The official Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition
clearly spells out the Church's beliefs on:
- Love and marriage
God, creation, humanity, life, death, and the afterlife
Mary, the Church, the saints, and the sacraments
And much, much more.
Why a "second edition"? Revised to conform completely with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997, the book now also includes an extensive glossary and analytical index to make it even more "user friendly."
Unlike the catechism you may have used as a child, the official Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition
, doesn't have a question-and-answer format. Designed for lay use, it can be read from cover-to-cover or, with its handy index, used as a resource to find a specific teaching on a specific topic.
A "must" for every Catholic household. It's also the perfect gift for graduation, Confirmation, birthdays, Christmas, and Mother's or Father's Day. (And a great addition to your own library to help you learn even more about the Church and be better able to explain its beliefs to others!)