with proper formation and training, and nurturing their vocation every step of the way is perhaps the highest priority for the successful catechetical leader. This fourth volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader series delves into the specific qualities and skills to look for when recruiting catechists; how to supervise, evaluate, support, and affirm your catechists; how to facilitate spiritual growth and transformation for the catechists in your care; and so much more.

    The Effective Catechetical Leaderseries, developed in conjunction with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and written by some of the top catechetical leaders in the country, is the only series to encompass all the various aspects of catechetical leadership. This series provides the practical skills, strategies, and approaches that ensure successful parish faith formation in an evangelizing manner, which leads directly to a vibrant Church. From best practices to new approaches for proclaiming God's word in a rapidly changing world, this groundbreaking series will empower catechetical leaders to excel at everything from administrative duties to effectively catechizing people of all ages within our diverse Church.

    Effective catechists don't simply walk into a classroom and instinctively know what to do. To be successful, they require careful training and development. For that reason, recruiting high-quality candidates to the vocation of catechist, providing them with proper formation and training, and nurturing their vocation every step of the way is perhaps the highest priority for the successful catechetical leader. This fourth volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader series delves into the specific qualities and skills to look for when recruiting catechists; how to supervise, evaluate, support, and affirm your catechists; how to facilitate spiritual growth and transformation for the catechists in your care; and so much more.

    The Effective Catechetical Leader series, developed in conjunction with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and written by some of the top catechetical leaders in the country, is the only series to encompass all the various aspects of catechetical leadership. This series provides the practical skills, strategies, and approaches that ensure successful parish faith formation in an evangelizing manner, which leads directly to a vibrant Church. From best practices to new approaches for proclaiming God's word in a rapidly changing world, this groundbreaking series will empower catechetical leaders to excel at everything from administrative duties to effectively catechizing people of all ages within our diverse Church.

    Developing Disciples of Christ: Understanding the Critical Relationship Between Catechesis and Evangelization

    Developing Disciples of Christ: Understanding the Critical Relationship Between Catechesis and Evangelization

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    St. Pope John Paul II reminds us in Catechesi Tradendae that catechesis is a moment--"a very remarkable one--in the whole process of evangelization." In other words, catechesis is an essential part of evangelization, not something separate from it. Therefore, it is critically important that catechetical leaders recognize how to effectively catechize in a way that advances the Church's primary mission to evangelize. To that end, this third volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader will explore a Catholic understanding of evangelization grounded in Scripture and Tradition, how the New Evangelization supports and enhances today's catechesis, the inseparable nature of content and methodology in catechesis, the absolute importance of adult catechesis, and so much more.

    The Effective Catechetical Leader series, developed in conjunction with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and written by some of the top catechetical leaders in the country, is the only series to encompass all the various aspects of catechetical leadership. This series provides the practical skills, strategies, and approaches that ensure successful parish faith formation in an evangelizing manner, which leads directly to a vibrant Church. From best practices to new approaches for proclaiming God's word in a rapidly changing world, this groundbreaking series will empower catechetical leaders to excel at everything from administrative duties to effectively catechizing people of all ages within our diverse Church.

    St. Pope John Paul II reminds us in Catechesi Tradendae that catechesis is a moment—"a very remarkable one—in the whole process of evangelization." In other words, catechesis is an essential part of evangelization, not something separate from it. Therefore, it is critically important that catechetical leaders recognize how to effectively catechize in a way that advances the Church's primary mission to evangelize. To that end, this third volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader will explore a Catholic understanding of evangelization grounded in Scripture and Tradition, how the New Evangelization supports and enhances today's catechesis, the inseparable nature of content and methodology in catechesis, the absolute importance of adult catechesis, and so much more.

