United States Catholic Catechism For Adults

Author: Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Publisher: USCCB Publishing
ISBN: 9781574554502
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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 the stories at the start of each chapter in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults give us a glimpse into the lives of Catholics who lived out their faith throughout our country's history. Each chapter in the Catechism for Adults includes stories, doctrine, reflection, quotations, discussion questions, and prayer to lead the reader to a deepening faith. The 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.

Reader S Journal For The United States Catholic Catechism For Adults

Author: Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Publisher: USCCB Publishing
ISBN: 1601370032
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This easy-to-use journal is the perfect companion to the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. The reflections in the journal support and further expand on the topics in each chapter of the USCCA, helping the reader deepen their enounter with the living Christ. Use the journal with catechumens as part of their preparation for the Easter sacraments. Make it available to participants in your adult faith formation program.

Study Guide For The U S Adult Catholic Catechism

Author: Jem Sullivan Ph. D.
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
ISBN: 9781592762064
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Here is an inviting way to access the doctrinal and spiritual riches of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, building your knowledge and your faith. Each chapter is designed to be used as a study session and includes: prayers, suggested Scripture reading, a summary of the catechetical theme, its application in today's culture, citations of relevant passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, questions for reflection, and suggestions for reading. Book jacket.

Encyclopedia Of Christianity In The United States

Author: George Thomas Kurian
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442244321
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From the Founding Fathers through the present, Christianity has exercised powerful influence in the United States—from its role in shaping politics and social institutions to its hand in inspiring art and culture. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States outlines the myriad roles Christianity has played and continues to play. This masterful five-volume reference work includes biographies of major figures in the Christian church in the United States, influential religious documents and Supreme Court decisions, and information on theology and theologians, denominations, faith-based organizations, immigration, art—from decorative arts and film to music and literature—evangelism and crusades, the significant role of women, racial issues, civil religion, and more. The first volume opens with introductory essays that provide snapshots of Christianity in the U.S. from pre-colonial times to the present, as well as a statistical profile and a timeline of key dates and events. Entries are organized from A to Z. The final volume closes with essays exploring impressions of Christianity in the United States from other faiths and other parts of the world, as well as a select yet comprehensive bibliography. Appendices help readers locate entries by thematic section and author, and a comprehensive index further aids navigation.

God Good And Satan Evil

Author: Joseph Sener
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 164214309X
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The words of Mighty God are in the Old and New Testaments. His words are love letters to His human creation. They are about living on life on earth with satan and sins and redemption for salvation by establishing a direct mutual relationship with the Creator God who shows blessings every day and night. The complex process of being alive on earth is under constant attacks by satan while we are trying to prevent dangerous outcomes and not to fall into the abyss of satan. The humanity has been given free-will by God to choose either the just and right of “good” under the light of God or the dark and wrongs of the “evil” with satan. The Divine Power of God is on our side to protect while we are on a spec of dust of this universe in the eternal fabric of the space and time across the center of the incomprehensible unknown, the home of the Creator God Almighty. The creation of this universe and the earth we live on are the expressions of His Divine Love to become with us, He wants to empower us from within, with Love and never ending glory. He wants to separate satan’s evils from His star light goods. He wants us to have this short time on earth with ethical spirituality while we are on this tiny planet in circular motion around the sun of His.


Author: Patrick W. Carey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190889144
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Confession is a history of penance as a virtue and a sacrament in the United States from about 1634, when Catholicism arrived in Maryland, to 2015, fifty years after the major theological and disciplinary changes initiated by the Second Vatican Council. Patrick W. Carey argues that the Catholic theology and practice of penance, so much opposed by the inheritors of the Protestant Reformation, kept alive the biblical penitential language in the United States at least until the mid-1960s when Catholic penitential discipline changed. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American Catholics created institutions that emphasized, in opposition to Protestant culture, confession to a priest as the normal and almost exclusive means of obtaining forgiveness. Preaching, teaching, catechesis, and parish revival-type missions stressed sacramental confession and the practice became a widespread routine in American Catholic life. After the Second Vatican Council, the practice of sacramental confession declined suddenly. The post-Vatican II history of penance, influenced by the Council's reforms and by changing American moral and cultural values, reveals a major shift in penitential theology; moving from an emphasis on confession to emphasis on reconciliation. Catholics make up about a quarter of the American population, and thus changes in the practice of penance had an impact on the wider society. In the fifty years since the Council, penitential language has been overshadowed increasingly by the language of conflict and controversy. In today's social and political climate, Confession may help Americans understand how far their society has departed from the penitential language of the earlier American tradition, and consider the advantages and disadvantages of such a departure.

The Gospel Truth

Author: Kenneth Ogorek
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9781893757530
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This is a resource that blends the lectionary approach to religious education or adult faith formation with an objectively comprehensive catechesis. The Gospel Truth is for any adult who wants to know what the Church teaches and wished to benefit from the beautiful pattern of Sunday Gospel readings. If you enjoy reflecting on the Scriptures and would like to know more about the teachings of the Catholic Church, The Gospel Truth provides an overview of the faith in an easily-digestible form.

Mere Catholicism

Author: John F. Fink
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483669386
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C. S. Lewis's masterpiece of Christian apologetics, Mere Christianity, was about Christianity in general, carefully refraining from teaching the doctrine of any particular denomination. Mere Catholicism explains specifically what Catholics believe and practice. Meant for both Catholics who want a better understanding of their faith and non-Catholics who are curious about what the Catholic Church teachesand whythe book presents the basic doctrines that Catholics believe and the basic devotions that they practice. It is not a catechism but is written in a popular style.