Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Study Guide

(Again, to be filed under the "better late than never" category. But three weeks late is not good.)

I have completely read the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1st. Edition) twice, and the 2nd. Edition as well as the Compedium are on my wish list. Since my last year formally studying the tenets of our Faith was when I was a high school senior in CCD, when CCC version 1.0 was to be published, I realized I didn't know things well enough and needed more than a "refresher course." Hearing some of the horror stories about the current state of catechism and the confusion being promoted, I wanted to be armed as best as able with accurate information.

Last Easter Sunday, a great new 'blog debuted. "A group blog for devotional & practical dialogue with sacred Scripture and sacred Tradition via the Catechism of the Catholic Church to the glory of God, for unity with the mystical body of Christ, for personal growth and the new evangelization," the goal of Catholic Catechism Dialogue Blog is to study the CCC version 2.0 in a more thorough manner in a one-year time span. A great variety of 'bloggers contribute to this outstanding site, including Julie D. of Happy Catholic and the Holy Fool.

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen once said, "There are not one hundred people in this world who dislike Catholicism, but there are millions who dislike what they mistakenly believe Catholicism to be." Unfortunately, this also include those who have been poorly taught, especially since Vatican II. Here is a golden opportunity to learn more about this "pearl of great price." The link is provided.

"This is our faith. This is the faith of the Church. We are proud to profess it, in Christ Jesus our Lord."

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