Offers a concise explanation of the Faith that is both thorough and easy to understand
Ideal for teens and adults who are new to the Catholic faith
The 37 lessons contained in Baltimore Catechism No. 2 present the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith in a manner suitable for sixth through ninth graders and those preparing for Confirmation. This edition begins with a section of classic Catholic prayers, including the Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition, and more. Each of the 37 lessons starts with the famous format of phoneticized words and meanings, a mini dictionary to help with learning the vocabulary. The book ends with a compilation of common Catholic prayers and hymns, including Come Holy Ghost, O Salutaris, Tantum Ergo, hymns to Jesus and Mary, and more.
Since its 1885 debut, the Catechism commissioned by the Third Council of Bishops in Baltimore has instructed generations of Catholic faithful.
With an easy to read question and answer format, the Catechism combines solid Catholic doctrinal teaching with meaningful exposure to Scripture and practical application.
The revival of interest in the Baltimore Catechism reflects Catholics growing realization that a clear, concise presentation of the truths of the Faith is just what people young and old need to appreciate, practice and defend Church teaching. Catechists and parents will find this Catechism an invaluable teaching tool as they prepare children and catechumens to receive the Sacraments and lead authentic Catholic lives. Students will find this an uncomplicated and friendly guide to authentic Catholicism.
This book is numbered to correspond with the fourth volume which is the Explanation or Teacher's Guide: Baltimore Catechism No. 4.
I really enjoyed the Baltimore catechism no 2 I attended elementary catholic school and could not find my original book. This book brought many fond memories of my youth. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference; Describe Yourself: Rarely Read; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written