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Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2005)

by Joseph Ratzinger

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A concise dynamic reference book for communicating the Catholic faith and the Gospel message. Available in Paperback and Hardcover

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A clear and readable guide to official Roman Catholic moral theology. The main ethical section is Part Three - Life in Christ. Section 1 on life in the Spirit as man's vocation opens with a study of the dignity of the human person and contains teaching on Man: the image of God, Our vocation to beatitude, Man's freedom, The morality of human acts, The morality of the passions, Moral conscience, The virtues and Sin. There follows teaching on the human community and specifically The person and society, Participation in social life and Social justice. The third chapter on God's salvation as law and grace addresses The moral law, Grace and justification and The Church, Mother and Teacher. Section 2 on the Decalogue structures its account in terms of Christ's two-fold summary of love of God (The first, second and third commandments) and love of neighbour (The fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth). Easily available online
  ajgoddard | Jun 4, 2020 |
Conferencia Episcopal Portuguesa / Nihil Obstat - 15.06.2005 - Dom Carlos Alberto de Pinho Moreira Azevedo
  carlos_macarico | Apr 19, 2020 |
The Compendium is much shorter than the Catechism, which allows a reader to quickly learn most Catholic doctrine. The Q & A format is also helpful. All denominiations (or movements) that say "we just believe the Bible" should answer the same questions that are in this book. ( )
  RealRunner | Jan 18, 2009 |
Canadian edition; spare copy.
  wyman | Sep 3, 2007 |
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To my Venerable Brothers the Cardinals, Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops, Priests, Deacons and to all the People of God.
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"The Compendium, which I now present to the Universal Church, is a faithful and sure synthesis of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It contains, in concise form, all the essential and fundamental elements of the church's faith... I entrust this Compendium above all to the entire Church and, in particular, to every Christian, in order that it may awaken in the Church of the third millennium renewed zeal for evangelization and education in the faith, which ought to characterize every community in the Church and every Christian believer, regardless of age or nationality." –Benedictus PP XVI
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