Now That You Are a Catholic: An Informal Guide to Catholic Customs, Traditions, and Practices

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Paulist Press, 2003 - 119 pages
You'll find Father Kenny's friendly and helpful book a practical -- and enjoyable -- introduction to the occasionally overwhelming world of day-to-day life in the Roman Catholic Church. Father Kenny draws on his dozens of years of experience as a pastor, campus minister and chaplain to help explain, clarify and introduce you to the Church you've recently become a member of. More than anything else, this book is designed to assist you in the most important matters of your faith -- including how to join a parish, how to go to confession, how to pray the rosary (including the new luminous mysteries), and how to make sense of the sometimes confusing Church liturgical calendar. With a common-sense attitude touched by good humor and patience, Father Kenny presents his book in three parts. Part one deals with "how-to" questions, while part two presents liturgical and devotional customs, questions and issues, especially in the light and tradition of the Second Vatican Council. A collection of common Catholic prayers comprises the Appendix. Book jacket.

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Father John Kenny's bestselling book, a practical, informal guide to Catholic customs, traditions and practices for new Catholics, has now been revised and expanded for the twenty-first century. Read full review

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I got this book for my husband who just converted to the Catholic faith this past Easter. He absolutely loved it. The chapters are short and easy to read and the information is easy to understand. He ... Read full review

Contents

Part I
3
Joining a Parish
5
Going to Mass
9
Receiving Communion
16
Receiving Sacramental Forgiveness
21
Getting Married
30
Buying a Bible
36
Visiting Churches
41
Part II
65
Liturgical Life
67
Devotional and Prayer Life
72
Organizations
79
When Someone Dies
84
Religious Orders
88
In the Parishes
93
Movements
98

When Someone Is Sick
46
That First Year
50
Coping with Change
56
Getting an Annulment
62
Creative Tensions
111
Appendix
115
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