Here it is -- the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in
more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholic throughout the
world believe in common. This book is the catechism (the word means
"instruction") that will serve as the standard for all future catechisms.
draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and
teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index,
footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every
subject. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the
Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the
Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church
offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in
learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. Here is a positive,
coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward
transformation. Paperback; 864 pgs.