The Catholicism Answer Book: The 300 Most Frequently Asked Questions

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Jan 1, 2007 - Religion - 320 pages
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As religion continues to dominate the news, politics and society in general, more and more laypeople are looking for a reliable guide to understanding the beliefs and practices of each faith.

The Roman Catholic Church-the largest branch of Christianity-claims a total of over 1 billion baptized members around the globe and has been revered by billions of followers for thousands of years. Why?

The Catholicism Answer Book answers 300 pivotal questions about one of the world's oldest religions. From the basic tenets of Christianity and the nature of God and salvation to the differences between a Catholic Bible and a Protestant Bible, readers can round out their knowledge on such inquiries as:

  • What are the "lost" or "missing" books of the Bible? And why are the books we have canonical?
  • Why does it seem like Catholics worship Mary?
  • What are the Last Things?
  • Why confess to a priest when I can go directly to God?

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This book provides answers to 288 commonly asked questions about the Catholic faith, grouped under the headings of doctrine, worship, the Ten Commandments, prayer, church history, and "this and that ... Read full review


Why Seven Sacraments? Catholic Worship
Which Ten?The Ten Commandments
Our FatherOur Prayer
Yesterday and Today Church History and Common Questions
About the Authors
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Rev. Fr. John Trigilio, Jr., PhD, ThD, a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, is pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Marysville, Pennsylvania) and St. Bernadette Catholic Churches (Duncannon, Pennsylvania). He is the current president of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, and also cohosts two weekly television and radio series on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).

Rev. Fr. Kenneth D. Brighenti, PhD, a native of New Britain, Connecticut, is pastor of Saint Ann Catholic Church (Raritan, New Jersey). He is the managing editor of Sapientia magazine and cohosts the weekly TV and radio series on EWTN, Crash Course in Catholicism, with Father Trigilio.

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