Drawing on the trusted and popular Catholic Update newsletter, the Catholic Update Guide to the Catechism of the Catholic Church will help you understand the history of catechisms in the Catholic Church, and why Pope John II decided to undertake a revision of the Roman Catechism, which had stood as a systematic presentation of the truths of Catholicism since 1566. Whether you're new to the Church or a lifelong Catholic, this guide gives you an overview of this essential teaching tool of the Catholic faith. Questions for reflection after each chapter.
Fifty years since Vatican II, thirty years since Pope John Paul II called for a new comprehensive summary of Catholic doctrine, twenty years since the document was completed, a significant number of people are unaware that it even exists, let alone being familiar with its contents. And yet, broadly speaking, the Catechism of the Catholic Church simply articulates and elaborates what we say every Sunday in the Creed, the way we strive to live morally and ethically, and the way we communicate with God in prayer. The Catholic Update Guide to the Catechism of the Catholic Church explores what it is and how it is different from previous catechisms and walks through its four pillarscreed, sacraments, morality, and prayer.
MARY CAROL KENDZIA is a director of product development at Franciscan Media. She is the author of The 5 W's of Our Catholic Faith: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How We Live It, and coauthor of I Like Being in Parish Ministry: Music.