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Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community

by USCCB Publishing
$ 6.95 USD

A primary resource for all involved in adult catechesis. Designed to encourage the sharing of insights and resources necessary for carrying out the catechesis of adults. If put into practice, this document will strengthen the faith formation of the adult. This edition includes a discussion guide.

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Basic Catechism
$ 10.95 USD

Basic Catechism

Basic Catechism

by Pauline Books & Media
$ 10.95 USD

By Mary Lea Hill, F.S.P and Susan Helen Wallace, F.S.P.

Structured around the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church—creed, sacraments, morality, and prayer—this guide presents the fundamentals of the faith in a handy Q&A format. This 8th edition reflects the revised Roman Missal and incorporates Church teaching on contemporary issues. 

Pauline Books & Media

ISBN:9780819812056
Paperback; English
304 pages, 5¼ x 8 inches

For the first time in 400 years the Catholic Church has authorized an official universal catechism which instantly became an international best-seller, the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Using this official Catechism, the highly-regarded author and professor Peter Kreeft presents a complete compendium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism written in his readable and concise style. 

Since the Catechism of the Catholic Church was written for the express purpose of grounding and fostering catechisms based on it for local needs and ordinary readers, Kreeft does just that, offering a thorough summary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship in a popular format with less technical language. He presents a systematic, organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental Catholic teachings in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the Church's Tradition. 

This book is the most thorough, complete and popular catechetical summary of Catholic belief in print that is based on the universal Catechism.

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

by USCCB Publishing
$ 16.95 USD

his 200-page volume offers a clear synopsis of the essential contents of the faith as promulgated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church in 598 questions and answers. Like the 1992 Catechism, the Compendium has a four-part structure and includes a section on common prayers and Catholic doctrinal formulas. Because of the question-and-answer format, catechetical leaders-parents, pastors, teachers, principals, and catechists-have a unique opportunity to dialogue with the faithful and to reinvigorate the Church's ongoing mission of evangelization and catechesis. Individuals can come "to know the unfathomable riches of the salvific mystery of Jesus Christ" by reading, using, and memorizing parts of the Compendium of the Catechism. An essential tool for youth and young adults, the Compendium is the perfect compatnon to a youth's or young adult's Bible, spiritual reading, or textbook. Catechetical leaders in high schools, colleges, and parishes will appreciate its vitality-as a reference book, discussion starter, or core resource for RCIA programs.

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Directorio General para la Catequesis

by USCCB Publishing
$ 21.95 USD

Este documento es el sucesor del Directorio catequístico general y ha sido revisado por la Congregación del Clero a la luz de los documentos más importantes sobre la catequesis publicados en los últimos 30 años, incluyendo las revisiones publicadas recientemente a la editio typica del Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica. El nuevo Directorio incluye una definición general de qué es la catequesis, sus metas y elementos esenciales, junto con principios para crear catecismos y directorios catequéticos nacionales. Para ser usado en conjunción con el Catecismo por los obispos, el clero y los educadores diocesanos y parroquiales.

An essential companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the General Directory for Catechesis (GDC) provides religious educators, teachers, and catechists with a single point of reference for all aspects of catechetical instruction, for content and pedagogy, as well as for methodology. Beginning with an introductory reflection of how contemporary human and ecclesial conditions have impacted the preaching of the Gospel, the Directory moves through a detailed presentation of the goals and essential elements of catechesis, from its role in the Church's mission of evangelization, to norms and guidelines for its presentation, to adaptations for various groups and situations.

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Disciples Called to Witness (English Edition)

by USCCB Publishing
$ 6.95 USD
his statement by the USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis on the New Evangelization focuses on reaching out to Catholics, practicing or not, who have lost a sense of the faith and seek to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.

This resource examines what the New Evangelization is, its focus, its importance for the Church and how dioceses and parishes can promote it. Special emphasis is given to the call of Pope Benedict XVI to pursue the New Evangelization with renewed vigor and joy and diocesan and parish based resources to assist Catholics in renewing their faith and sharing it with others.

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This compendium of theological-historical source texts, in a bilingual edition, is completely revised and extended to the pontificate of Benedict XVI. With its unique wealth of official church documents and sources, it is an essential resource for theological work.

