The Catholicism Answer Book

ISBN: 9781402208065

By: Kenneth BrighentiJohn Trigilio, Jr.

Published: 01/01/2007

One of the world’s most widespread, complex and mystical religions explained in a clear and thorough Q&A format.

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As religion continues to dominate the news, politics and society in general, more and more laypeople are looking for a reliable guide to understanding the beliefs and practices of each faith. The Roman Catholic Church—the largest branch of Christianity—claims a total of 1.086 billion baptized members around the globe and has been revered by millions of followers for thousands of years. Why? The Catholicism Answer Book answers 300 pivotal questions about one of the world’s oldest religions. From the basic tenets of Christianity to the differences between a Catholic Bible and a Protestant Bible, readers can round out their knowledge on such inquiries as: --What are the “lost” or “missing” books of the Bible? --Why does it seem like Catholics worship Mary? --What are the Last Things? --Why confess to a priest when I can go directly to God?

About the Author

Rev. John Trigilio, Jr. Ph.D.

Rev. Fr. John Trigilio, Jr., PhD, ThD, a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, is pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Marysville, Pennsylvania) and St. Bernadette Catholic Churches (Duncannon, Pennsylvania). He is the current president of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, and also cohosts two weekly television and radio series on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). Rev. Fr. Kenneth D. Brighenti, PhD, a native of New Britain, Connecticut, is pastor of Saint Ann Catholic Church (Raritan, New Jersey). He is the managing editor of Sapientia magazine and cohosts the weekly TV and radio series on EWTN, Crash Course in Catholicism, with Father Trigilio.


Table of Contents

Section One: Creed—Catholic Doctrine
Chapter 1: Who Is God?
Chapter 2: Where in the Bible?
Chapter 3: Who Is Jesus?-
Chapter 4: What about Mary, the Mother of Jesus? -
Chapter 5: Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell-

Section Two: Why Seven Sacraments?—Catholic Worship
Chapter 6: Divine Grace -
Chapter 7: Baptism and Confirmation -
Chapter 8: Penance and Anointing -
Chapter 9: Holy Orders and Matrimony -
Chapter 10: Eucharist and Communion-
Chapter 11: Sacramentals-

Section Three: Which Ten?—The Ten Commandments
Chapter 12: Moral Questions from a Catholic Perspective -
Chapter 13: Vice and Virtue -
Chapter 14: Sin-
Chapter 15: Controversial Moral Issues -
Chapter 16: Honoring God -
Chapter 17: Honoring Your Neighbor -

Section Four: Our Father—Our Prayer
Chapter 18: Prayer -
Chapter 19: Our Father or the Lord’s Prayer-
Chapter 20: Hail Mary-
Chapter 21: Piety and Devotions -
Section Five: Yesterday and Today: Church History and Common Questions
Chapter 22: Church History -
Chapter 23: This and That -



Chapter 1
Who is God?

Question 1. How do we know there is a God?
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“This book provides answers to 288 commonly asked questions about the Catholic faith, grouped under the headings of doctrine, worship, the Ten Commandments, prayer, church history, and "...

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Format: Paperback

Length: 9 in
Width: 7 in
Weight: 23.04 oz
Page Count: 320 pages


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