Here it is — the first newCatechism of the Catholic Churchin more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholic throughout the world believe in common. This book is the catechism (the word means “instruction”) that will serve asthestandarad for all future catechisms.
TheCatechismdraws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord’s Prayer), theCatechism of the Catholic Churchoffers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. Here is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.
TheCatechism of the Catholic Churchis, as Pope John Paul II calls it, “a special gift.”