    The Effective Catechetical Leader series, developed in conjunction with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and written by some of the top catechetical leaders in the country, is the only series to encompass all the various aspects of catechetical leadership. This series provides the practical skills, strategies, and approaches that ensure successful parish faith formation in an evangelizing manner, which leads directly to a vibrant Church. From best practices to new approaches for proclaiming God's word in a rapidly changing world, this groundbreaking series will empower catechetical leaders to excel at everything from administrative duties to effectively catechizing people of all ages within our diverse Church.

    Directory For Catechesis

    Directory For Catechesis

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    The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization presents the Directory to guide the proclamation of the Gospel by the Christian faithful to people of all ages and in all seasons of life.


    The Directory places catechetical instruction and formation of catechetical teachers clearly within the realm of evangelization. It offers guidelines to assist in the creation of local directories and catechisms and clarifies the importance of catechetical renewal in Christian communities. The Directory affirms the presentation of the Catholic faith articulated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a sound point of reference for instruction while drawing deeply from Scripture and the writings of recent popes, especially Pope Francis's Evangelii Gaudium.

    The Directory will also be indispensable for all those responsible for formal religious instruction, including pastors and parish priests, deacons, lay and religious catechists, and religious education teachers.

    As the Catholic Church embarks on the mission of teaching the Christian faith, the new Directory for Catechesis (2020) lays the how-to guidelines for catechesis and presents universal norms to guide pastors and catechists in the work of evangelization. The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization presents the Directory to guide the proclamation of the Gospel by the Christian faithful to people of all ages and in all seasons of life.

    The Directory places catechetical instruction and formation of catechetical teachers clearly within the realm of evangelization. It offers guidelines to assist in the creation of local directories and catechisms and clarifies the importance of catechetical renewal in Christian communities. The Directory affirms the presentation of the Catholic faith articulated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a sound point of reference for instruction while drawing deeply from Scripture and the writings of recent popes, especially Pope Francis’s Evangelii Gaudium.

    These guidelines are important for bishops, who are the primary catechists in their local diocese. The Directory will also be indispensable for all those responsible for formal religious instruction, including pastors and parish priests, deacons, lay and religious catechists, and religious education teachers in dioceses, parishes, and schools. The Directory will furthermore aid directors of formation who train the faithful in the forms and means of catechesis, including seminary rectors, directors of formation for the permanent diaconate, and lay ecclesial minister formation program directors.

    Docat The Social Teaching of the Catholic Church What to Do? English

    Docat The Social Teaching of the Catholic Church What to Do? English

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    The newest title in the internationally best-selling "YOUCAT" series for youth and young adults, DOCAT is an outstanding social justice resource for today's young people.

    Catholic Social Teaching has been called by some the Church's "best-kept secret." DOCAT is "revealing the secret" to young people around the world with the Church's beautiful social teachings.

    Lavishly illustrated, DOCAT helps young people to know and to live Catholic Social Teaching. It's an inspiring, practical follow up to YOUCAT, the hugely popular Youth Catechism, based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Drawing on Scripture, YOUCAT, the Catechism, and the Compendium of Catholic Social Teaching, DOCAT shows young people how to work toward building a "civilization of love."

    Special Features include:

  • Popular Q & A YOUCAT style, tackles tough questions about social justice and related issues
  • Illustrated with lots of full-color photos of young people and other images
  • Inspirational and insightful quotes, including comments from St. John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Pope Francis, Pope Benedict and other saints
  • Written with help from church leaders, business leaders, social activists, and young people
  • Guides young people in conscience formation and Catholic action on social and political issues
  • A superb book for high school classes, for regular faith-formation, for youth ministry and for young adult discussion.

    Pope Benedict XVI to youth about the YOUCAT project:
    "Study this Catechism with passion and perseverance. Make a sacrifice of your time for it! Study it in the quiet of your room; read it with a friend; form study groups and networks; share with each other on the Internet. By all means continue to talk with each other about your faith."

    DOCAT is "revealing the secret" to young people around the world.

    DOCAT helps young people to know and live Catholic Social Teaching.

