Father smith instructs jackson; centennial Edition

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Over 3 million copies of this timeless classic have been sold, and it has influenced thousands of conversions. Witness the engaging and accessible interplay between a priest and a non-Catholic inquiring about the Faith. Their conversation is a masterpiece in catechesis - as Chris Jackson asks the questions generation after generation wants to ask, and Father Smith responds with wisdom, wit, Scripture references, and solid Catholic teaching. It is one-on-one catechesis at its finest, delivered in a relevant and ...
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Overview

Over 3 million copies of this timeless classic have been sold, and it has influenced thousands of conversions. Witness the engaging and accessible interplay between a priest and a non-Catholic inquiring about the Faith. Their conversation is a masterpiece in catechesis - as Chris Jackson asks the questions generation after generation wants to ask, and Father Smith responds with wisdom, wit, Scripture references, and solid Catholic teaching. It is one-on-one catechesis at its finest, delivered in a relevant and practical context - much like Jesus himself taught.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592764457
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Edition description: Centennial
  • Pages: 267
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Introduction 13

Part I God's Church and Her Teachings

Getting Acquainted 17

1 Fundamentals of Christian Faith 23

2 The Fall of Adam and Original Sin 30

3 God's Plan to Save Humankind 37

4 The Principal Events in Christ's Life 43

5 Proof That Christ Is God 49

6 The Correct Concept of God's Church 56

7 The Relationship of the Bible to the Church 62

8 "One Fold Under One Shepherd" 66

9 The True Church Must Be Infallible 72

10 The "Bible Only" Theory a Failure 77

11 If One Cannot Decide, None Can 81

12 Heaven Is a Reward 85

13 The Doctrine of Hell Is Reasonable 89

14 Purgatory, Plain Church Teaching 94

Part II The Commandments of God

The Ten Commandments

The Precepts of the Church 100

15 Actual Sin 101

16 The First Commandment 105

17 Catholic Devotion to Saints 109

18 The Second Commandment 115

19 The Third Commandment 120

20 The Fourth Commandment 125

21 The Fifth Commandment 129

22 The Sixth and Ninth Commandments 136

23 The Seventh and Tenth Commandments 142

24 The Eighth Commandment 145

25 Sundays and Holy Days 149

26 Penance in the Church 153

27 The Support of Religion 156

28 Marriage Regulations 159

Part III The Means of Grace

29 Sanctifying Grace 167

30 The Mystical Body of Christ 171

31 Baptism 174

32 Confirmation 179

33 The Holy Eucharist 184

34 The Mass 188

35 Frequent Communion 192

36 The Priest at the Altar 195

37 Participation in the Mass 199

38 Reconciliation 203

39 Scriptural Proof for Reconciliation 207

40 Contrition and Confession 210

41 Indulgences 215

42 Anointing of the Sick 219

43 Holy Orders 222

44 Christian Marriage 225

45 The Purpose of Sacramentals229

46 Prayer 232

47 The Lord's Prayer 238

Part IV Approved Devotions

48 The Rosary 245

49 The Way of the Cross 250

50 The Eucharist Outside Mass 252

51 Retreats, Missions, and Novenas 254

Common Prayers 257

Index 261

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