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Complete Idiot's Guide to the Catholic Catechism : The Core Teachings of Catholicism in Plain English - Mary DeTurris Poust

Complete Idiot's Guide to the Catholic Catechism

The Core Teachings of Catholicism in Plain English

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Operating instructions for being a Catholic.

The Catechism is an amazing collection of Church teachings and rules that cover everything from the basics, like honoring God, to more unusual subjects, such as paying just wages and respecting animals. Perfect for students, lay teachers, Catholics, and readers of other faiths, this guide is the key to understanding the daily life of Catholics and gives readers an appreciation for what Catholics believe.
? Provides information and explanations without a conservative or liberal slant
? Co-author is a clergyperson expert on the teachings of the Catechism
? Companion volume to The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Understanding Catholicism, Third Edition


Decoding the Catechismp. 1
Not Your Grandmother's Catechismp. 3
What Catechism Is, and Is Notp. 4
A New Approachp. 6
Understanding Catechesisp. 6
What's in It for You?p. 7
It's Not as Scary as It Looksp. 8
Pop Quizp. 9
Survey Saysp. 11
A Little History, Pleasep. 13
Catechism 101p. 14
Theology Degree Not Requiredp. 15
In the Beginningp. 16
Getting Startedp. 17
How to Use Itp. 17
Extra Resourcesp. 18
The Next Stepp. 18
A Profession of Faithp. 21
Why We Believep. 23
The Desire to Know Godp. 24
God Meets Man-and Womanp. 25
God's Plan Revealed!p. 26
Isn't That Divine?p. 27
Is All This in the Bible?p. 28
Responding to Transcendent Lovep. 29
God the Fatherp. 31
Two Creeds, One Messagep. 31
What's in a Name?p. 35
Understanding the Trinityp. 36
Father and Sonp. 37
Everlasting Spiritp. 37
Spirit of Controversyp. 38
The Trio of Onep. 38
Opposing Forcesp. 41
How Did We End Up Here?p. 42
Good, Bad, and Evilp. 43
What Are Angels?p. 44
Why Me?p. 45
Original Sinp. 46
How Is Sin Possible?p. 47
Satan's Legacyp. 48
Son of God Is Bornp. 51
God Becomes Manp. 52
He Is the Christ, and the Messiahp. 53
Son of Godp. 54
Lord of Lordsp. 55
The Incarnationp. 56
He Is Body and Soulp. 57
Hail Mary, Full of Gracep. 57
The Immaculate Conceptionp. 58
A Virgin Birthp. 59
Mother to Us Allp. 60
The Journey of Jesus Christp. 63
The Meaning of His Lifep. 64
Birth and Baptismp. 64
Temptation in the Desertp. 67
Signs and Wondersp. 68
Transfigurationp. 69
Agony and Deathp. 70
Resurrection and Ascensionp. 72
Spirit of Godp. 75
Who Is the Holy Spirit?p. 76
Signs of the Spiritp. 77
The Spirit at Workp. 78
Pentecostp. 80
The Spirit in the Church Todayp. 82
The Holy Catholic Churchp. 83
Mission Possiblep. 84
People of Godp. 85
The Church's Rolep. 86
What About Everyone Else?p. 86
Other Christiansp. 88
Non-Christiansp. 88
Are Only Catholics Saved?p. 89
The Pope and Bishopsp. 89
Calling All Faithfulp. 90
Lay Men and Womenp. 90
Consecrated Lifep. 91
Religious Vocationsp. 93
A Potpourri of Pietyp. 95
Communion of Saintsp. 96
How Does Mary Help?p. 97
The Power to Forgive Sinsp. 99
Life Everlastingp. 99
Resurrection of the Bodyp. 100
Heaven, Hell, and Purgatoryp. 101
The Final Judgmentp. 102
New Hopep. 103
A Mystery Not Meant to Be Solvedp. 105
Mass: It's Not Just for Sundaysp. 107
What Is Liturgy?p. 108
On Earth as It Is in Heavenp. 109
Signs and Symbolsp. 110
Words and Actionsp. 111
Making Musicp. 112
Sacred Imagesp. 112
A Church for All Seasonsp. 113
The Liturgical Yearp. 114
Liturgy of the Hoursp. 114
Location, Location, Locationp. 115
Sacraments of Initiationp. 119
I Baptize Theep. 120
Water, Water, Everywherep. 120
Rite of Baptismp. 121
Anyone, Any Timep. 123
Baptismal Benefitsp. 124
Sacrament of Confirmationp. 125
Sealed with the Spiritp. 126
From Pentecost Onp. 126
Eucharist: The Greatest Mysteryp. 127
Last Supper, First Communionp. 129
A Never-Ending Sacrificep. 130