Since its first edition in 1854, "Denzinger" has become a standard work and an indispensable tool for serious theological work. It faithfully reflects the history of the Church's faith and its development over the centuries. Indeed, its reference system has become an established part of citing important theological sources.

Peter Hunermann has updated the texts of this compendium and he has provided each text with an introduction. The original language and the English translation are presented in two columns so readers can refer to the original text, while deepening their understanding through the introductions, notes, and reliable English translation.

The final section of the volume features indexes, including a detailed systematic index to aid locating texts on specific themes. The revised, expanded edition of "Denzinger", with its text-critical editing, is a necessary part of any up-to-date theological library.

Because more people are assuming responsibility as professional and volunteer catechetical leaders, dioceses and parishes need tools to educate, train, and form them in the vision of the National Directory for Catechesis (NDC). The Leader's Guide to the National Directory for Catechesis provides diocesan and parish leaders with workshop materials to present the NDC to others. The Leader's Guide consists of a book and CD with PowerPoint® presentations plus detailed accompanying text to support the slides. The printed guide includes (1) easy-to-follow instructions on giving a workshop on the NDC, (2) an outline of the purpose, audience, timeframe, and outcomes for each of the eight workshops and two presentations, and (3) the complete text of the Summary of the National Directory for Catechesis. As the Church continues to renew her catechetical life and ministry, the resources in the Leader's Guide to the National Directory for Catechesis will inspire professionals and volunteers, lay and clergy, and parents and children to respond to their call to proclaim the Gospel.

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Evangelization is a defining moment for all who are disciples of Jesus Christ. For there is no discipleship without evangelization-and there is no evangelization without disciples. In this compendium of major presentations from the first North American Institute of Catholic Evangelization, the vital link between ministry and discipleship is examined and celebrated by a diverse panel of contributors, including Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, Rev. Donald Senior, Carole Eipers, Msgr. Raymond East, Bishop Wilton Gregory, Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, and others. From catechesis to secularized culture, media to missions, Ministry through the Lens of Evangelization covers a world of issues-making it a resource of broad interest to all Church members

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National Directory for Catechesis

by USCCB Publishing
$ 21.95 USD

After years of collaboration, study, and writing, The National Directory for Catechesis is now available. A companion to the General Directory for Catechesis(GDC), the National Directory for Catechesis builds on some of the core themes of the GDC, like catechesis's relationship to evangelization and worship, and provides practical tools for doing catechesis well. This is a "must-have" for anyone in catechesis or Catholic education-teachers, principals, directors, and coordinators of religious education and youth ministry, catechists, and students in the field.


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5-443 
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Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily

by USCCB Publishing
$ 7.95 USD
Preaching is evangelizing, making the Word come alive for the People of God. This task is central to the New Evangelization and the Church's renewal.

The bishops' statement Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily, is directed toward priests, deacons, and seminary educators who prepare them to preach the Sunday homily in these times of confusion and relativism. The statement gives special attention to the biblical and theological foundations for effective liturgical preaching and considers the proper connection between the Sunday homily and the Church's liturgy and catechesis. Preaching the Mystery of Faith emphasizes the particular pastoral needs of our time that have prompted the call for a renewed evangelization.

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Preaching is evangelizing, making the Word come alive for the People of God. This task is central to the New Evangelization and the Church's renewal.

The bishops' statement Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily, is directed toward priests, deacons, and seminary educators who prepare them to preach the Sunday homily in these times of confusion and relativism. The statement gives special attention to the biblical and theological foundations for effective liturgical preaching and considers the proper connection between the Sunday homily and the Church's liturgy and catechesis. Preaching the Mystery of Faith emphasizes the particular pastoral needs of our time that have prompted the call for a renewed evangelization.

