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CATECHISMS & GUIDES FOR ADULTS



THIS IS OUR FAITH
A Catholic catechism for adults
Michael Pennnock

This Is Our Faith continues to serve the Church as a leading summary of Catholic doctrine. Prepared in conjunction with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this catechism for adults is arranged in accord with the four pillars of the Catechism: 
The Profession of Faith, The Celebration of the Christian Mystery, Life in Christ, and Christian Prayer. 
Questions for discussion are also presented. 
Prayer exercises help the reader understand that knowledge of the faith draws one closer to the Lord. 
This Is Our Faith is specifically designed as a catechism for Catholic adults, for those new to the church, and those journeying through the RCIA.
Paperback 358pp R295.00 



OUR JOY IN BEING CATHOLIC:
Our Catholic customs and beliefs
Bishop Oswald Hirmer

An easy and quick reference for South African converts, confirmation communities and all who want to deepen their understanding of their Catholic faith and revive their joy in being Catholic
Paperback 158pp R85.00 
(Also available in Afrikaans R85.00; At present, the Xhosa edition is out of print)




LIFE IN CHRIST
A Catholic catechism for adults
G Weber & J Killgallon
Revised by Michael Place & Sammie Maletta

How do we know that God exists? Who is Jesus of Nazareth? What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit? What does the Church teach us today? What is sin? Why should we pray? What are the ten commandments? When was Vatican Council II called and by whom?
These and hundreds of other important questions are answered here in this clear, concise guide to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
1995/2012 pb 322pp R170.00



THE SEEKER’S CATECHISM
The basics of Catholicism
Michael Pennock

Renowned catechetical author Michael Pennock introduces the riches of the Catholic faith in accessible Q&A format. He answers 210 questions that are essential to understanding the basics of Catholicism, such as What is grace? What does a sacrament do? Why confess our sins? What is divine revelation?
Paperback 150pp R95.00





THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Revised edition

The official catechism of the church.
Paperback 671pp R209.00




CATHOLIC QUESTIONS WISE ANSWERS
Edited by Michael Daley

This book attempts to answer in a very straight-forward manner the numerous questions that cross the mind of a Catholic. Secondly, it makes us aware of the fact that one’s faith journey begins not with an answer but with a question - so there is nothing to fear!
Questions include: what is a miracle? Do Catholics still believe in purgatory? How can a priest retire? What is the history of the Infant of Prague? Does mention of the beloved disciple mean that God loves some more than others? Why are funeral Masses prohibited during Holy Week? May a layperson give a eulogy at a funeral Mass?
Paperback 372pp R90.00



HANDBOOK FOR CATHOLICS
Mary Kathleen Glavich

Learn, live & love the Faith!
How do we pray the rosary? What are the works of mercy? Who wrote the books of the bible and when? 
This handy booklet is a conveniently organized collection of essential information needed for lay Catholics to understand and practice the faith which they profess. From common Catholic prayers to doctrine, from the liturgical year calendar to the Order of Mass, this easy-to-read booklet will help beginners grow in their knowledge and love of the faith.
2009 booklet 64pp R48.00




SIGNS OF LIFE
Forty Catholic customs and their biblical roots
Scott Hahn

Hahn illuminates the roots and significance of all things Catholic, and is filled with insights and practices that will change the way you live your life   
The Sign of the Cross; the Mass, the sacraments, praying with the saints, guardian angels, the rosary, sacred images and relics, lighting candles, holy water and more!
Paperback 276pp R165.00




THE EARLY CHURCH
Jump starts for catechists
Dennis Castillo

Provides snapshots of persons and times that form part of the Church's legacy. The first five centuries were essential to the formation and direction of the people of God. 
An easy-to-read reference for catechists or persons involved in the RCIA process.
2005 booklet 42pp R56.00



25 QUESTIONS SERIES 
Each booklet has 25 questions and answers about a particular topic. There are 52 pages. R35.00 each


 


25 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE
Les Miller

Why was the bible written? How do we know that its true? Why four gospels to tell the story of Jesus? Why is the story of Moses and the Exodus central to our faith?

25 QUESTIONS ABOUT CATHOLIC SAINTS AND HEROES
Les Miller

Are saints perfect? Can parents become saints? Why is St Augustine called a Father of the Church? How did Teresa of Calcutta change people’s lives? Patron saints?

25 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POPE
Les Miller

Who is the pope? How do they help the world? What does the pope do during a normal day? Why does he travel to other countries? How do popes get their names?


25 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SACRAMENTS
Les Miller

What are the seven sacraments? Why do we baptize babies? What difference does the Eucharist make in a person’s life? Why is marriage a sacrament? Who can receive the sacrament of Holy Orders?

25 QUESTIONS ABOUT SIGNS AND SYMBOLS OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH
Les Miller

Why is the cross the best-known Christian symbol? What is the meaning of the Advent wreath? Why do we get ashes on our foreheads of Ash Wednesday? What do candles symbolize?

25 QUESTIONS ABOUT VIRTUES AND VICES
Les Mille
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What does Jesus teach us about virtues? What is a vice? How can I stop being jealous? What are the cardinal virtues? What are the theological virtues? Why is gluttony harmful?

25 QUESTIONS ABOUT VOCATIONS AND MINISTRIES
Less Miller

What is a vocation? How do I find out what my vocation is? How do people know if they are called to religious life? What does an altar server do? How is being part of a family a vocation? How is friendship a vocation? Who is a deacon and what does he do?