The easy way to grasp the ins and outs of Catholicism Catholicism For Dummies is not a catechism or religious textbook, but a casual, down-to-earth introduction for Catholics and non-Catholics. It gives commonsense explanations of Catholic weddings, Baptisms, funerals, Confirmations, and First Communions. You'll also discover other important ...Read MoreThe easy way to grasp the ins and outs of Catholicism Catholicism For Dummies is not a catechism or religious textbook, but a casual, down-to-earth introduction for Catholics and non-Catholics. It gives commonsense explanations of Catholic weddings, Baptisms, funerals, Confirmations, and First Communions. You'll also discover other important topics that can help you better understand the Catholic culture--from morality and devotions to worship and liturgy. There are more than one billion Catholics in the world, and each one shares a foundational set of basic beliefs and practices that he or she follows. Some of the teachings of Catholicism are thousands of years old, while others are more recent. So what is the Catholic culture like and what do they believe? Catholicism For Dummies answers these and many other questions. Various stances within American Catholicism today Covers the death of John Paul II and the succession of Pope Benedict XVI, who has supported the return of the Latin Mass among congregations who desire to celebrate it Expanded information on baptism, confirmation, and the other sacraments New information about the priesthood and religious life today Twenty-first-century issues and questions modern Catholics face, including gay marriage, abortion, and the death penalty Catholicism For Dummies presents a rich tapestry and history of the Catholic faith--from devotions to doctrines. This intelligent and faithful look at Catholicism will open your eyes to this religion and answer many of the questions you may have about it.Read Less
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Jul 7, 2010
It is a very helpful and informative overview of Catholicism.
Oct 30, 2008
Great book, great service!
I am a cradle Catholic and I think this book is great. It is a much lighter read than the Catechism of the Church. The book was in great condition and it was sent quickly and in great shape. I highly recommend this book and this seller! A+++
May 2, 2007
Super for Both Cradle Catholics & Converts
Catholicism for Dummies" provides the "real scoop" on all of the stuff you need to know about "Why we are Catholic". It walks you through the Profession of Faith (what do all of the words in that mean in today's world), the Sacraments (what the faithful do AFTER the day you receive the Sacrament), the Saints, the history of the Church, etc.
But, most importantly, it is about being a Catholic Today. The author is not timid about addressing hot-button and controversial topics such as Abortion, Homosexuality, Adultery, etc. He tells you what the Ten Commandments mean to us today.
My hubby & I facilitate a class called "Why Catholic". It is part of the RENEW program, and we use a Workbook, the Catechism, and the Bible as our primary references. But, "Catholicism for Dummies" helps us immensely in putting together a Lesson that is interesting and challenging. Our group size has doubled in a year, due to the popularity of the material. All the credit goes to this book.
SUMMARY: It's a great book -- we have read it cover-to-cover, and we are both Cradle Catholics. We found out that truly we knew hardly anything about being Catholic. We thought the Catholic religion was all just strict outdated rules, but this book really shakes it all out for you.
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