The Word of God is "a wellspring of constant renewal" in the Church and a power that "will be ever more fully at the heart of every ecclesial activity." (Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini

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This essential resource provides a detailed guide to the complete text of theGeneral Directory for Catechesis. With paragraph-by-paragraph commentary keyed by number for easy reference, Sowing Seeds explores main themes, highlights central points, explains terms, and clarifies meanings. A valuable aid for all responsible for catechesis-which includes the Catholic community as a whole

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Summary of the National Directory for Catechesis

by USCCB Publishing
$ 5.95 USD

Written for the many people who contribute to the catechetical life of a diocese or parish, the Summary of the National Directory for Catechesis provides inspiration and information to help parents, teachers, catechists, pastors, religious, committees, principals, and directors or coordinators of various pastoral ministries to put their feet on solid, catechetical ground. This focused summary highlights the concepts and directives of each of the ten chapters of the National Directory for Catechesis in clear, concise language. Especially written for volunteers, including parents, young adults, and teens, The Summary of the National Catholic Directory for Catechesis is an excellent toolt to guide and support Catholic in their ongoing journey of faith formation.

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The Church as Koinonia of Salvation

by USCCB Publishing
$ 17.95 USD

Its Structures and Ministries: Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue

This important document proposes important new clarifications and pastoral steps that will serve the pilgrimage toward full unity. It provides the biblical, historical, and theological foundations for a common Catholic-Lutheran understanding of the Church.

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Reaffirming the "greatness and inestimable value of human life," Pope John Paul II discusses in this encyclical letter the present-day legal, ethical, and moral threats to life. In view of today's climate of practical materialism, he addresses, among other issues: * abortion * artificial reproduction techniques * contraception * death penalty * euthanasia * legitimate defense * sterilization * suicide. The Holy Father encourages the faithful to promote and develop the Christian message concerning life, based on the goodness and dignity of life and on the human responsibility to share in the fullness and truth of God's love. In order to build a new culture of human life through prayer and action, he welcomes evangelization efforts and stresses the role of the family in bringing this to fruition.

Noting the unique role of women in promoting a "new feminism" that overcomes discrimination, violence, and exploitation, the pope recognizes the witness of love through motherhood and also adds a special word to women who have had an abortion. The letter concludes by looking to Jesus, in order that all may contemplate the life that was made manifest, and to the example and solace of Mary, who is the mother of life

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Originally delivered at a forum on liturgical translation, these three papers offer liturgists, musicians, pastoral leaders, and scholars differing views on and identify significant issues for developing a process for liturgical translation. This collection includes an introduction, opening remarks from the forum by Archbishop Jerome G. Hanus and Bishop Joseph A. Fiorenza, and a summary and synthesis by Dennis D. McManus

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The bishops outline the themes of message, community, and service in this timeless statement. Discusses educational ministry to people of all ages and encourages planning and collaboration in developing educational programs

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Together in God's Service is a beginning effort to explore the theological basis for the growing phenomenon of lay ecclesial ministry. The papers in the publication look at the sociological and demographic reality of such ministers and then probe sacramental theology, church history, Scripture, canon law, and magisterial teaching to help understand its place in the life of the Church.

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United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

by USCCB Publishing
$ 27.95 USD
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 other stories at the start of the chapters in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, gives us a glimpse into the lives of Catholics who lived out their faith throughout our country's history. Each chapter in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults includes stories, doctrine, reflections, quotations, discussion questions, and prayers to lead the reader to a deepening faith. The United States Catholic 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.

The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an aid and a guide for individuals and small groups to deepen their faith. The online resources listed at the left provide suggestions on how to use the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults effectively in the home and parish.

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Este documento llama a los católicos estadounidenses a recuperar su identidad como seguidores de Jesucristo y a ser líderes en la renovación del respeto a la santidad de la vida en EE.UU. Acentúa la necesidad de trabajar seriamente para llevar a cabo una transformación cultural, una auténtica renovación en nuestra vida e instituciones públicas basada en la santidad de la vida humana.

Stresses the need to work earnestly to bring about a true renewal in our public life and institutions

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We all started together, and look to finish in the same place-in the kingdom of God. Yet, along the way, Christians and Jews find themselves separated by deep misunderstandings about each other's beliefs. In this thought-provoking video, scholars from both the Catholic and Jewish traditions openly discuss the roots of animosity between the faiths-and how the two can relate in positive ways. An ideal discussion-starting resource for adult education, ecumenical officers, and interfaith marriage counselors

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YOUCAT Confirmation: Student Book

by Ignatius Press
$ 13.97 USD

Written for the candidates in junior high and high school (or older), this YOUCAT Confirmation book provides in-depth preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Designed in the same popular format as the best-selling YOUCAT, this book has interesting, lively text on many spiritual topics and themes to help the student be well prepared to receive the Sacrament. It also includes many good questions throughout the book that youth ask about the faith, God, Jesus, the Church, etc., and the answers are cross referenced with either the Bible or with YOUCAT.