    It's a great, practical follow up to YOUCAT, the hugely popular Youth Catechism, based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Drawing on Scripture, YOUCAT, the Catechism, and the Compendium of Catholic Social Teaching, DOCAT shows young people how to work toward building a "civilization of love".

    Features include:

    • Popular Q & A YOUCAT style, tackles tough questions about social justice and related issues

    • Lots of full-color photos with young people and others

    • Inspirational and insightful quotes , including comments from St John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Pope Francis, Pope Benedict

    • Written with help from church leaders, business leaders, social activists, and young people

    • Guides young people in conscience formation and Catholic action on social and political issues

    Docat The Social Teaching of the Catholic Church What to Do? Study Guide English

    Docat The Social Teaching of the Catholic Church What to Do? Study Guide English

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    The DOCAT Study Guide is an aid for using the DOCAT in any study group situation, whether in a classroom, at home or in small groups. Laid out in a youthful and modern style with lots of graphics, this study tool is sure to foster reflection and discussion on the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church.

    The DOCAT Study Guide is an aid for using the DOCAT in any study group situation, whether in a classroom, at home or in small groups.  Laid out in a youthful and modern style with lots of graphics, this study tool is sure to foster reflection and discussion on the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church.

    Exploring the Catechism

    Exploring the Catechism

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    Faith and Revelation Knowing God Through Sacred Scripture

    Faith and Revelation Knowing God Through Sacred Scripture

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    This first book of the Didache Parish Series, authored by Dr. Scott Hahn, presents a basic understanding of Sacred Scripture as the inspired Word of God. It examines both the Old and New Testaments with particular attention focused on the Gospels as the message of Jesus Christ. This text also explains how to read and reference the Bible.

    Created in accordance with the USCCB Curriculum Framework for Parish and Youth Ministry Programs, Midwest Theological Forum has adapted its well-known Didache Semester Series textbooks for Catholic High Schools into an easy-to-use format for parishes and home study programs. Each of the eight Didache Parish Series titles is divided into individual weekly lessons intended to be covered over the course of one semester. The full-color, illustrated text provides ample column material, which includes Vocabulary terms, Focus Questions, Guided Exercises, Discussion Questions, and quotes from YouCat.

    Lectionary Index for the Catechism of the Catholic Church

    Lectionary Index for the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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    Life in Christ: A Catholic Catechism for Adults

    Life in Christ: A Catholic Catechism for Adults

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    The #1 adult catechism with over 2 million copies sold! Written in the traditional question-and-answer format, it has been revised according to the "Catechism of the Catholic Church.
    National Directory for Catechesis

    National Directory for Catechesis

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    A companion to the General Directory for Catechesis (GDC), it builds on some of the core themes of the GDC like catechesis's relationship to evangelization and worship.

    After years of collaboration, study, and writing, The National Directory for Catechesis is now available. A companion to the General Directory for Catechesis (GDC), the National Directory for Catechesis builds on some of the core themes of the GDC, like catechesis's relationship to evangelization and worship, and provides practical tools for doing catechesis well. This is a "must-have" for anyone in catechesis or Catholic education-teachers, principals, directors, and coordinators of religious education and youth ministry, catechists, and students in the field.

    Prayerbook for Catechists

    Prayerbook for Catechists

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    Author Gwen Costello shares her down-to-earth, faith-filled prayers. Each prayer relates to a real-life catechetical situation and reflects a firm belief in God's loving care for catechists and students.
    Shepherd Tends His Flock

    Shepherd Tends His Flock

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    "A Shepherd Tends His Flock" written by Fr. John Girotti, a priest in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin.  This book meets an important need to explain the Catholic faith in a simple, down-to-earth manner. These pages are encouraging, and sometimes challenging, as they point out to us the road by which to follow Christ with the help of His love, grace, and mercy.

