Catholicism All-in-One For Dummies, 1st Edition

  • Rev. Kenneth Brighenti
  • Rev. Msgr. James Cafone
  • Rev. Jonathan Toborowsky
  • Rev. John Triglio, Jr.
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  • ISBN-10: 1119084709
  • ISBN-13: 9781119084709
  • DDC: 282
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 624 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Catholicism All-In-One For Dummies is your all-inclusive guide to the Catholic Church and its billions of followers. You'll learn how Catholicism came to be, how it's practiced, and where it stands socially and politically as you explore the rich history and diverse culture surrounding this major religion. Clear, friendly writing takes you inside a mass to understand what happens there, and walks you through a tour of the saints, holidays, the Bible, and the Vatican. Special coverage includes the role of women in the Church and in the Bible, and the tremendous popularity of Pope Francis, who has quickly become one of the Vatican's most-loved leaders. You'll dive into the beliefs and practices of Catholicism and get answers to the most common, confusing, controversial, and worrisome questions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
What Do Catholics Believe?.
1: What It Means to Be Catholic.
2: Having Faith in God's Revealed Word.
3: In the Beginning: Catholic Teachings on Creation and Original Sin.
4: Believing in Jesus.
5: Who's Who in Catholic Practice.
6: The Liturgical Year.
Walking the Catholic Walk.
7: Worshipping Catholic Style.
8: The Sacraments of Service and Healing.
9: Obeying the Rules: Catholic Law.
10: Loving and Honoring: The Ten Commandments.
11: Being Good When Sinning Is So Easy.
12: Standing Firm: The Church's Stance on Some Sticky Issues.
Catholic Mass.
13: Understanding Mass and Its Foundations.
14: Ordinary Form of the Mass.
15: Extraordinary Form: Traditional Latin Mass.
16: The Tools of the Catholic Mass.
17: The Look and Sound of Mass: Architecture, Art, and Music.
Saints and Other Important Figures.
18: Understanding Sainthood, Angels, and the Blessed Virgin.
19: Starting at the Beginning: Apostles and Evangelists.
20: Looking at Undecayed Saints (Incorruptibles).
21: Holy Martyrs.
22: Founding Fathers and Mothers.
23: Saintly Pastors.
24: Women in the Bible: Six Impactful Ladies.
All About the Pope.
25: How the Pope Becomes Pope, and What Happens Next.
26: John Paul II: A Man for All Seasons.
27: Pope Francis.
28: One Last Promotion: Popes Who Became Saints.
About the Authors.