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Each chapter in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults give us a glimpse into the lives of Catholics who lived out their faith throughout our country's history Each chapter in the Catechism for Adults includes stories doctrine reflecti This year I m an RCIA catechist for the first time so I picked up this catechism for American adults to get ideas on teaching those coming into the church It s a nice easy read considering the often weighty topics it discusses and it gives clear easy to understand explanations of Catholic teachings interspersed with prayers reflections and profiles of saints and blesseds mostly from North America The audio version includes nice background music for the prayers reflections and profilesI highly recommend this book for people who want to learn about the Catholic faith and those who are already well catechized but want to get ideas on explaining the faith to others The audio version is great for listening while driving exercising or doing choresThis book differs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church or universal catechism in that it is not the comprehensive explanation of the faith including paragraph numbers that was released all over the world in the 1990s This edition is a teaching tool for American adults that takes a simplified approach to the faith If you ve been considering reading the universal catechism but were feeling daunted by the task you might want to check out the US Catechism for Adults first It emulates the structure of the universal catechism and pulls most of its doctrinal content from that resource I m feeling inspired now to read the universal catechism from cover to cover maybe sometime in 2015 or 2016

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United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

The presence of the Catholic Church in the United States reaches back to the founding days of our country through the leadership of Archbishop John Carroll the first Catholic bishop in the United States His story like the stories at the start of The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults proves that love and mercy were the foundation of Catholic faith long before Pope Francis As a returning Catholic I decided to read this book to learn about Catholicism and grow my faith Frankly I was afraid to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church itself because the numbered paragraphs were daunting This catechism takes to heart Pope John Paul II s direction to promulgate local catechisms to help people understand how to apply Church teachings in the face of the uniue problems facing their societies It does a very good jobWhat I like most about USCCA is that it is broken into12 20 page chapters written in clear prose based on the Creed the Sacraments the Ten Commandments and prayer Each chapter begins with a short biography of a person of faith who exemplifies the topic under discussion and then proceeds with a short explanation of Church teachings followed by a summary uestions for thought meditation and a prayerFor me the chapters were just long enough Longer and I might not have tried to tackle 500 pages of religious text Being short they allowed me to dip my toe in without too much apprehension The short biographies were well written and instructive and the meditations relevant Although this is not a short book it doesn t delve deep into issues Instead it gives you the basic teachings in easily understandable prose with good examples derived from life in the United States I have a much complete understanding of Catholic teachings now and have a good idea of how to continue my learning It will be a book I will return too again and again and now that I have read it I may just be able to tackle the Catechism of the Catholic Church with less fear

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On uotations discussion uestions and prayer to lead the reader to a deepening faith The Catechism for Adults is an excellent resource for preparation of catechumens in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and for ongoing catechesis of adul Each chapter is introduced from the viewpoint of a well known catholic These intros are the best parts of the book I gave the book three stars due to the many editing errors Incomplete sentences misguided syntax and placing words into uotes are some of the uirks Once I figured out this ongoing problem I was better able to use this bopk


10 thoughts on “United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

  1. says:

    I didn't know that the Catholic church agreed with me on so many issues until I read this book There is still a list of things I disagree on but the Church is liberal and Bible based than any other Christian denomination I'm proud to be a Catholic after reading this book

  2. says:

    The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults proves that love and mercy were the foundation of Catholic faith long before Pope Francis As a returning Catholic I decided to read this book to learn about Catholicism and grow my faith Frankly

  3. says:

    Recommended by a Deacon when I complained that I had to read the Catechism with a dictionary standing by I am a cradle Catholic educated 7 years in a Catholic school and never knew my religion until I returned af

  4. says:

    This year I'm an RCIA catechist for the first time so I picked up this catechism for American adults to get ideas on teaching those coming into the church It's a nice easy read considering the often weighty topics it discusses and it gives clear easy to understand explanations of Catholic teachings interspersed with prayers reflec

  5. says:

    I am currently going through RCIA and couldn't help but jump around to get various uestions answered I must say that despite going t

  6. says:

    We use this book in our Parish for RCIA class It is a very approachable way to walk through the Catechism of the Catholic Church Previously we used This Is Our Faith which I also recommend but that book is somewhat technical and heady than this volume This book works for those with no exposure to the Faith all the way to the most seasoned Parishoner

  7. says:

    Each chapter is introduced from the viewpoint of a well known catholic These intros are the best parts of the book I gave the book three stars

  8. says:

    Interesting but of course I have conflicting views with several aspects of the church This was reuired reading for RCIA The material was explained clearly and was easy to understand

  9. says:

    Good book to read Good summary of the Catechism It is the official US Catholic Bishops summary so this is their official position I would recommend it for anyone looking to understand the Catholic faith I would also get a copy of the Catechism as well

  10. says:

    I thought it was well structured and a fairly easy read A good introductionI do opt for the full Catechism green book; it is a definitive text

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