101 Things Everyone Should Know About Catholicism: Beliefs, Practices, Customs, and Traditions

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9781593372668: 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Catholicism: Beliefs, Practices, Customs, and Traditions

The mysteries behind the world's most enigmatic faith—revealed!

What is catechism?

Why do Catholics turn to the saints for inspiration?

What is purgatory?

101 Things Everyone Should Know About Catholicism crystallizes these and other key components of this influential, enduring faith. Whether you're curious about the symbolic meanings of Mass or intrigued by the deeper significance of the seven Sacraments, this book answers all your questions. Inside this compact yet comprehensive volume, you'll also learn about:

  • Major events that have shaped Church history
  • The Catholic understanding of Heaven and Hell
  • The structure of Church hierarchy
  • The Catholic interpretation of scripture
  • The significance of major Catholic holidays
  • Modern-day challenges and reform movements

Encompassing everything from the birth of Jesus to Vatican II and beyond, this thoughtful, engaging guide provides a wealth of indispensable information.

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About the Author:

Helen Keeler has more than twenty years of experience as a writer, editor, and journalist. A practicing Catholic for many years, she takes avid interest in the affairs of the Church at the local and global level.



Susan Grimbly has more than twenty years of experience as a writer, editor, and journalist. A practicing Catholic for many years, she takes avid interest in the affairs of the Church at the local and global level.



James B. Wiggins, Ph.D., taught religious studies at Syracuse University. He is director of the Inter-Religious Council of Central New York, the longest standing inter-religious organization in its area.

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