Religious Education

Offered by the bishops primarily as a point of reference for the work of catechetical publishers, this resource encourages and supports the creativity of publishers and catechists in the development of catechetical materials and programs.

Product Code: 7-150 
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978-1-60137-150-8

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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.

Product Code: 520-8 
ISBN: 
978-1-55586-520-7
Pages: 60
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Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living

by USCCB Publishing
$7.95

Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living provides publishers with the necessary guidelines to support the development of new religion texts for students in preschool through twelfth grade. It assists diocesan and parish catechetical leaders in developing curricula for these same age groups. These guidelines provide the necessary components for teaching doctrinal truths in catechetical formation and chaste living and they address Church teaching on special issues of concern. It also focuses on the role of pastors, parents and guardians, teachers and catechists, and publishers as they provide instruction on catechetical formation in Catholic faith, morals, and virtues for chaste living. It's an important resource for catechetical leaders, publishers, dioceses and parishes

Product Code: 7-043 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-043-3

Pages: 31

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church

by USCCB Publishing
$27.95

The full, complete exposition of Catholic doctrine, this second edition of the international bestseller has been significantly expanded, enhancing both its content and usability. Revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997, the second edition now includes more than a hundred additional pages, offering such new features as a glossary of terms, an index of citations from sources and in-brief texts on core teachings. The essential elements of faith are presented in the most understandable manner, enabling everyone to read and know what the Church professes, celebrates, lives, and prays in her daily life. The first new compendium in more than 400 years, the second edition of the Catechism stands, in the words of Pope John Paul II, as "a sure norm for teaching the faith" and an "authentic reference text."

Product Code: 5-110 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-110-5

Pages: 920

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Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica

by USCCB Publishing
$27.95

El exito internacional de ventas ahora en edicion mejorada! Esta segunda edicion del Catecismo de la Iglesia Catolica ha sido revisada en concordancia con el texto oficial latino promulgado por el papa Juan Pablo II en 1997. Ha sido tambien mejorada con la adicion de mas de 100 paginas que contienen lo siguiente: 1) un indice analitico traducido del texto latino, 2) un glosario de terminos y 3) el decreto de promulgacion del texto oficial latino. El primer nuevo compendio de doctrina catolica tocante a la fe y la moral en mas de 400 anos, el Catecismo de la Iglesia Catolica se mantiene, en palabras del papa Juan Pablo II, como "una norma segura para ensenar la fe" y "un autentico texto de referencia".

The full, complete exposition of Catholic doctrine, this second edition of the international bestseller has been significantly expanded, enhancing both its content and usability. Revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997, the second edition now includes more than a hundred additional pages, offering such new features as a glossary of terms, an index of citations from sources and in-brief texts on core teachings. The essential elements of faith are presented in the most understandable manner, enabling everyone to read and know what the Church professes, celebrates, lives, and prays in her daily life. The first new compendium in more than 400 years, the second edition of the Catechism stands, in the words of Pope John Paul II, as "a sure norm for teaching the faith" and an "authentic reference text 

Product Code: 5-828 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-828-9

Pages: 822

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Today's society often asks the question of "What is a Catholic University?" The Church has always provided guidance in answering these kinds of questions and supported the continued responsibility that Catholic colleges and universities have in contributing to society through the influence and training of the Christian mind.

This compilation of conciliar and canonical, papal, curial, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops'(USCCB) document(s), is a key guiding document provided by the magisterium of the church (the teaching office of the holy father) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for the community of catholic colleges and universities in the United States.

Product Code: 7-464 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-464-6

Pages: 254

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he product includes 1 DVD and 1 CD-ROM; approx. 38 minutes in length.

The DVD features brief video segments illuminating the bishops' methodologies for evangelization: (1) Discipleship, (2) Commitment to the Christian Life, (3) Parish Life, (4) the Liturgical Life of the Church: Popular Devotions and Piety, (5) the Christian Family Catechists and Teachers of the Faith, and (6) Human Experience

The CD-ROM has corresponding reproducible handouts plus it also includes a detailed leader's guide to assist anyone who wants to lead a study group or class.

This resource will help Catholics understand the true meaning of evangelization and embrace their role in bringing alive the Good News!

