Invitation to CatholicismBeliefs + Teachings + Practices
A lively presentation of the faith designed for use in RCIA, RENEW, faith-sharing and other parish study groups. Also makes a helpful individual refresher course on what it means to be Catholic in a life-giving way. Includes an overview of church teachings on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Mary and the saints, the Bible, Mass, sacraments, prayer and the moral life. With Questions to Consider at the end of each chapter, and an appendix of basic prayers.
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Camille, an experienced religious educator and natural storyteller, writes with something approaching crystalline clarity. Her humor, irony, and unexpected honesty cajole the reader inside to feast on whatever her subject is. This book is a testimony to what one Catholic writer finds beautiful, joyful, and good about the faith. CHURCH magazine
What is a sacrament? There are many famous definitions we can use to unpack this word, but a warning goes with any of them: Explaining a sacrament is like explaining a kiss. Best to talk less and kiss more, if you want to arrive at a meaningful understanding.