The Faith of Our Fathers: A Plain Exposition and Vindication of the Church Founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ
by James Cardinal Gibbons
The Faith of Our Fathers always has been an incredibly popular and successful book explaining the basic tenets of the Catholic Faith and why we hold them. It delves into the historical background of virtually everything people find hard to understand about our religion, such as priestly celibacy, sacred images, the Church and the Bible, the primacy of Peter, Communion under one kind, invocation of the Saints, etc. First published in 1876, when there was much anti-Catholic sentiment in the United States, the book sold 1.4 million copies in forty years and has been reprinted many times since. It is being reprinted once again by popular request. This book will confirm one's faith in the truth of the Catholic Church like none other and will arm the reader to answer the questions so often posed by skeptics and unbelievers.