Product Code: 6-587 
ISBN: 
978-1-61636-587-5 
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Co-workers in the Vineyard of the Lord offers pastoral and theological reflections on the reality of lay ecclesial ministry, affirmation of those who serve in this way, and a synthesis of best thinking and practice. It is a resource for diocesan bishops and for all who are responsible for guiding the development of lay ecclesial ministry in the United States

Product Code: 5-724 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-724-4

Pages: 68

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Co-workers in the Vineyard of the Lord offers pastoral and theological reflections on the reality of lay ecclesial ministry, affirmation of those who serve in this way, and a synthesis of best thinking and practice. It is a resource for diocesan bishops and for all who are responsible for guiding the development of lay ecclesial ministry in the United States.

Product Code: 7-811 
ISBN: 
978-160137-811-8

Pages: 72

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Come to the Water follows both catechumens and candidates in the year-round RCIA process of adult education and initiation into the Catholic community, culminating in their Baptism at the Easter Vigil. Filmed on location in the Pacific Northwest and in the breathtaking interior of St. James Cathedral, the program is a vibrant and moving experience of the adult spiritual journey.

This CCC production originally aired on ABC-TV affiliates across the country. Produced by New Group Media.

Product Code: 5-707 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-707-7 Binding Information: DVD 58.00 Min 
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Compendio del Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica

by USCCB Publishing
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El hambre de fe de los catolicos sigue creciendo. El papa Benedicto XVI da a la Iglesia el "alimento" que busca en las 598 preguntas y respuestas contenidas en el Compendio del Catecismo de la Iglesia Catolica. Este volumen, de 200 paginas, ofrece una rapida sinopsis del contenido esencial de la fe tal como esta; promulgado en el Catecismo de la Iglesia Catolica. Como el Catecismo de 1992, el Compendio tiene una estructura de cuatro partes, e incluye una seccion sobre oraciones comunes y formulas doctrinales catolicas. Gracias al formato de preguntas y respuestas, los lideres catequeticos -padres, parrocos, maestros, directores y catequistas- tienen la oportunidad singular de dialogar con los fieles, y revigorizar la mision permanente de la Iglesia de evangelizar y catequizar. Los individuos pueden llegar a "conocer las insondables riquezas del misterio salvifico de Jesucristo", leyendo, usando y memorizando partes del Compendio del Catecismo. Una herramienta esencial para jovenes y adultos jovenes, el Compendio es el acompanante perfecto de la Biblia, lectura espiritual o libro de texto de un joven o adulto joven. Los lideres catequeticos de las escuelas secundarias, universidades y parroquias apreciaran su versatilidad, como libro de referencia, promotor del debate o recurso central para programas RICA.

Catorce imagenes tomadas de obras maestras del arte cristiano marcan el tono en cada parte o seccion. "Las imagenes sagradas, con su belleza, son tambien una proclamacion del Evangelio y expresan el esplendor de la verdad catolica", explica el papa Benedicto XVI.

El Compendio del Catecismo fue preparado por una comision presidida por el entonces cardenal Joseph Ratzinger. Respondiendo al anhelo de una mejor apreciacion del Catecismo, y a fin de satisfacer una generalizada necesidad que surgio; durante el Congreso Catequetico Internacional del 2002, en el 2003 el Santo Padre establecio; una comision especial, presidida por el prefecto de la Congregacion para la Doctrina de la Fe, a la que encargo preparar un Compendio del Catecismo de la Iglesia Catolica, con una version concisa y dialogal del mismo contenido de la fe y moral catolica.

Product Code: 5-920 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-920-0

Pages: 235

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El hambre de fe de los católicos sigue creciendo. El papa Benedicto XVI da a la Iglesia el "alimento" que busca en las 598 preguntas y respuestas contenidas en el Compendio del Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica. Este volumen, de 200 páginas, ofrece una rápida sinopsis del contenido esencial de la fe tal como está promulgado en el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica. Como el Catecismo de 1992, el Compendio tiene una estructura de cuatro partes, e incluye una sección sobre oraciones comunes y fórmulas doctrinales católicas. Gracias al formato de preguntas y respuestas, los líderes catequéticos -padres, párrocos, maestros, directores y catequistas- tienen la oportunidad singular de dialogar con los fieles, y revigorizar la misión permanente de la Iglesia de evangelizar y catequizar. Los individuos pueden llegar a "conocer las insondables riquezas del misterio salvífico de Jesucristo", leyendo, usando y memorizando partes del Compendio del Catecismo. Una herramienta esencial para jóvenes y adultos jóvenes, el Compendio es el acompañante perfecto de la Biblia, lectura espiritual o libro de texto de un joven o adulto joven. Los líderes catequéticos de las escuelas secundarias, universidades y parroquias apreciarán su versatilidad, como libro de referencia, promotor del debate o recurso central para programas RICA.

