Catholic and Curious: Your Questions Answered

Catholic and Curious: Your Questions Answered

by Msgr. Charles Pope

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Overview

Do you ever feel confused, befuddled, or just plain lost when it comes to the Catholic Faith? Do the teachings and practices of the Church leave you scratching your head? Then this is the book for you. In Catholic and Curious: Your Questions Answered, Monsignor Charles Pope tackles 500 tough questions on just about every subject imaginable. In easily digestible question-and-answer format, this book covers everything from God and the Bible to the liturgy, the sacraments, Catholic moral teaching, Mary, the saints, and life after death, all organized by topic for quirk reference. In this book you'll find not only straightforward answers but a deeper understanding and appreciation of the truths of the Catholic Faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681921587
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 07/16/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 209,409
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Monsignor Charles Pope was ordained a priest in 1989 for the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. He is a well-known blogger and writer and has authored a question-and-answer column for Our Sunday Visitor since 2013. He offers numerous retreats and talks for laity and clergy and appears as a regular guest on EWTN's Morning Glory.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8

Introduction 9

Part I God

The Holy Trinity 13

God the Father 16

God the Son 18

God the Holy Spirit 32

Part II The Bible

The Old Testament 36

Difficult Passages in Scripture 45

Jesus in Scripture 55

Saint John the Baptist 95

Saint Paul 99

Reading Scripture 101

Living Scripture 115

Part III Liturgy and Sacraments

The Sacraments 122

Baptism 124

Penance 129

Holy Eucharist 141

Confirmation 148

Matrimony 149

Holy Orders 164

Anointing of the Sick 168

The Church's Liturgy 169

The Mass 169

Liturgical Seasons and Feasts 199

Inside the Church 214

Sacred Music 217

Liturgy of the Hours 225

Funerals 229

Part IV Our Moral Life

The Commandments 236

Sin and Forgiveness 241

Precepts of the Church 265

The Sanctity of Life 272

Medical Ethics 280

Sexual Morality 292

Ethics in Society 314

Part V The Church

The One True Church 326

The Church's Authority 333

The Church's

Hierarchical Structure 337

The Church's Teachings 347

The Church in Society 351

Other Catholic Kites 353

Our Protestant Brethren 353

Unfortunate Scandals and Divisions 362

Part VI Prayers and Practices

Prayers 370

Eucharistic Adoration 376

Sacramentals and Blessings 378

Questions about Mary 388

Angels 397

The Saints 406

Relics 412

Fasting and Abstinence 417

Tithing 420

Indulgences 421

Exorcisms 424

Part VII Other Topics

Human Origins 430

Suffering 439

Catholic Terms and Concepts 447

Part VIII The Last Things

Death 470

Judgment 477

Hell 481

Purgatory 488

Heaven 491

Index 507

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