The Catechism of the Council of Trent
Publisher: TAN Books
Publication Date: January 1, 2018
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The Council of Trent was initially called to counter the Protestant Revolt by unambiguously affirming the distinctive truths of the Catholic faith. To disseminate these truths, the Council of Trent commanded a Catechism to be written. Composed under the supervision of St. Charles Borromeo and promulgated by St. Pope St. Pius V, its value as an authoritative exposition of the Catholic faith has only increased through the centuries.
While the catechism was originally intended for priests to use alongside the Sacred Scriptures in defending the faith, its straightforward and logical explanation of Catholic doctrinal and moral teachings has made it a useful reference and guide for the laity more than 400 years after it was first published. Today, it continues to enlighten souls who seek to discern between true and false teachings.
This edition is the definitive translation of the Catechism of the Council of Trent from the original Latin. The catechism covers four main area: the Articles of Faith, the Seven Sacraments, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. However, in addition to this there are also appendices on the Immaculate Conception, Papal Infallibility, Christian Marriage and on Frequent and Daily Communion.
"The Roman Catechism has for more than four centuries been the single most authoritative one-volume, carefully organized, easily readable, and clearly expressed synthesis of Roman Catholicism." – Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
"That golden book known as the Catechism of the Council of Trent, or Roman Catechism … Noted both for the abundance and accuracy of its teaching and for elegance of style, this catechism is a precious summary of the whole of theology, dogmatic and moral." – Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Depuis Le Jour.
What's to be said about such a tome? Well, I guess I could say it's way better than the paperback they sell you at the cathedral gift shop, that's for sure. It seems to be written with the parish priest in mind, as it has a lot of instructions for how to preach this or that point, but it's still perfectly suited to the lay-reader. It goes pretty deep into mysteries, which I appreciate having been so poorly catechised. This Trent guy really knows his stuff!
THE MOST OUTSTANDING SUMMARY OF CATHOLIC TRADITION I HAVE READ! But I'm left wondering WHY?, our Magisterium is not using, promoting & teaching this to every Catholic regardless of age or station? Maybe because some don't like the truths it contains? This might be the book on which our faith hinges moving towards an unknown future
The Catechism showed up just when expected in great condition. It really is a very beautiful book physically. Nice hardcover with gold inlay on the cover, no real bleed through on the pages, and what appears to be a sewn binding. Paper is a subtle cream color that looks very classy. Basically, if you've ever gotten a Baronius Press hardcover volume before, you know what you're getting here. Would highly recommend!
Highly recomend every Catholic own this masterpiece of chatechesis. Im soooo impressed with the quality of the instruction as well as the book itself. It's well made and had great leathery smell when I received it.
An important Catechism for every Catholic to own. The information in this Catechism should largely be considered as relevant today as it was when it was originally published. St. Pius X, pray for us!
A very beautiful Catechism