The Faith We Profess: A Catholic Guide to the Apostles' Creed by Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi
Noted Washington, D.C. pastor and teacher Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi offers a simple introduction to Catholicism blending sound Catholic teaching with scripture, the wisdom of the saints, literature, and personal anecdotes to offer a synopsis of the faith suitable for lifelong Catholics and inquirers alike. Vaghi deftly explains how this oldest of the Church's creeds is not only a summary of Catholic beliefs, but an invitation to entrust oneself to God. Twelve chapters corresponding to the twelve articles of the Creed offer a fast-paced tour of the Catholic faith, with particular attention to sometimes neglected aspects distinctive to Catholicism. Questions for reflection and prayers are included for group and/or devotional use.
Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi is pastor of the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland, and a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington. Prior to his seminary studies at the Gregorian University in Rome, he practiced law. He remains a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar, and is chaplain of the John Carroll Society, a group of professionals and businesspersons in service of the Archbishop of Washington. He has written a number of articles for America and Priest magazines and for Our Sunday Visitor newspaper. He is also a contributor to Behold Your Mother: Priests Speak about Mary (Ave Maria Press).
"I hear the questions from campus ministers, RCIA leaders, adult education organizers, even from sincere adults just longing to deepen their faith: What book do you recommend that is substantive but interesting, comprehensive yet readable, that touches both the head and the heart? Now I've got the answer: Get Monsignor Vaghi's The Faith We Profess." – Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York