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Why Do Catholics Do That?

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In Why Do Catholics Do That? renowned scholar and religion columnist Kevin Orlin Johnson hopes to clarify the distinction between faith and its expression, whether that expression is visual or verbal. He takes a look at the basics of the faith and how it is manifested in worship. He also answers the most frequently asked questions on Catholic faith, worship, culture, and customs. Why Do Catholics Do That? blends religious history and a deep appreciation for art with an enlightened reverence for tradition. This is the definitive resource for all who wish to better understand the rituals and symbols of the Catholic faith. Topics discussed include:

How the Church Makes Laws
The Hard-Fought Genesis of the New Testament
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
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

ISBN: 9780345397263
Author: Kevin Orlin Johnson, PH.D
Format: Softcover
Pages: 288
Language: English
Occasion: RCIA

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Review: I was a little disappointed. I thought it would flow or be more to the point. Best Uses: Older Readers; Cons: Not What I Expected; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Informative

Why Catholics Do That

Review: A good read cleared up a few misconceptions.
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