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Catholicism Today: A Survey of Catholic Belief and Practice [Paperback]

By Matthew F. Kohmescher (Author)
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Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8" Width: 5.64" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.59 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1999
Publisher   Paulist Press
ISBN  0809138735  
EAN  9780809138739  

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This volume is the third edition of a work that has become a standard introduction to Catholicism for the general reader and for college undergraduates. Clearly written and moderate in tone, it will help readers understand changes that have taken place in the church during their lifetimes, and those that will take place in years to come. This revised edition contains new material on medical ethics, a revised chapter on church and expanded treatments of elements of Catholic life that have grown in recent years , including small church communities and the Rite of Christian Initiation.

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It DOES have the imprimatur...  May 3, 2007
I think this book is a very good guide for RCIA. Other reviewers seem to be disappointed that it is not "Orthodox enough". Note, however, that it does have the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, indicating that it is free from doctrinal or moral error. This doesn't mean that everyone will agree with the opinions expressed, or language used ("negative vibe").

I'd suggest that it is a bit more like how we think of Pope Benedict than how we thought of Cardinal Ratzinger-- some are unhappy that the Pope isn't "as tough as he was", and others feel that the Pope strikes a good balance between teaching moral discipline, and guiding the flock with a loving hand. I think this book is more like the latter. For example, writing about whether homosexual unions should be permitted, it says "Some say yes, but the official position of the Catholic Church is still no." (pg 142).

That is an accurate statement of Catholic belief. However, this language will upset some as too ambiguous ("Some say yes"-- who? Is it talking about Catholic laity-- aren't they listening to the magisterium? Are Catholic priests preaching that-- time to excommunicate!) and not forbidding enough.

Hopefully this review will suggest to you whether this book is right for you and your parish.
Good Introduction to Catholicism  Jan 12, 2007
The first reviewer has missed the point of this book.

This book provides a good introduction for the general public and new Catholics as an ecumenically minded survey of what Catholics believe. This book is NOT a statement of the official teaching of the Catholic Church, nor is it a statement from supporters of the official positions of the Catholic Church. The beliefs of Catholics are highly varied and the plain truth is that many and even most Catholic practitioners disagree with at least some of the official teachings of the Catholic Church. This is good, and it shows how a church can be divided in belief and yet still find unity in what they do have in common, instead of dividing up into little pieces as the protestants have done. The author wants to present what the Catholic world community believes by representing all its diversity.

I am pretty well educated in Catholic belief, but since I did not grow up Catholic, I wanted to fill in any gaps in my knowledge on these matters. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a grasp of what being Catholic really means, what actual Catholics actually believe and practice in addition to the official and traditional Catholic teachings, and not the stereotypes you hear in the media or from the pulpit in protestant churches.
Good basis for NEW catholics..  Jan 27, 2002
A previous review says this book is confusing and misleading..
from a community of three priests and two nuns who use this
book with those in preparation of RCIA and entering the Catholic faith,, we think it gives a beginner Catholic a updated
and informative view of our Catholic beliefs..DAS,Upstate NY
Confusing Content, Poor Writing  Aug 26, 1999
This is not a survey of Catholic belief or practice, as the title states. It is a collection of conflicting concepts with occasional but important misstatements of fact about the Catholic faith. The author misrepresents Vatican II and represents anti-Catholic beliefs as "Catholic". The writing is not what is expected for a book that has been used as a text for "general readers and college undergraduates". Phrases like "negative vibes" probably don't mean much to the student audience, and the use of "some" for articles such as "a" or "the" is an awkward habit. If you want to know what Church dissenters teach, read Curran or McCormick. If you want to know what the Church teaches read Hahn, Howard, Guardini, Newman, von Balthasar, Groeschel or a multitude of others. If you want to confuse and mislead a friend, give him this book.

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