Among the topics covered are: Why the World is Broken, Jesus-More than a Mere Man, In Search of the Holy Spirit, Prayer-Staying in Touch with God, The Church, Eucharist, Confession, the Rite of Confirmation, and more. Like Youcat, the creative design includes many fun illustrations, color pictures, quotes from saints, popes and scripture, and the favorite “moving stick figures” at the bottom of each page.

YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so people can go deeper. It explains: 

  • What Catholics believe and why (doctrine) 
  • How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments) 
  • How Catholics are to live (moral life) 
  • How they should pray (prayer and spirituality) 

The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. YOUCAT will likely become the "go-to" place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith. Illustrated.

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YOUCAT Study Guide

by Ignatius Press
$ 8.97 USD

The tremendously popular, global Catholic youth phenomenon YOUCAT--Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church--now has an easy-to-use companion study guide. Aimed at helping readers to get the most out of YOUCAT, the YOUCAT Study Guide features 35 topics based on the catechism. Each topic has a brief introduction (Behind YOUCAT); short questions on YOUCAT's coverage of the topic (What does YOUCAT say?); a section on Scripture (What Does the Bible Say?); discussion questions based on YOUCAT (YOU Chat); a brief reflection on the YOUCAT material covered (YOU Reflect); and a set of ideas for action (YOUCAT Challenge). Each topic relates the material of YOUCAT in one of the four pillars of the catechism--the Creed, the Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer. And each topic includes space for readers to "journal" their thoughts while reading through YOUCAT.

The YOUCAT Study Guide is excellent for classroom use, youth group discussions, or personal study. The Study Guide is designed in such a way that the sections of the topics are module--they can all be used or leaders can select sections to use as time or interest permits. Written by people experienced with youth ministry and education, YOUCAT Study Guide helps young people go even deeper into their faith using YOUCAT!

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Youcat: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church

by Ignatius Press
$ 21.97 USD
YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which will be launched on World Youth Day. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so people can go deeper. It explains: 

What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)
How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)
How Catholics are to live (moral life)
How they should pray (prayer and spirituality)

The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. YOUCAT will likely become the "go-to" place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith.

Pope Benedict XVI on the YOUCAT project:

"Dear young friends!
Today I recommend for your reading an unusual book....Should we not attempt to translate the Catechism of the Catholic Church into the language of young people? Should we not bring its great riches into the world of today's youth? Of course, there are many differences even among the youth of today's world. And so now, under the capable direction of the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn, YOUCAT has been produced for young people. I hope that many young people will let themselves be fascinated by this book.

Many people say to me: The youth of today are not interested in this. I disagree, and I am certain that I am right. The youth of today are not as superficial as some think. They want to know what life is all about....This book is exciting because it speaks of our own destiny and so deeply engages every one of use.

So I invite you: Study this Catechism! That is my heartfelt desire. This catechism was not written to please you. It will not make life easy for you, because it demands of you a new life. It places before you the Gospel message as the "pearl of great value" (Mt 13:45) for which you must give everything. So I beg you: Study this Catechism with passion and perseverance. Make a sacrifice of your time for it! Study it in the quiet of your room; read it with a friend; form study groups and networks; share with each other on the Internet. By all means continue to talk with each other about your faith...."

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Youcat: Youth Prayer Book

by Ignatius Press
$ 15.97 USD
The internationally best-selling book, YOUCAT - The Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, explained to young people the meaning of their faith in language, style and design that has appealed greatly to them. Now YOUCAT - The Youth Prayer Book, helps them to live their faith and deepen their spiritual lives.

The book includes modern, new prayers, along with traditional prayers, and the time-honored prayers of Holy Scripture. It also gives a lot of practical advice on how to pray: in the morning, in the evening, and in between; in sorrow or in joy. The prayer book is illustrated with many photos of young people from all over the world.