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Catholicism For Dummies

Catholicism For Dummies

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by John Trigilio Jr., Kenneth Brighenti
     
 

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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 topics

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118077788
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
77,802
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Rev. John Trigilio, Jr., PhD, ThD, is President of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and co-hosts with Fr. Brighenti several programs on the Eternal Word Television Network.

Rev. Kenneth Brighenti, PhD, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and was a U.S. Naval Reserve Chaplain.

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Catholicism For Dummies 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All you want to know and in short simple sections
Cowboy_Andy More than 1 year ago
Concise representation of Catholic teaching in common language. Some great examples. Much easier to read than the Catechism, but consistent with that, and includes references to it. We use it for RCIA classes, and though I'm one of the Catechists, I find this book clarifies what is sometimes vague in my own understanding. Highly recommended for any Catholic, and anyone else who wants to understand Catholic teaching. If more people read this, there would be very few who find offense at what the Church teaches.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mother refered this to me when I said I was interested in the catholic church. All I can say is mother does know best. A easy to read and understand book that helped me start my journey with a good overview.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is nothing "dumb" or demeaning in this clearly written and well-organized book. It tells much about the faith with good examples and clear intent.
Monica Chwojdak More than 1 year ago
Easy to read and great explanations and descriptions of the Catholic christian faith. Highly recommended, and not just to 'dummies'. : )
sheila0405 More than 1 year ago
Whatever you want to know about Catholicism is found in this book. Easy to read, with concrete examples. The difference between dogma and discipline, the priest sex scandal, the history of the Church, and clear explanations of the Sacraments makes this a winner. Whether you want to know more about your Catholic faith, or are a non-Catholic looking for answers, this is the book for you. We used this in my parish's RCIA classes with great success.
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Is there any other kind?