Introduction to Catholicism: A Complete Course

by James Socias Author

(From Amazon): Introduction to Catholicism, 2nd Edition, contains the same Catholic teaching found in the popular original textbook, with expanded topics. Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this text covers the basic tenets of the Faith and what it means to be Catholic; to include an additional 200+ pages, a new design layout, and additional pieces of full-color liturgical art. Topics include: The Holy Catholic Church The Blessed Trinity The Paschal Mystery The Blessed Virgin Mary The Sacraments and Prayer Christian Morality and the Universal Call to Holiness New chapter on Social Doctrine This textbook is published with ecclesiastical approval from the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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Midwest Theological Forum


  • Abbreviations used for the Books of the Bible
  • General Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1 Called to Holiness
  • 2 The Existence of God and Divine Revelation
  • 3 The Nature of God: The Blessed Trinity
  • 4 Creation, Man, and Original Sin
  • 5 Jesus Christ Incarnate of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 6 The Paschal Mystery
  • 7 The Holy Spirit
  • 8 The Holy Catholic Church
  • 9 The Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting
  • 10 Christian Prayer
  • 11 The Sacraments
  • 12 Sacraments of Christian Initiation: Baptism and Confirmation
  • 13 Sacraments of Christian Initiation: The Eucharist
  • 14 Sacraments of Healing: Penance and the Anointing of the Sick
  • 15 Sacraments at the Service of Communion: Holy Orders
  • 16 Sacraments at the Service of Communion: Matrimony
  • 17 Freedom, Morality, and Grace
  • 18 The Decalogue and the Beatitudes
  • 19 The First Three Commandments
  • 20 The Fourth Commandment: Honor Your Father and Mother
  • 21 The Fifth Commandment: You Shall Not Kill
  • 22 The Sixth and Ninth Commandments: You Shall Not Commit Adultery. You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Wife.
  • 23 The Seventh and Tenth Commandments: You Shall Not Steal. You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Goods.
  • 24 The Eighth Commandment: You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor
  • 25 The Person and Society
  • Art and Photo Credits
  • Index

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