Other books byJohn Hardon
"This volume is intended to meet a widely felt need for an up-to-date and concise source book on the principal teachings of the Catholic Church. Since the close of the Second Vatican Council, there has been such an accumulation of ecclesiastical constitutions and decrees and so many changes they introduced in Catholic practice that few people have been able to keep up with all that has happened... A parallel purpose of this volume is to offer those who use it a handy guidebook of the Catholic tradition, whether formally documented in ecclesiastical sources or implicitly accepted by the faithful under the aegis of the Church's hierarchial leaders. "The method followed in presenting the Church's doctrine is a combination of history and logic. Doctrines are placed into a historical framework by tracing their origins to the Old and New Testaments and placing their development within the context of persons, places, and times. The doctrine thus becomes more intelligible because it is viewed in the setting of its vital growth over the centuries. "The intended reading audience of this Catholic catechism are all those priests, religious and laity, and above all parents and teachers, who are looking for a concise statement of the faith they profess, the conduct they practice, and the worship they give to the Lord." --From The Catholic Catechism by John A. Hardon, S.J.
Questions & Answers Catholic Catechism
The question and answer format is the most popular way of providing specific answers to specific quetions about Catholicism. Father John A. Hardon, using the material from his best-selling Catholic Catechism, has put together a book of over 1,700 questions and answers to provide the modern Catholic with easy access to the issues of the Catholic faith. The Question and Answer Catholic Catechism is divided into three parts: 1. Christian Belief -- a study of the articles of faith as presented in the Apostles' Creed 2. Living in the Christian Faith -- an examination of the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes and the Commandments of the Church 3. Sources of the Christian Life -- a consideration of grace, the Sacraments, prayer, the liturgy Keeping in mind that a good catechism must speak to the hearts of the faithful and answer their questions in clear, understandable language, The Question and Answer Catholic Catechism presents the modern Catholic with the essentials of the Catholic faith in a manner that is easy to use and spiritually sound.
Pocket Catholic Catechism
This comprehensive and portable catechism is ideally suited to the needs of the inquirer as welll as for private or group study. Here are the major elements of the Catholic faith within the areas of doctrine and dogma, morality and the spiritual life, and ritual and worship. This pocket edition, by its very size, is just the catechism for those who want a compact source-book of the Church's principal teachings and is a fitting companion to the author's bestselling The Catholic Catechism.
Pocket Catholic Dictionary
Pocket Catholic Dictionary is a comprehensive, one-volume reference work containing definitions and explanations of the key terms of Catholicism. Father Hardon has carefully selected some 2,000 entries from his original master tome of over 5,000 terms that comprise Modern Catholic Dictionary. Furthermore, this pocket edition reflects changes in the newly revised Code of Canon Law. Here are clear and concise definitions in the areas of faith, worship, morals, history, theology, spirituality. The only such dictionary compiled since Vatican Council II, and incorporating post-conciliar terms and expressions, it is alphabetically arranged with appropriate cross-references. The Appendix features the Credo of the People of God, a complete listing of popes, and an updated ecclesiastical calendar of the Roman rite with saints for each day of the year. This handy primer is a worthy companion to the author's bestselling Catholic Catechism, and one that belongs in every home library.