Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Anthony and I recently bought the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" with some of the money we received as wedding presents. I decided that I am going to try to read through it - hopefully it will not take too long if I do some every day. No doubt this will probably inspire future blog posts, if some subject comes up that especially interests me. :) Today I read the little introduction by Pope John Paul II (who is going to be beatified in May, by the way). He says:
"This catechism is given to them [all the members of the Catholic Church] that it may be a sure and authentic reference text for teaching catholic doctrine and particularly for preparing local catechisms. It is also offered to all the faithful who wish to deepen their knowledge of the unfathomable riches of salvation (cf Eph 3:8). It is meant to support ecumenical efforts that are moved by the holy desire for the unity of all Christians, showing carefully the content and wondrous harmony of the catholic faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, lastly, is offered to every individual who asks us to give an account of the hope that is in us (cf 1 Pet 3:15) and who wants to know what the Catholic Church believes."


Blogger Mary French said...

If you go to http://www.chnetwork.org/library.html you can download a file to read the Bible and Catechism in a year. You can also order the pamphlet for .50, I believe.


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