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Catholicism Answer Book

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Catalog Code: 9781402208065

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The new book from the best-selling "dynamic duo" priest-authors of Catholicism For Dummies. Fr. Trigilo and Fr. Brighenti can frequently be seen on EWTN co-hosting the popular series "Crash Course in Catholicism."



As religion continues to dominate the news, politics and society in general, more and more laypeople are looking for a reliable guide to understanding the beliefs and practices of each faith.
The Roman Catholic Church—the largest branch of Christianity—claims a total of 1.086 billion baptized members around the globe and has been revered by millions of followers for thousands of years. Why?

The Catholicism Answer Book answers 300 pivotal questions about one of the world’s oldest religions. From the basic tenets of Christianity to the differences between a Catholic Bible and a Protestant Bible, readers can round out their knowledge on such inquiries as:

• What are the “lost” or “missing” books of the Bible?
• Why does it seem like Catholics worship Mary?
• What are the Last Things?
• Why confess to a priest when I can go directly to God?

About the authors:

Rev. John Trigilio Jr., Ph.D., Th.D., (Marysville, PA) serves as Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Marysville, PA, and of Saint Bernadette Catholic Church in Duncannon, PA. He is the president of the Confraterntiy of Catholic Clergy and executive editor of its quarterly journal, Sapientia magazine. He also acts as cohost for Web of Faith and Council of Faith, two weekly television series on Eternal World Television Network, a Catholic cable channel.

Rev. Kenneth Brighenti, Ph.D., (Raritan, NJ) is pastor of Saint Ann Catholic Church in Raritan, NJ, and managing editor of Sapientia magazine. He is also the cohost with Father Trigilio for Web of Faith and Council of Faith TV shows.

Review, from Library Journal -

"This book provides answers to 288 commonly asked questions about the Catholic faith, grouped under the headings of doctrine, worship, the Ten Commandments, prayer, church history, and "this and that." Written by the authors of John Paul II for Dummies and 101 Things Everyone Should Know About the Bible, it is aimed at a popular rather than a scholarly audience. While it does provide some helpful information on the basics of Catholicism, answers sometimes consist of roundabout explanations that could be expressed more succinctly, and some sections are confusing in their inclusion of concepts not directly related to the subject under discussion. Some of the questions seem rather odd, such as whether God created alien life on other planets and whether "daily bread" comes from bakeries, and some of the explanations are somewhat flippant. Sources include the 1997 Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as papal encyclicals and church staples like the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas, which underline the traditional/conservative orientation of this work. Of some interest to public libraries." -Denise J. Stankovics

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