This book is offered to those who wish to gain a basic knowledge of the faith and moral teaching of the Church. My hope is that, by using this short book, readers will be encouraged to explore the full text of the Catechism fo the Catholic Church. This summary, which is in a questions and answer format that many are familiar with from their school days, has been provided on the advice of parish councils as an introduction to the complete Catechism.
Looking in detail at The Creed, The Sacraments, The Ten Commandments and Christian prayer, with full cross-references to the Catechism, an exhaustive glossary, common prayers and index. This pocket catechism will be an invaluable aid and the ideal first step on the way to a deeper knowledge of the Faith of the Catholic Church.
The Faith of the Catholic Church: A Summary is adapted from an Italian text, translated by Bishop David Konstant and Fr Andrew Summersgill, with some Traditional Prayers of Ireland selected by Bishop Thomas Finnegan, and including illustrations from the Book of Kells.