The purpose of this book is to gather together in a single source the great wealth of writings on the Catholic Church's catechism for the convenience of the English-speaking reader. To facilitate use, the arrangement here follows the paragraph numbering of the Catechism. All texts are provided in English translation. It is hoped that this companion volume to the Cathechism will prove a rich source of enlightenment, inspiration and reflection for all who seek to know and understand the Catholic faith. Presents English translations of all the texts that the catechism refers to, such as Scripture, the fathers of the church, theologians, councils, papal documents, and so forth. An invaluable primer if you're interested in the history and development of doctrine, no matter what denomination you belong to.