More than 1.2 billion people in the world identify as "Catholic." People outside this ancient faith sometimes have trouble comprehending its structure, values, traditions, and beliefs. Idiot's Guides: Catholicism is for any new — or renewed — believer. This thorough guide covers everything from the foundational tenets and creeds, the visible signs of Catholicism, and an explanation of specific prayers. An exploration of the Mass, holy days, key people and places, art, literature, and more are also covered in easy-to-understand text.
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About the Author
Julie Young is an award-winning freelance writer whose work has been seen in a number of publications, including the Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Monthly, ADVANCE for Nurses, Catholic Teacher Magazine, and Evansville Living. She is a featured columnist for Michiana House & Home, Glo Magazine, and CNN.com. Young was formerly a writer with the Associated Press, has been a regular guest on radio programs such as Hoosier History Live!, and in 2000, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is also the author of numerous books, including Idiot's Guides: Catholicism.
Father Eric Augenstein became vocations director for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in 2013 and is also the Sacramental Minister of St. Agnes Catholic Community in Nashville, Indiana. Ordained a priest in 2004, Fr. Eric has previously served as associate pastor of the Richmond Catholic Community and chaplain of Seton Catholic High School, Richmond, Indiana; pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, New Albany, Indiana; and chaplain of Our Lady of Providence High School, Clarksville, Indiana. He blogs regularly at Cafe St. Isidore: Digital Conversations with a Catholic Priest.