Now That You Are a Catholic: An Informal Guide to Catholic Customs, Traditions, and Practices

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You'll find Father Kenny's friendly and helpful book a practical -- and enjoyable -- introduction to the occasionally overwhelming world of day-to-day life in the Roman Catholic Church. Father Kenny draws on his dozens of years of experience as a pastor, campus minister and chaplain to help explain, clarify and introduce you to the Church you've recently become a member of. More than anything else, this book is designed to assist you in the most important matters of your faith -- including how to join a parish, ...
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Overview

You'll find Father Kenny's friendly and helpful book a practical -- and enjoyable -- introduction to the occasionally overwhelming world of day-to-day life in the Roman Catholic Church. Father Kenny draws on his dozens of years of experience as a pastor, campus minister and chaplain to help explain, clarify and introduce you to the Church you've recently become a member of. More than anything else, this book is designed to assist you in the most important matters of your faith -- including how to join a parish, how to go to confession, how to pray the rosary (including the new luminous mysteries), and how to make sense of the sometimes confusing Church liturgical calendar. With a common-sense attitude touched by good humor and patience, Father Kenny presents his book in three parts. Part one deals with "how-to" questions, while part two presents liturgical and devotional customs, questions and issues, especially in the light and tradition of the Second Vatican Council. A collection of common Catholic prayers comprises the Appendix.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809141944
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part I
1. Joining a Parish 5
2. Going to Mass 9
3. Receiving Communion 16
4. Receiving Sacramental Forgiveness 21
5. Getting Married 30
6. Buying a Bible 36
7. Visiting Churches 41
8. When Someone Is Sick 46
9. That First Year 50
10. Coping with Change 56
11. Getting an Annulment 62
Part II
12. Liturgical Life 67
13. Devotional and Prayer Life 72
14. Organizations 79
15. When Someone Dies 84
16. Religious Orders 88
17. In the Parishes 93
18. Movements 98
19. Creative Tensions 111
Appendix 115
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