Since its 1885 debut, the Catechism commissioned by the Third Council of Bishops in Baltimore has instructed generations of Catholic faithful. With an easy to read Q&A format, the Catechism combines solid Catholic doctrinal teaching with meaningful exposure to Scripture and practical application. The 33 lessons contained in Baltimore Catechism No. 1 present the basics of the Catholic Faith in a manner suitable for First Communicants through fifth graders. TAN CLASSIC. Paperback.
The Third Plenary Council of Baltimore was an American assembly held in the nineteenth century. Presiding were Archbishop Gibbons, the Apostolic Delegate, in addition to thirteen other archbishops, sixty-one bishops or their representatives, six abbots, and a religious general. Its sessions were held from the ninth of November to the seventh of December, 1884, and were comprised of twelve decrees. The Third Council is most noteworthy for the vigorous Catholic school building campaign which it spawned, commanding all parishes to provide Catholic education. It also produced the popular Baltimore Catechism for schoolchildren.
Baltimore Catechism Two contains the full number of questions and answers issued by the original commission. It is recommended for those in grades 6-9 or Confirmation classes. Baltimore Catechism One is a simplified edition presenting half of the questions contained in Two. Baltimore Catechism Three includes additional questions, definitions, examples, and applications for those seeking further study.