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Catholicism for dummies

A guide to the beliefs, practices, rituals, teaching and traditions of Catholicism
Print Book, English, 2003
Hungry Minds Inc., New York, 2003
384 pages ; 23 cm.
9780764553912, 0764553917
Introduction. Part I: Getting Familiar with the Basics. Chapter 1: What It Means to Be Catholic. Chapter 2: Who's Who in the Catholic Church. Part II: Understanding All Those Beliefs. Chapter 3: Ya Gotta Have Faith. Chapter 4: Believing in Jesus. Chapter 5: Worshipping Catholic Style. Chapter 6: The Sacraments of Initiation. Chapter 7: The Sacraments of Community and Mercy. Chapter 8: Celebrating the Catholic Mass. Part III: Behaving Like a Saint. Chapter 9: Catholic Law 101. Chapter 10: Loving and Honoring: The Ten Commandments. Chapter 11: Being Good When Sinning Is So Easy. Chapter 12: The Church's Stand on Some Sticky Issues. Part IV: Practicing Catholicism through Devotions. Chapter 13: Showing Your Love for God. Chapter 14: Expressing Affection for Mary. Chapter 15: Calling on the Canonized. Chapter 16: Catholic Traditions. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Famous Catholics. Chapter 18: Ten Popular Catholic Saints. Chapter 19: Ten Popular Catholic Places. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: A Brief History of Catholicism. Appendix B: Fun Facts for the Faithful. Index.