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Catholicism For Dummies

Catholicism For Dummies

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There are more than one billion Catholics in the world, and each one has a similar set of basic beliefs and practices that he or she follows. Some of the teachings of Catholicism are thousands of years old, while others are more recent. So what is the Catholic culture like and what do they believe? Catholicism For Dummies answers these and many other questions.

Whether you're a Catholic or not, you may be totally clueless or just unaware of some aspects of Catholic traditions, history, doctrine, worship, devotion, or culture. No sweat. Regardless of whether you're engaged, married, related to a Catholic, or just curious about what Catholics really do believe, this book is for you.

Catholicism For Dummies is not a catechism or religious textbook, but a casual, down-to-earth introduction for non-Catholics and reintroduction for Catholics. It gives commonsense explanations so that the next time you're invited to a Catholic wedding, Baptism, funeral, Confirmation, or First Communion, you won't be totally confused. You'll also discover other important topics that can help you better understand the Catholic culture-from morality and devotions to worship and liturgy. This book will familiarize you with Catholicism by showing you:

  • What it means to be a Catholic: traditions, prayers, beliefs, and holidays
  • Who is who in the Catholic hierarchy
  • How Catholics worship
  • What the Seven Sacraments and Ten Commandments are
  • The book regarded as the holiest to Catholics: The Bible
  • The Church's stand on some sticky issues

Catholicism For Dummies presents a rich tapestry and history of the Catholic faith-from devotions to doctrines. This intelligent and faithful look at Catholicism will open your eyes to this religion and answer many of the questions you may have about it.



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About "Catholicism For Dummies"

There are more than one billion Catholics in the world, and each one has a similar set of basic beliefs and practices that he or she follows. Some of the teachings of Catholicism are thousands of years old, while others are more recent. So what is the Catholic culture like and what do they believe? Catholicism For Dummies answers these and many other questions.

Whether you're a Catholic or not, you may be totally clueless or just unaware of some aspects of Catholic traditions, history, doctrine, worship, devotion, or culture. No sweat. Regardless of whether you're engaged, married, related to a Catholic, or just curious about what Catholics really do believe, this book is for you.

Catholicism For Dummies is not a catechism or religious textbook, but a casual, down-to-earth introduction for non-Catholics and reintroduction for Catholics. It gives commonsense explanations so that the next time you're invited to a Catholic wedding, Baptism, funeral, Confirmation, or First Communion, you won't be totally confused. You'll also discover other important topics that can help you better understand the Catholic culture-from morality and devotions to worship and liturgy. This book will familiarize you with Catholicism by showing you:

  • What it means to be a Catholic: traditions, prayers, beliefs, and holidays
  • Who is who in the Catholic hierarchy
  • How Catholics worship
  • What the Seven Sacraments and Ten Commandments are
  • The book regarded as the holiest to Catholics: The Bible
  • The Church's stand on some sticky issues

Catholicism For Dummies presents a rich tapestry and history of the Catholic faith-from devotions to doctrines. This intelligent and faithful look at Catholicism will open your eyes to this religion and answer many of the questions you may have about it.


- Publisher

Meet the Authors

John Trigilio

Rev. John Trigilio, Jr., PhD, ThD, a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, serves as the pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Marysville, Pennsylvania) and St. Bernadette Catholic Churches (Duncannon, Pennsylvania). He is the president of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and executive editor of its quarterly journal, "Sapientia" magazine. Father Trigilio is a co-host of two weekly TV series on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN): "Web of Faith" and "Council of Faith." He also serves as a theological consultant and online spiritual advisor for EWTN. He's been listed in "Who's Who in America"

Kenneth Brighenti

Rev. John Trigilio, Jr., PhD, ThD: A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Father Trigilio serves as the pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Marysville, Pennsylvania) and St. Bernadette Catholic Churches (Duncannon, Pennsylvania). He is the President of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and Executive Editor of its quarterly journal, "Sapientia" magazine. Father Trigilio is a co-host of two weekly TV series on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN): "Web of Faith" and "Crash Course in Catholicism." He also serves as a theological consultant and online spiritual advisor for EWTN. He was listed in

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction. Part I: Getting Familiar With The Basics. Chapter 1: What It Means To Be Catholic. Chapter 2: Who's Who In The Catholic Church. Part Ii: Understanding All Those Beliefs. Chapter 3: Ya Gotta Have Faith. Chapter 4: Believing In Jesus. Chapter 5: Worshipping Catholic Style. Chapter 6: The Sacraments Of Initiation. Chapter 7: The Sacraments Of Community And Mercy. Chapter 8: Celebrating The Catholic Mass. Part Iii: Behaving Like A Saint. Chapter 9: Catholic Law 101. Chapter 10: Loving And Honoring: The Ten Commandments. Chapter 11: Being Good When Sinning Is So Easy. Chapter 12: The Church's Stand On Some Sticky Issues. Part Iv: Practicing Catholicism Through Devotions. Chapter 13: Showing Your Love For God. Chapter 14: Expressing Affection For Mary. Chapter 15: Calling On The Canonized. Chapter 16: Catholic Traditions. Part V: The Part Of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Famous Catholics. Chapter 18: Ten Popular Catholic Saints. Chapter 19: Ten Popular Catholic Places. Part Vi: Appendixes. Appendix A: A Brief History Of Catholicism. Appendix B: Fun Facts For The Faithful. Index.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 274435
  • Product Code 9780764553912
  • ISBN 0764553917
  • EAN 9780764553912
  • Pages 432
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Roman Catholicism
  • Publisher Jossey Bass
  • Publication Date Apr 2003
  • Sales Rank #52694
  • Dimensions 236 x 189 x 24 mm
  • Weight 0.649kg

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