When the first American edition of the Catechism came out, it was an unexpected national bestseller. Why? Maybe it was because this book, in an age filled with doubts, teaches with authority. it isn't an interpretation of what Catholics believe; it is what Catholics believe. Here in one volume is the whole teaching of the Church, undiluted and uncompromised.
These teachings are eternal. But the Catechism itself is up-to-the-minute. From animal experimentation to unemployment, it addresses all the most pressing moral questions of the modern world. The index is a masterpiece in itself, nearly 50 pages of carefully organized references that make it easy to find the Catechism's treatment of any subject.
This second edition has been revised in accordance with the official Latin text. it also adds a helpful glossary.
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After several years of dragging my feet, I finally went out and got myself a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Why did I wait so long? Well, for starters, it's a pretty thick book with rather small type. Honestly, that shouldn't have deterred me, but I let it as part of the litany of excuses not to pick it up. I think what really deterred me was the assumption that I wasn’t going to find it an enjoyable read by any stretch of the imagination (and coming from someone who reads history texts for pleasure, that’s really saying somethi Full Review...
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