The most up-to-date “catechism” in print! For the first time in over fifty years, a Catholic bishop has published his own comprehensive presentation of the Faith—what to believe, how to live, and how to pray as Christ taught.
Sure to be a classic for generations to come, Credo: Compendium of the Catholic Faith offers a clear and readable summary of Catholicism as a whole, given in the pastoral style of the apostles. Using the simple and direct “Question–Answer” format so popular among instructors (and internet search engines), Bishop Athanasius Schneider shares a bold new articulation of timeless truths, while also engaging current issues with courage and kindness.
After an Introduction outlining Christian identity and doctrine, Part I unpacks what Catholics believe, following the articles of the Apostle’s Creed. Part II explains the principles of right moral action, following the Commandments. Part III teaches on grace, the sacraments, prayer, and worship. Appendices include the five major Christian Creeds, and a stellar Index (plus unique headers and bleed tabs) makes navigating the book delightfully easy.
Including treatments of several contemporary issues:
social media use,
science and evolution,
just war, death penalty,
gender ideology, modesty,
vaccines, health mandates,
world religions, true prayer,
faithful parenting, schooling,
religious liberty, free speech,
female clergy, Church scandal,
infallibility, magisterium, error,
pornography, sex education,
Sunday work, right worship,
marijuana, drug use,
The unambiguous language of Credo offers to the faithful and the clergy an opportune help to give an explanation to anyone who asks for the reason of the Catholic faith.
-Bishop Elias Nassar
May this work prove to be a great tool for those who seek to explore the truth of Jesus Christ more deeply.
-Bishop Joseph Strickland
Credo is an important tool in the essential missionary work of evangelisation and apologetics in announcing the Saving Truth of Jesus Christ in our world that so desperately needs it.
-Cardinal Robert Sarah
With the Credo, Bishop Athanasius Schneider proves not only to be a true successor to the apostles, who unswervingly defends and proclaims the depositum fidei entrusted to him, but also like the master of a house, “who brings out of his treasury what is new and what is old.” (Mt 13:52)
-Prof. Dr. Michael Fiedrowicz
Bishop Schneider gives voice to the living tradition, showing that it is not merely alive, but it has power to change our lives, to make us holy. I believe this book will do much good.
Hardcover, 402 Pages