The second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church has been revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997. It also has been enhanced by the addition of more than 100 pages that feature the following:
An analytical index translated from the Latin text
A glossary of terms
The decree of promulgation of the official Latin text
The first new compendium of Catholic doctrine regarding faith and morals in more than 400 years, the Catechism of the Catholic Church stands, in the words of Pope John Paul II, as "a sure norm for teaching the faith" and an "authentic reference text."
Out-of-print for two years but still in constant demand, the "full size" Catechism of the Catholic Church is back. Only this second edition: incorporates all the final modifications made in the official Latin text of the Catechism (it's the definitive edition); provides a much more complete index (it's easier to use); contains a brand new glossary of terms (it's easier to understand); and all this new information adds up to 100 pages more than in the original edition.