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Catholicism For Dummies, Mini Edition

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Overview

Get the quick facts on Catholicism


This is your casual, down-to-earth introduction for non-Catholics and reintroduction for Catholics. Whether you're a Catholic or not, you may be totally clueless or just unaware of some aspects of Catholic traditions, history, doctrine, worship, devotion, or culture. If so, then this book is right for you!


Open the book and find:





  • What it means to be a Catholic





  • Who's who in the Catholic hierarchy





  • How Catholics worship





  • The origins and importance of the Sacraments of Initiation


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118042687
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 80,021
  • File size: 739 KB

Meet the Author

Rev. John Trigilio, Jr., PhD, ThD, serves as Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Marysville, Pennsylvania, and of Saint Bernadette Catholic Church in Duncannon, PA.


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

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Table of Contents

Introduction.


Icons Used in This Book.


Where to Go from Here.


Chapter 1: What Exactly Is Catholicism Anyway?


The Basic Beliefs.


The Primary Way of Worship.


The Fundamental Perspective.


The General Ground Rules.


Chapter 2: Who's Who in the Catholic Church.


Getting to Know the Pope.


How the pope gets his job.


Is he really infallible?


Next in Command: Cardinals.


Bishops and Archbishops.


The Vicar General.


The Parish Priest.


Deacons.


Monks and Nuns, Brothers and Sisters.


Chapter 3: The Sacraments of Initiation.


Baptism.


Baptizing with water.


Recognizing the role of godparents.


The Holy Eucharist.


Understanding the origins of the Eucharist.


Receiving Holy Communion.


Coming of Age: Confirmation.


Chapter 4: Celebrating the Catholic Mass.


What Exactly Is the Mass?


Honoring the Sabbath publicly.


Participating fully.


The Two Parts of the Mass.


The Liturgy of the Word.


The Liturgy of the Eucharist.


Spiritual Seasons of the Year.


Christ Our Light: The first half of the liturgical year.


Christ Our Life: The second half of the liturgical year.


Other tidbits about the liturgical year.


Chapter 5: Expressing Affection for Mary.


No, Catholics Don't Worship Mary.


The Official Scoop on Mary.


She's the Mother of God.


She's the Mother of the Church.


She's the Mother of the Mystical Body of Christ.


The last word on the Immaculate Conception.


She went to heaven body and soul.


Her never-ending virginity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2011

    Great resource

    Presents an easy to use overview of the Catholic faith. As a cradle Catholic I have still had trouble explaining my faith. This book gives words and insight I knew but could not previously explain

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Very helpful

    This was one of the most helpful books I read when I was studying Catholicism.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2012

    If you want to learn about Catholicism...this is a easy way

    Easy to understand...really enjoyed it

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    A Great Refresher Course.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    Great Book

    I'm considering converting to Catholocism. This book answered a lot of those little questions that linger in the back of your mind.. The ones that you are not sure if or how to ask. I liked the format of the book. It was easy to find specific subject matter and the questions and answers were very easy to understand. I'm going to see if there is a more detailed version of the book. This one seemed like a condensed version just hitting the highlights.

    I would recommend this book to anyone struggling with understanding the Catholic Church, Mass, the Saints, and any other issues that you are struggling with understanding.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    A terrific little book!

    I liked this book so much that I bought that regular full edition so that I could read further. It's a very friendly read and there are terrific analogies throughout to help you understand some of the more difficult to grasp concepts of our faith. Get it. Read it. Live it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    recommended

    being a "cradle" catholic, i enjoyed it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Recommend

    From a non catholic, this book is informative, easy to read, and I enjoyed it. Will probably reread it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Great for all

    This book is fabulous for anyone interested in learning about the Catholic faith. It answers any possible questions and is easy to understand

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Highly Recommended for all Catholics!

    This book reminds you that God is an ever present part of our lives. This book invites us into places where you will learn or remind you that God invites us into places where He may be found. Turning the pages of this book you discover that as we pray, we are becoming hopeful people, knowing we are loved, heard and answered by God,

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    Posted January 21, 2013

    Ukmmm

    this is so disrespectful

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    If you ever wanted to understand your Catholic friend?

    Well written and I now have a greater understanding of the Catholic belief system

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    recommended

    good information in a mini edition...wished I read the whole edition.

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