Idiot's Guides: Catholicism, 1st Edition

  • Julie Young
  • Father Eric Augenstein
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  • ISBN-10: 161564721X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615647217
  • DDC: 282
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Catholicism has been a prominent Christian sect for more than 1,700 years, and is professed by more than 1.2 billion people worldwide. People outside the faith who seek to understand it sometimes have trouble comprehending its structure, values, traditions, and beliefs. Idiot's Guides: Catholicism holds the key to the mysteries of the Church.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
What is Catholicism?.
1: What Do Catholics Believe?.
2: The Holy Trinity.
3: The Bible.
4: The Universal Church.
The Sacramental Life.
5: Sacraments: Outward and Visible Signs.
6: The Sacraments of Initiation.
7: The Sacraments of Healing.
8: The Sacraments of Service.
9: The Catholic Mass.
Living the Good Life.
10: Morality.
11: Virtues and Vices.
12: Catholic Social Teaching.
13: Heaven and Hell.
Prayer and Holiness.
14: Prayer: A Two-Way Conversation.
15: Mary and the Rosary.
16: Spiritual Growth.
17: The Saints: God’s Role Models.
Catholic Life and Culture.
18: Balancing Faith and Fact.
19: People and Places of the Church.
20: The Role of Beauty in Catholicism.
21: Catholic Practices.
22: The Catholic Calendar.
23: Being Catholic in a Digital Age.
Appendix A A Conversation with a Priest.
Appendix B Glossary.
Appendix C Quick Reference.
Appendix D Common Catholic Abbreviations.
Appendix E Popes of the Catholic Church.
Appendix F Glossary of Saints.
About the Authors.