Are you a cradle Catholic, but you're not sure you really understand--or know--the basics of your faith? Are you a convert and want to dive into Catholic doctrine and beliefs in an accessible way? Or are you just interested in Catholicism and need a basic place to start? Welcome to Catholic 101.
Do you know the difference between the Catholic and Protestant Old Testament? Or how the pope is elected? How about the five precepts of the Church? Whether or not feelings are sins? All of this, and more, is included!
Inspired by my years of teaching first grade CCD, Catholic 101 discusses the basics of Catholicism--our beliefs, the Church year, prayer, devotions, the sacraments, the pope, and much more.
Catholic 101 is 147 pages, divided into four sections (The Basics, The Liturgical Year, and Beliefs/Practices/Sacraments, prayers and resources), and comes with an appendix of basic prayers, a list of American Holy Days of Obligation, a list of resources, and an extensive bibliography. It's designed to be a go-to resource for all Catholics who want to know what the Church teaches, and what Catholics believe.