Catholicism For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118170431
  • ISBN-13: 9781118170434
  • DDC: 282
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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How can the Catholic Church be both hugely popular and widely scorned? How can it hold onto its ancient roots and be forever changing? This bestselling guide answers these questions and more in this latest edition featuring 25 percent new and updated content. Catholicism For Dummies, 2nd Edition, speaks to interested outsiders, non-clergy, and practicing Catholics, as well as to religious professionals and members of the clergy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
Authors' Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: What Do Catholics Believe?.
3: What It Means to Be Catholic.
4: Having Faith in God's Revealed Word.
5: In the Beginning: Catholic Teachings on Creation and Original Sin.
6: Believing in Jesus.
7: Defining “The Church” and What Membership Means.
8: Who's Who in the Catholic Church.
9: Celebrating the Mysteries of Faith.
10: Body and Soul: Worshipping Catholic Style.
11: Entering the Church: Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation.
12: The Sacraments of Service and Healing.
13: Celebrating the Catholic Mass.
14: Living a Saintly Life.
15: Obeying the Rules: Catholic Law.
16: Loving and Honoring: The Ten Commandments.
17: Being Good When Sinning Is so Easy.
18: Standing Firm: The Church's Stance on Some Sticky Issues.
19: Praying and Using Devotions.
20: Growing in the Faith.
21: Showing Your Love for God.
22: Expressing Affection for Mary.
23: Honoring the Catholic Saints.
24: Practicing Catholic Traditions.
25: The Part of Tens.
26: Ten Famous Catholics.
27: Ten (Plus One) Popular Catholic Saints.
28: Ten Popular Catholic Places.
Appendix A: A Brief History of Catholicism.
Appendix B: Popular Catholic Prayers.