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The Catholic Catechism

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"This volume is intended to meet a widely felt need for an up-to-date and concise source book on the principal teachings of the Catholic Church. Since the close of the Second Vatican Council, there has been such an accumulation of ecclesiastical constitutions and decrees and so many changes they introduced in Catholic practice that few people have been able to keep up with ...more
Paperback, 624 pages
Published April 1975 by Image (first published January 1st 1975)
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Michael Cates
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Resource

Father Hardon does a great job explaining the faith in an easy to understand manner. I would recommend this book to any Catholic.
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Written almost 20 years before the official Catechism of the Catholic Church was issued - and intended to fill the need that existed at the time for a guide to the Church's teachings - John Hardon's "Catholic Catechism" remains an excellent guide to the teachings, doctrines, and practices of the Catholic Church. ...more
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May 31, 2007 rated it really liked it
Written almost 20 years before the official Catechism of the Catholic Church was issued - and intended to fill the need that existed at the time for a guide to the Church's teachings - John Hardon's "Catholic Catechism" remains an excellent guide to the teachings, doctrines, and practices of the Catholic Church. ...more
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Jun 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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This is my schoolbook for the theology courses I've been taking from Catholic Distance University. It's a wonderful read and I couldnt' recommend it any more highly to anyone who would like to become familiar with the Catholic faith. ...more
Robert Barrett

Written with American spellings ;
Similar structure to Newman's essay which provided a structure ;

Not f quick reading ; In more depth than mid-secondary education ;
Appealing to some Anglican & Lutheran theologians ;
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Very good reference.
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Servant of God John Anthony Hardon received a bachelor of arts degree from John Carroll University in 1936. He entered the Jesuit novitiate in the same year, and received a Masters degree from Loyola in 1941, during his formation.

He was ordained on June 18, 1947 and then sent for doctoral studies To the pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He received his doctorate in sacred theology in 1951.

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