Product Code: 5-921 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-921-7

Pages: 235

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L’essentiel du grand Catéchisme sous la forme de questions et réponses.

Cette version abrégée du Catéchisme de l’Église catholique présente, sous une forme accessible à tous, l’ensemble de la doctrine de la foi et de l’enseignement moral catholique.

« Le Compendium que je présente aujourd’hui à l’Église universelle est une synthèse fidèle et sûre du Catéchisme de l’Église catholique. Il contient, de façon concise, tous les éléments essentiels et fondamentaux de la foi de l’Église. » – Benoît XVI

Product Code: 5-926 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-926-2

Pages: 208

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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.

Product Code: 5-720 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-720-6

Pages: 224

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Create a young adult friendly parish using the wisdom, insight, and examples from the authors of in this unique book. This resource highlights how to do ministry with the young adults who are already present in the life of your parish. This text builds on the vision of the bishops' pastoral statement Sons and Daughters of the Light to motivate parish leaders to draw young adults into the life of the community and receive the gifts that they bring.

This ministry resource is for the liturgist who is training and forming young adult liturgical ministers year-round

Product Code: 5-546 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-546-2

Pages: 288

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The role of the bishop as a teacher of faith is constantly challenged as contemporary society experiences certain developments that strongly impact how a bishop is able to exercise his ministry. Contemporary Challenges for the Exercise of the Teaching Ministry of the Diocesan Bishop addresses some of these cultural and communications media developments, with special focus on the New Evangelization as one of the central priorities of the Church

Product Code: 7-395 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-395-3 Binding Information: Paperback 

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.

Product Code: 7-386 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-386-1

Pages: 38

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This document offers guidance to catechetical publishers in the development of instructional material. It provides guidance in creating doctrinal content of catechetical text and materials, curriculum development, and catechetical instruction that completely define and present the teaching of the Church for young people of high school age. It's a helpful resource for Catholic high schools, parish religious education programs, children schooled at home or within the context of the catechetical instruction which should be part of every youth ministry program. It is also designed to help young people develop the necessary skills to answer and address the real questions in life and in their Catholic faith. It's an important resource for catechetical leaders, teachers, and laypersons

Product Code: 7-042 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-042-6

Pages: 85

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Just released September 2011, Ecclesial Movements and Communities by Rev. Brendan Leahy is an overview of the rise and development of trends in the Catholic Church capturing the unique qualities of the Charismatic Renewal, Communion and Liberation, Cursillo, Focolare, L'Arche, Legion of Mary, the Neocatechumenal Way, Regnum Christi, Sant'Egidio, and others.

Capturing the ecclesial maturity that exists in many of the movements, Leahy addresses specific questions like (1) how the movements express and/or renew charisms; (2) how the movements fit in the context of Apostolic Succession (including the role of priests); (3) movements and the parish; and (4) canonical challenges.

Rev. Brendan Leahy is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University of St Patrick?s College, Maynooth, in Ireland. He is a von Balthasar scholar and an ecumenist and has also authored articles and books on interreligious dialogue, issues facing the Church in the 21st century, renewal in the Church, and the priesthood. New City Press

Product Code: 8-396 
ISBN: 
978-1-56548-396-5

Pages: 200

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Essential Guide to Knowing the Faith

by USCCB Publishing
$7.95

Prayers and Truth of the Catholic Church

Essential truths about the Word of God that nourishes and enlightens and the Catechism, which presents in a unified, systematic way everything that a Christian must believe in order to live the faith

Has space on pages  for personal reflection

Product Code: 7-146 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-146-1

Pages: 66

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General Directory for Catechesis

by USCCB Publishing
$21.95

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

Product Code: 5-225 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-225-6

Pages: 300

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On Preparing to Receive Christ Worthily in the Eucharist

n this short series of questions and answers, the bishops affirm clearly what the Church believes and teaches concerning the Eucharist. They provide guidance as to who may receive Holy Communion within a Catholic Eucharistic celebration and specify practices that enable Catholics to receive Holy Communion in a more worthy fashion.

Product Code: 5-789 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-789-3

Pages: 24

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This ministry resource introduces and shapes the study of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (USCCA). Each section of the DVD corresponds to a part in the USCCA. Bishops, clergy, and parish members familiar with the USCCA offer their personal, first-hand perspective on the text. Approx. 100 mins.

Product Code: 7-174 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-174-4 Binding Information: DVD video  
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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.

Product Code: 5-695 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-695-7

Pages: 80

Binding Information: Bound with CD  
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80 
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