A reliable guide to understanding the Anglican Catholic faith and practice.
The Roman Catholic Church—one of the world's oldest religions and the largest branch of Christianity—claims a total of over 1 billion baptized members around the globe and has been revered by billions of followers for thousands of years. Why?
The Catholicism Answer Book answers 300 pivotal questions about how to be catholic. From the basic tenets of Christianity and the nature of God and salvation to the differences between a Catholic Bible and a Protestant Bible, readers of this catholic history and social teaching book can round out their knowledge on such inquiries as:
What are the "lost" or "missing" books of the Bible?
Why can't Catholics divorce or remarry?
Why are priests celibate?
Why does it seem like Catholics worship Mary?
Why confess to a priest when I can go directly to God?
Rev. Fr. Kenneth D. Brighenti, PhD, a native of New Britain, Connecticut, is pastor of Saint Ann Catholic Church (Raritan, New Jersey). He is the managing editor of Sapientia magazine and cohosts the weekly TV and radio series on EWTN, Crash Course in Catholicism, with Father Trigilio.
Rev. Fr. John Trigilio, Jr., PhD, ThD, a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, is pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Marysville, Pennsylvania) and St. Bernadette Catholic Churches (Duncannon, Pennsylvania). He is the current president of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, and also cohosts two weekly television and radio series on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).