    "It is my hope and prayer that your reading of this book draws you ever closer to the heart of Jesus, the Good Shepherd." Bishop David Ricken, Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin

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    Teen Catechism

    Teen Catechism

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    Father McBride skillfully uses Catechism excerpts and his own unique blend of story and teaching to present the Faith to the next generation.
    This is Our Faith

    This is Our Faith

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    This Is Our Faith: A Catholic Catechism for Adults is a bestselling overview of the faith for those preparing entry into the Church, as well as for both newly initiated and lifelong Catholics who wish to understand Church teachings more clearly. This revised and updated edition strengthens one of the strongest endorsements of the book: that it communicates important Church teachings in an engaging and understandable manner.

    Revised and updated in collaboration with longtime RCIA leaders, this new edition of This Is Our Faith has been refreshed with two new chapters, with language and style more in line with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and with updated cultural and historical references.

    The text maintains the popular book's accessible tone and easy-to-follow organization, following the four pillars of the Catechism:

  • the Profession of Faith
  • celebration of the sacraments, liturgy, and the Paschal Mystery
  • life in Christ: foundations of Catholic morality
  • Christian prayer
  • Chapters in each of the four parts lead with a thought-provoking story that connects the reader to important teachings, which are then communicated through an easy-to-understand question-and-answer format. Discussion questions and suggestions for additional reading are included for RCIA and parish adult-education groups wishing to explore Church teachings in a group environment.

    This Is Our Faith provides a solid, clear presentation of the Catholic faith for adults at any stage in their faith journey.

    This Is Our Faith: A Catholic Catechism for Adults is a bestselling overview of the faith for those preparing entry into the Church, as well as for both newly initiated and lifelong Catholics who wish to understand Church teachings more clearly. This revised and updated edition strengthens one of the strongest endorsements of the book: that it communicates important Church teachings in an engaging and understandable manner.

    Revised and updated in collaboration with longtime RCIA leaders, this new edition of This Is Our Faith has been refreshed with two new chapters, with language and style more in line with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and with updated cultural and historical references.

    The text maintains the popular book’s accessible tone and easy-to-follow organization, following the four pillars of the Catechism:

    • the Profession of Faith
    • celebration of the sacraments, liturgy, and the Paschal Mystery
    • life in Christ: foundations of Catholic morality
    • Christian prayer

    Chapters in each of the four parts lead with a thought-provoking story that connects the reader to important teachings, which are then communicated through an easy-to-understand question-and-answer format. Discussion questions and suggestions for additional reading are included for RCIA and parish adult-education groups wishing to explore Church teachings in a group environment.

    This Is Our Faith provides a solid, clear presentation of the Catholic faith for adults at any stage in their faith journey.

    To Know Jesus as the Christ

    To Know Jesus as the Christ

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    The monthly catechesis in the Cathedral of St. Stephen by the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, have become an institution among many people in Austria. In simple but beautiful words and vibrant images presented by the Cardinal, the doctrine and the practice of the faith are fruitfully brought together. This book contains a cycle of catechesis, or teachings on the Christian faith, which pose fundamental questions with respect to the confession of the faith: How can God be one and triune? How can He be all powerful and at the same time permit evil? Is our life free or pre-determined? How is Christianity different from other religions? How are we to understand the signs and miracles of Jesus? Why must we believe in the Resurrection of Jesus and hope in our own life after death? Cardinal Schoenborn explores these and many other important questions about the Christian faith, and especially about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, in his usual lucid and compelling style. He leads us to a deeper realization of who Christ is, what his saving mission was, and how we can know and love Him in a personal and profound way. An inspiring and practical work by a great churchman about the eternal importance of the Christian faith, and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, and how it is crucial for our everyday life. Catechesis is something different from a theological discourse. Catechesis is actually a way, and we are invited to set out on such a catechetical way. For catechesis is very closely connected with the mission of Jesus himself. It is actually the direct translation of his mission, which he gave to the apostles at the end of his life: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.' -- Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn

    The monthly "catechesis" in the Cathedral of St. Stephen by the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, have become an institution among many people in Austria. In simple but beautiful words and vibrant images presented by the Cardinal, the doctrine and the practice of the faith are fruitfully brought together.

