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Essentials of the Faith : A Guide to the Catechism of the Catholic Church - Alfred McBride

Essentials of the Faith

A Guide to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Paperback Published: 1st August 2002
ISBN: 9781931709538
Number Of Pages: 223

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We challenge you to find a better, more understandable, more accessible guide to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition, than this newly updated classic.Essentials of the Faith is more than a brilliant guide to the Catechism. It's also a practical handbook for putting those timeless teachings of the Church into daily life. Everything you need to know about the Catholic Faith is presented in short topical chapters, tied directly to the principles so marvelously articulated in the Catechism.With reflections, prayers, and daily action to help you live out what you've learned, Father McBride's stunning presentation of the truth helps all of us make doctrines not just what we believe, but how we live.

Prefacep. 11
Introductionp. 13
Creed: The Faith Professed
Our Capacity for Godp. 24
God's Loving Quest for Usp. 27
Faith Is a Dialogue of Lovep. 30
The Holy Biblep. 33
I Believe in Godp. 37
Trinity--God as a Communityp. 40
Why Do We Call God Our 'Father'?p. 43
The Creation--'Like Looking at God'p. 46
Man and Woman--A Little Less Than the Angelsp. 49
Original Sinp. 53
Praise the Son of Godp. 56
Conceived by the Spirit--Born of the Virginp. 59
Holy Mary, Mother of Godp. 62
The Jesus of the Gospelsp. 65
Hold High the Crossp. 68
The Glory of Easterp. 71
The Second Coming of Jesusp. 74
The Spirit Is Our Dynamop. 77
Scripture Tells the Holy Spirit's Storyp. 80
The Spirit Gives Birth to the Churchp. 83
Why Do We Speak of the Church as 'Mystery'?p. 86
How Is the Church the People of God?p. 89
The Four Marks of the Churchp. 92
We Believe in the Communion of Saintsp. 95
Mary Is the Mother of the Churchp. 98
The Forgiveness of Our Sinsp. 101
The Resurrection of Our Bodiesp. 104
What Happens After Death?p. 107
The Last Judgmentp. 111
Sacraments: The Faith Celebrated
Liturgy as Paschal Mysteryp. 116
Why Call Liturgy a 'Celebration'?p. 119
Sacraments--The Body of Christ at Prayerp. 123
Baptism--Born of Water and the Spiritp. 126
Confirmation--Becoming a Courageous Catholicp. 129
Eucharist--The Supper of the Lambp. 132
How Real Is the Real Presence?p. 136
Forgiveness Heals Peoplep. 140
Is There Anyone Sick Among You?p. 144
Bishops, Priests, and Deaconsp. 147
The Sacrament of Marriagep. 151
Marriage Is Foreverp. 155
Commandments: The Faith Lived
Christian Morality Is Life in Christp. 160
What Is a Christian Moral Life?p. 163
The First Commandment--Love God Totallyp. 167
The Second Commandment--Reverence the Sacredp. 170
The Third Commandment--The Joy of Worshipp. 173
The Fourth Commandment--Empower the Familyp. 176
The Fifth Commandment--Stop the Killingp. 179
The Sixth Commandment--Practice Fidelityp. 183
The Seventh Commandment--Be Honest and Justp. 186
The Eighth Commandment--Tell the Truthp. 189
The Ninth Commandment--Cleanse Your Heartp. 192
The Tenth Commandment--Reject Greedp. 195
Our Father: The Faith Prayed
Prayer Is the Power of the Heartp. 200
The Seven Lessons of the Our Fatherp. 203
Bibliographyp. 206
Church Documentsp. 206
Other Resourcesp. 206
Appendicesp. 209
Prayers Every Catholic Should Knowp. 209
The Rosaryp. 211
Seven Sacraments in the Catholic Churchp. 211
Seven Capital Sinsp. 212
Order of the Massp. 212
Rite of Reconciliation for Individuals (Penance, Confession)p. 213
Responsibilities for Catholicsp. 214
Laws of the Churchp. 215
Holy Days of Obligation (in the United States)p. 216
Regulations for Fast and Abstinence (in the United States)p. 216
Indexp. 217
About the Authorp. 223
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ISBN: 9781931709538
ISBN-10: 193170953X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 1st August 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.29  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised