In Why Do Catholics Do That?, renowned scholar and religion columnist Kevin OrlinJohnson answeres the most frequently asked questions on Catholic faith, worship, culture, and customs, including: -How the church makes laws -The hard-faught genesis of the New Testiment -The cycle of redemption -A short guide to the meaning and structure of the mass -Decoding Symbols of scripture and the sacraments -The calendar as the image of christ's life -The rosary -The stations of the cross -Monks, nuns, and the rules that guide them -The pope -The laity in the modern world -Saints -Fatima, lourdes, and the story of apparitions -The Vatican: A holy city -The sign of the cross, christianity's best known symbol -Candles in prayer and liturgy -The meaning of the nativity scene
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Date:November 8, 2007
This book answered several long-standing questions for me. The information is presented understandably and enjoyably. I recommend "Why Do Catholics Do That?" to everyone, even those who think they understand why we Catholics do what we do.