This work is an adaptation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It follows the Catechism's arrangement of content: the Creed, sacraments, Christian morality, and prayer. The structure of each chapter includes a story or lesson of faith with a corresponding Church teaching, its foundation and application, appropriate doctrinal statements, and a discussion on the relationship of that Church teaching to contemporary culture. Related interesting information in sidebars, questions for discussion, and meditation and prayer accompany each lesson. This work is an excellent reference for any Catholic's bookshelf and can be helpful in RCIA programs. (USCCB Publishing). Paperback.
The presence of the Catholic Church in the United States reaches back to the founding days of our country through the leadership of Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States. His story like the stories at the start of each chapter in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults give us a glimpse into the lives of Catholics who lived out their faith throughout our country's history. Each chapter in the Catechism for Adults includes stories, doctrine, reflection, quotations, discussion questions, and prayer to lead the reader to a deepening faith. The Catechism for Adults is an excellent resource for preparation of catechumens in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and for ongoing catechesis of adults.