The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Catholicism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Catholicism

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Penguin Putnam
How can the Catholic Church be both hugely popular and widely scorned? How can it hold onto its ancient roots and be forever changing? This updated guide tells the story of being Catholic as Catholics themselves live their faith, every day of their lives. More than ever before, this edition speaks to interested outsiders, non-clergy, and practicing Catholics, as well as to religious professionals and members of the clergy.

This book explores:
• The various stances within American Catholicism today
• Recent Catholic history, most notably, the death of John Paul II and the succession of Pope Benedict XVI
• The seven sacraments
• The present state of Catholic education, Catholic identity, and Catholic social teaching



Dorling Kindersley Pub
What does it mean to be Catholic today?
Newly updated and revised.


How can the Catholic Church be both hugely popular and widely scorned? How can it hold onto its ancient roots and be forever changing? This updated guide tells the story of being Catholic as Catholics themselves live their faith, every day of their lives. More than ever before, this edition speaks to interested outsiders, non-clergy, and practicing Catholics, as well as to religious professionals and members of the clergy.

This book explores:
The various stances within American Catholicism today
Recent Catholic history, most notably, the death of John Paul II and the succession of Pope Benedict XVI
The seven sacraments
The present state of Catholic education, Catholic identity, and Catholic social teaching



Baker & Taylor
A revised introduction to Roman Catholicism examines what it means to be a Catholic in the modern world, offering updated information on recent Catholic history, various attitudes and stances within the American Catholic Church, the current status of Catholic education and social teachings, the seven sacraments, and more. Original. 15,000 first printing.

DK Publishing
What does it mean to be Catholic today?
Newly updated and revised.


How can the Catholic Church be both hugely popular and widely scorned? How can it hold onto its ancient roots and be forever changing? This updated guide tells the story of being Catholic as Catholics themselves live their faith, every day of their lives. More than ever before, this edition speaks to interested outsiders, non-clergy, and practicing Catholics, as well as to religious professionals and members of the clergy.

This book explores:
? The various stances within American Catholicism today
? Recent Catholic history, most notably, the death of John Paul II and the succession of Pope Benedict XVI
? The seven sacraments
? The present state of Catholic education, Catholic identity, and Catholic social teaching

Baker
& Taylor

Presents an introduction to Roman Catholicism, discussing its basic doctrines and history, the current status of Catholic education and social teachings, the impact of the recent sex scandals, and the issues that the church faces in the future.

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha, [2006]
Edition: Third edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781592575350
1592575358
Branch Call Number: 282 O'Gorman 2006
Characteristics: xxxi, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Faulkner, Mary 1939-

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