Really, This Is My Bodyp. 132
Sacraments of Healingp. 135
Understanding Confessionp. 136
Penance Is Not Punishmentp. 137
How to Repentp. 138
Forgiveness Rules!p. 141
Anointing of the Sickp. 142
Spiritual Care of the Sufferingp. 142
The Who and Why of Anointingp. 143
Sacraments of Commitmentp. 147
That's an Orderp. 148
The Priesthoodp. 148
Ordination Explanationp. 149
What Are Deacons?p. 151
I Now Pronounce Youp. 152
What Makes Marriage Holy?p. 153
Unbreakable Vowsp. 154
Conjugal Lovep. 156
Domestic Churchp. 157
Sacramentals and Devotionsp. 158
Christian Funeralsp. 159
Living the Good Lifep. 161
Morality: The Root of All Dignityp. 163
Choosing Free Willp. 164
The Voice in Your Headp. 166
Virtue over Vicep. 167
Cardinal Virtuesp. 167
Theological Virtuesp. 168
Gifts and Fruitsp. 169
Sin: The Sequelp. 169
Our Place in the Worldp. 173
The Human Vocationp. 174
Working for the Common Goodp. 175
Social Justice and Solidarityp. 176
Moral Lawp. 177
Natural Lawp. 178
Old Lawp. 179
New Lawp. 180
Learning to Be Grace-Fullp. 181
Church as Mother, Teacherp. 182
The First Three Commandmentsp. 185
God First-No Matter Whatp. 186
Faith, Hope, and Charityp. 187
Virtue of Religionp. 188
Superstition and Magicp. 189
Rejecting Godp. 190
Taking the Lord's Name in Vainp. 191
Keeping Holy the Sabbathp. 192
Sunday Obligationsp. 193
For God's Sake, Restp. 193
Honor Thy Father and Motherp. 195
It's a Family Affairp. 196
Duties of Children and Parentsp. 198
Citizens of the Worldp. 199
Authority Figuresp. 199
For God and Countryp. 200
You Shall Not Killp. 203
Crime and Punishmentp. 204
Seamless Garmentp. 205
Abortionp. 206
Euthanasiap. 207
Suicidep. 208
Human Dignityp. 209
In the Name of Sciencep. 209
Respecting the Bodyp. 210
War and Peacep. 211
You Shall Not Commit Adulteryp. 215
A Primer on Catholic Sexualityp. 216
Chastity Is Not a Dirty Wordp. 217
Offenses Against Chastityp. 219
Teaching on Homosexualityp. 220
Sex in Marriagep. 221
Birth Controlp. 222
The Gift of Childrenp. 224
On the Offensep. 224
Adulteryp. 224
Divorce Decreesp. 225
Other Serious Offensesp. 226
You Shall Not Stealp. 229
Private Property, Public Promisesp. 230
Care for Creationp. 232
Economic Justicep. 233
Right to Workp. 233
Just Wagep. 234
Worldwide Solidarityp. 235
Loving the Poorp. 235
The Last Three Commandmentsp. 237
To Tell the Truthp. 238
Beyond Lyingp. 239
Keeping Secretsp. 240
Communications and Sacred Artp. 240
Not Lusting After Anotherp. 241
Not Keeping Up with the Jonesesp. 242
Banishing Greed and Envyp. 242
Poverty of Spiritp. 243
The Greatest Desirep. 243
Turning Toward Heavenp. 245
Why Do We Pray?p. 247
The Old Masters of Prayerp. 248
Abrahamp. 248
Mosesp. 249
Davidp. 249
Elijahp. 250
Jesus Teaches Usp. 251
Mary: The New Evep. 252
Prayer Essentialsp. 253
Blessings and Adorationp. 253
Petitions and Intercessionsp. 254
Thanksgiving and Praisep. 254
The Way of Prayerp. 257
Sources of Prayerp. 258
Spirit of Prayerp. 258
In Communion with Maryp. 259
The Rhythm of Prayerp. 259
Vocal Prayerp. 260
Meditationp. 261
Contemplationp. 261
On the Battlefield of Prayerp. 261
The Enemy Withinp. 261
Prayer Interferencesp. 262
Hello? Is This Thing On?p. 263
Pray Without Ceasingp. 263
The Prayer of All Prayers: The Our Fatherp. 265
The Sum of Its Partsp. 266
Daring to Call God "Father"p. 267
The Seven Petitionsp. 267
Hallowed Be Thy Namep. 268
Thy Kingdom Comep. 268
Thy Will Be Donep. 268
Give Us This Dayp. 269
Forgive Us Our Trespassesp. 269
Lead Us Not into Temptationp. 270
Deliver Us from Evilp. 270
The Final Doxologyp. 270
Appendixes
Glossaryp. 273
Additional Resourcesp. 281
A Treasury of Catholic Prayersp. 285
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9781592577071
ISBN-10: 1592577075
Series: Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 4th March 2008
Publisher: ALPHA BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.29  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1