    This book contains a cycle of catechesis, or teachings on the Christian faith, which pose fundamental questions with respect to the confession of the faith: How can God be one and triune? How can He be all powerful and at the same time permit evil? Is our life free or pre-determined? How is Christianity different from other religions? How are we to understand the signs and miracles of Jesus? Why must we believe in the Resurrection of Jesus and hope in our own life after death?

    Cardinal Schoenborn explores these and many other important questions about the Christian faith, and especially about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, in his usual lucid and compelling style. He leads us to a deeper realization of who Christ is, what his saving mission was, and how we can know and love Him in a personal and profound way.

    An inspiring and practical work by a great churchman about the eternal importance of the Christian faith, and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, and how it is crucial for our everyday life.

    "Catechesis is something different from a theological discourse. Catechesis is actually a way, and we are invited to set out on such a catechetical way. For catechesis is very closely connected with the mission of Jesus himself. It is actually the direct translation of his mission, which he gave to the apostles at the end of his life: ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.' "
    - Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn

    United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

    United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

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    The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an adaptation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and it is presented to Catholics of the United States.

    It is our hope that this United States Catholic Catechism for Adults will be an aid and a guide for deepening faith. It may serve as a resource for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and for the ongoing catechesis of adults. It will also be of interest for those who wish to become acquainted with Catholicism. Finally, it can serve as an invitation for all the faithful to continue growing in the understanding of Jesus Christ and his saving love for all people.

    Includes the 2018 revision of no. 2267 promulgated by Pope Francis.

    The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an adaptation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and it is presented to Catholics of the United States . . .

    It is our hope that this United States Catholic Catechism for Adults will be an aid and a guide for deepening faith. It may serve as a resource for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and for the ongoing catechesis of adults. It will also be of interest for those who wish to become acquainted with Catholicism. Finally, it can serve as an invitation for all the faithful to continue growing in the understanding of Jesus Christ and his saving love for all people.

    Includes the 2018 revision of no. 2267 promulgated by Pope Francis.

    We Believe..A Survey of the Catholic Church

    We Believe..A Survey of the Catholic Church

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    Explores: The Bible as a Faith History; How Catholics Interpret the Bible; The Life and Teachings of Jesus; Church History/Tradition; and more. Thought-provoking activities and questions for group discussion or individual reflection are included at the end of each chapter.

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    Well-Built Faith Catholic's Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe

    Well-Built Faith Catholic's Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe

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    Nail down the facts, tear down the barriers!

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church is over nine hundred pages long, so it comes as no surprise that many Catholics think of their faith as complex--and certainly too complex to share with others! A Well-Built Faith--cleverly developed around a construction theme--makes it easy and flat-out fun for any Catholic to know what they believe and to feel confident in sharing those beliefs with others.

    The eighteen-chapter book--at times profound, at times humorous, always practical--follows the structure of the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer). Taking otherwise difficult topics about the Catholic faith and making them accessible and relevant to the lives of average Catholics, acclaimed author and teacher Joe Paprocki does so in a way that never compromises the rich depth of Catholic teaching and tradition.

    From the Trinity to the seven sacraments, from the Ten Commandments to the Lord's Prayer, A Well-Built Faith will help Catholics nail down the facts of the faith and tear down the barriers keeping them from sharing their beliefs with others.'

    Also available in Spanish! Una Fe Bien Construida

    Teaching the Catholic faith can be quite a challenge if you lack an adequate understanding of the Catholic faith yourself. And given the fact that the Catechism of the Catholic Church is over 900 pages in length, it's no wonder that Catholics struggle to comprehend their faith.

