Catholicism For Dummies

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Get the scoop on the Catholic Church's stand on important social issues.


Want to know more about Catholicism? Catholicism for Dummies presents the rich tapestry and history of the Catholic Church - from devotions to doctrines. You'll find a description of the Catholic Mass, the seven sacraments, the liturgical calendar, the duties of the clergy, and much more.

Rev. John Trigilio, Jr., Ph.D., Th.D, is President of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and is Executive Editor of Sapienta magazine.

Rev. Kenneth Brighenti, Ph.D., is the co-host with Father Trigilio of Council of Faith on EWTN, the Eternal Word Television Network.


"Catholicism For Dummies is an intelligent and faithful look at one of the more misunderstood topics in contemporary religion."
- Michael S. Rose, author of Goodbye, Good Men, Priest, and Ugly as Sin


  • Introduction
  • I. Getting Familiar with the Basics
  • II. Understanding All Those Beliefs
  • III. Behaving Like a Saint
  • IV. Practicing Catholicism through Devotions
  • V. Part of Tens
  • VI. Appendixes
  • Index






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Review Provided By - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 3 stars overall. An easy-to-use reference in a pinch

There are many times, even throughout a single day, that a question comes up regarding the Church. Sometimes, just a quick look will satisfy the curiosity, which makes Catholicism for Dummies a great reference.  Well organized and easy to read, it can be used by either Catholics or non-Catholics.

The book is divided into six parts. The first part is titled "Geting Familliar with the Basics", and gives a brief overview of what it means to be a Catholic, the church hierarchy, the four marks of the True Church, and other such topics. The second section is "Understanding all those Beliefs" and covers faith, worship, the Sacraments, and the Mass. Next comes "Behaving Like a Saint", which is about Church Law, the Ten Commandments, and morality. The next section, "Practicing Catholicism Through Devotions", is (not surprisingly) about devotions in the Church. Section five is called "The Part of Tens", and cont Full Review...

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