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What Catholics Really Believe: 52 Answers to Common Misconceptions About the Catholic Faith

What Catholics Really Believe: 52 Answers to Common Misconceptions About the Catholic Faith

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  • What Catholics Really Believe: 52 Answers to Common Misconceptions About the Catholic Faith
  • By renowned author and apologist Karl Keating
  • A fast-reading, engrossing book
  • Perfect way to understand the Faith and share it with others
  • Great read for both Catholics and non-Catholics


The popular apologist and best-selling author of Catholicism and Fundamentalism, Karl Keating, addresses fifty-two of the most common misconceptions about the Catholic Faith that are held by many Catholics and Protestants.

Drawing upon Scripture and the Catholic tradition, he not only shows the logical errors in these positions but clearly spells out Catholic teaching and explains the rationale behind frequently misunderstood doctrines and practices.

An excellent guide to what Catholics really believe and why.


Table of Contents:

  • The Teaching Church and Its Authority
  • The Bible - Its inerrancy and Authenticity
  • The Mass and the Sacraments
  • The Immaculate Conception, Apparitions, and the Rosary
  • Our Eternal Destiny
  • Evangelization, Missionaries, and Better Homilies
  • Catholic Customs, Devotions, and Disciplines
  • The Spirit World and Superstitions


"With erudition, wit, and charm, Karl Keating explains some of the most common misunderstandings of the Roman Catholic Church. I highly recommend this work to Catholics seeking better to understand our Faith."
- Cardinal John O'Connor, Archdiocese of New York

"Keating is simply one of the best Catholic apologists alive. He writes in the tradition of, and as a worthy successor to, Frank Sheed and Fulton Sheen. He is thoroughly orthodox, reasonable, clear, and interesting."
- Peter Kreeft, Renowned philosopher, author, and speaker

Dimensions & Specifications

  • ISBN: 9780898705539
  • Author: Karl Keating
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 160
  • Language: English

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What Catholics Really Believe

Review: I relearned my faith by reading this book. I understand even better now why we as Catholic's do what we do. It gave me a better understanding of the Mass also. This is a good book for all Catholic's to read not just those who are looking into the faith. I would recommend this book to those who are searching their faith and want to understand it better.

What Catholics Really Believe

Review: An excellent book,easy to read in one sitting, very interesting.

Ultimate Catholic Quiz

Review: I really liked the books. My brothers are reading it, What Catholics really Believe, now. the Ultimate Catholic Quiz was a great reminder of our Faith. Loved it. Bill

Informative book

Review: This book is easy to understand and clearly explains common misunderstandings about what Catholics believe and what we have been taught all through our lives.

What Catholics really believe

Review: I haven't had a chance to read this book, my Dad read it (he's not much of a book reader), but he really enjoyed it, he read the whole book. My sister has it now, I haven't heard what she thinks of this book yet. My brother-in-law has started going to Mass with us, and hope this book will give him more insight of what being Catholic is all about.

Excellent source book

Review: I found the book very informative and written and formatted for easy reading. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who really wants to know or who wants to explain Catholic practices to others.

Short and to the point.

Review: This is a short yet concise and doctrinally correct Catholic response to 52 common questions about the faith from non-Catholics and Catholics not well trained in the Faith. I found it informative and, occasionally, inspiring. My fiance is a Protestant who is in the process of converting to Catholicism. This book along with the Missal, Magnificat and, of course, going to Mass, is a terrific aid. The author knows his stuff and delivers it unapologetically and with great conviction. It is a good source of reference and will be in my library - except when I loan it out. Best Uses: Interested Protestants, Occasional Catholics; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Sardonic and humorous
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