    A Well-Built Faith—creatively developed around a construction theme—makes it easy for Catholics to know what they believe and to feel confident in sharing those beliefs.This 18-chapter book by master teacher Joe Paprocki follows the structure of the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer), making it a wonderful resource for learning about and teaching the Catholic faith. Highly informative and very fun at the same time, A Well-Built Faith is a must-have tool for developing the Catholic faith.

    Youcat

    Youcat

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    YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is the official catechism for World Youth Day. Written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The popular format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, margin pictures and illustrations, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations, and quotes from the Saints and other great teachers. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Faith, so people can go deeper. It explains: What Catholics believe (doctrine) How they celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments) How Catholics are to live (moral life) How they should pray (prayer and spirituality) The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. After the Bible, YOUCAT will likely become the go-to place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith. Pope Benedict XVI wrote the foreword; Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, the editor of YOUCAT and the Archbishop of Vienna, Austria, wrote the afterword.
    Youcat Confirmation Handbook

    Youcat Confirmation Handbook

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    "I invite you: Study this Catechism! That is my heartfelt desire."
    -- Pope Benedict XVI

    YOUCAT Confirmation Leader's Handbook is a practical companion for teachers/leaders to the YOUCAT Confirmation Student Book. The handbook features fully planned lessons based on the 12 chapters of the YOUCAT student book. Each handbook chapter includes a brief overview of the session's theological points as well as a set of activities--for multiple levels of engagement--and the resources needed for the lesson. Includes graphic resources and other materials.

    Youcat for Kids

    Youcat for Kids

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    An exciting and fun new way to help children and parents to discover their Catholic faith together, and a great help for teachers in the classroom.

    In child-friendly language, accompanied by talking points for parents and teachers, YOUCAT for Kids explores:

    * Creation * The Creed * The Sacraments * The Ten Commandments * Prayer * The Life of Jesus

    All the much-loved characteristics of the bestselling YOUCAT series - including fun graphics, quotes from Saints, and thought-provoking images - have been adapted to suit a younger audience.

    Designed in consultation with parents and families, YOUCAT for Kids is an essential addition to every family bookshelf and Catholic school classroom.

    An exciting and fun new way to help children and parents to discover their Catholic faith together, and a great help for teachers in the classroom.

    In child-friendly language, accompanied by talking points for parents and teachers, YOUCAT for Kids explores:

    * Creation * The Creed * The Sacraments * The Ten Commandments * Prayer * The Life of Jesus

    All the much-loved characteristics of the bestselling YOUCAT series - including fun graphics, quotes from Saints, and thought-provoking images - have been adapted to suit a younger audience.

    Designed in consultation with parents and families, YOUCAT for Kids is an essential addition to every family bookshelf and Catholic school classroom.

    YOUCAT Study Guide

    YOUCAT Study Guide

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    The tremendously popular, global Catholic youth phenomenon YOUCAT--Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church--now has an easy-to-use companion study guide. Aimed at helping readers to get the most out of YOUCAT, the YOUCAT Study Guide features 35 topics based on the catechism. Each topic has a brief introduction (Behind YOUCAT); short questions on YOUCAT's coverage of the topic (What does YOUCAT say?); a section on Scripture (What Does the Bible Say?); discussion questions based on YOUCAT (YOU Chat); a brief reflection on the YOUCAT material covered (YOU Reflect); and a set of ideas for action (YOUCAT Challenge). Each topic relates the material of YOUCAT in one of the four pillars of the catechism--the Creed, the Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer. And each topic includes space for readers to journal their thoughts while reading through YOUCAT.The YOUCAT Study Guide is excellent for classroom use, youth group discussions, or personal study. The Study Guide is designed in such a way that the sections of the topics are module--they can all be used or leaders can select sections to use as time or interest permits. Written by people experienced with youth ministry and education, YOUCAT Study Guide helps young people go even deeper into their faith using YOUCAT!